Circus bears untrained in the art of dance are often the least popular big-top attraction, falling somewhere between the bearded lady and a slice of stale rye bread on a pedestal. Ensure an appearance in the spotlight with today's Groupon: for $65, you get two 45-minute private lessons, one 45-minute group lesson, and one dance party at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (a $150 Value). Choose from one of three locations: Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, or Ventura locations. Call to schedule your private classes (private lessons can be scheduled between 1:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday), and check the calendar on each location's website for group-lesson and dance-party times.
Arthur Murray Dance Studio's panel of certified instructors is ready and waiting to instruct students in the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. Bring a partner to your three lessons, or fly solo and dance with your instructor during private lessons and mingle with fellow dancers during the group class. In either case, you'll leave with a greater understanding of the dance style of your choosing. These lessons are ideal for a betrothed pair prepping for the big wedding dance or a fledgling fitness seeker looking for a fun new way to get shipshape. Stick to a stately waltz, spicy up life with a rumba, or feel vibrant and playful with a few swing steps in your personal repertoire. After amassing a bevy of dance-related chops, show them off before friends and foes at the dance party, where a series of fierce foot battles determine who will become the next lord of the dance.
Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when an entrepreneur, also named Arthur Murray, began selling mail-order dance lessons. Over the course of the following century, the company grew and expanded internationally to become the cavorting juggernaut it is today. The Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura locations' spacious, wood-floored studios are superbly suited to slicing and dicing a rug until it is no longer recognizable.
San Buenaventura (Ventura)
5725 Ralston St.
Ventura, California 93003
3065 E Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, California 91362
222 W Carrillo St.
Santa Barbara, California 93101