Recent studies show that people who dance tend to possess above-average strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as a significantly lower risk of getting served. Hone this vital skill with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get five group dance classes (a $75 value) at ATOMIC Ballroom in Irvine. ATOMIC's trained instructors will guide determined dancers of all experience levels through proper steps and shimmies. Use all five lessons for the same type of dance, or mix and match multiple drop-in classes to try out a variety of styles, including jump and jiving swing, classic ballroom, high energy Latin, and extras such as belly dancing and standing completely still like a statue. Check out the schedule for a full list of times available through the week.
Yelpers and five Yahoo! Locals award ATOMIC Ballroom an average of 4.5 stars.
- The workshops are constantly evolving. The group lessons teach you both technique as well as moves. – grace a., Yelp
- I can now say that Atomic is again top on my list of places to send my friends who want to take dance lessons, and for those who don't too... if you go you're bound to have a good time... they love beginners and will go out of there way to make sure you enjoy dancing – Swingkid, Yahoo! Local
Shesha Marvin was nervous as he gazed out on the dance floor, certain that his pounding heart could even be heard over the booming music. He had always been uneasy on his feet, choosing to lurk by the punch bowl at parties rather than asking girls for a dance—but now, at last, was a chance to overcome his fear. He took a deep breath and stepped out onto the floor, where he was immediately swept away in a rush of lively beats and glimmering lights.
After than fateful night, Shesha was hooked. He began dancing six nights a week at local clubs and, eventually, in Disneyland shows, favoring the lindy-hop and swing styles. He traveled the world to compete in international championships, even performing live on Dancing with the Stars. Today, Shesha brings his years of passion and expertise to his own dance studio, Atomic Ballroom.
Atop the hardwood floors of his spacious studio, Shesha and his instructors lead students of all experience levels through the steps, twirls, and transitions of the East Coast swing, the American fox trot, and the Argentine tango. The instructors can even help couples choreograph a dance for their wedding while providing expert advice on how to sashay gracefully in heels or how to twirl the bride without destroying the reception hall with F5-level winds. Every night of the week, they host a group dance party—from Sunday night tango to Saturday night Ballroom, and belly dance throughout the week.