To make dance routines flashier, professionals often wear sequined outfits or burlap sacks filled with fireworks. Light up the dance floor with this Groupon.
$25 for Five Private 20-Minute Dance Lessons for Two Adults ($371 Value)
During these private sessions, expert instructors join in a 100-year tradition of teaching Charlotte-area hoofers how to cut a rug. Groupon holders can learn the intricacies of ballroom, social, beach, country, nightclub, or Latin dancing.
Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Charlotte
Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.