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20513 Abrams Ct., Brookeville

Three or Five Private Dance Lessons for One or Two at Ballroom Dance Maryland (Up to 76% Off)

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Professional and trained ballroom dancers with over 40 years of experience offer private dance classes

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1 ratings1 reviews
January 20, 2021
Each minute was productive and focused to maximize my development. Instruction room was spacious and well-designed with a wide range of music. Instructor was easily understood, organized, and prepared. The couple are decades long established champion and social dance teachers. You leave with notes or a video of material learned.
Claudiatop reviewer
14 ratings9 reviews
August 14, 2019
Alex the instructor was personable patient and very clear in his teaching style and instruction. The studio was clean, beautiful and Alex was extremely organized in his approach geared to our specific needs. We do not want to prepare for a wedding or a competition. We just want to dance better as a couple. He understood and tailored his approach to fit our needs. I cannot wait til next weeks lesson!
10 ratings3 reviews
June 6, 2019
We had a wonderful session with Alex! He is patient and has a good humor.
1 ratings1 reviews
January 15, 2019
Love the personal attention.
Mrstop reviewer
34 ratings17 reviews
March 4, 2018
Both instructors are wonderful patient experienced professionals. We are eager to take more lessons from them. Only 4stars simply because we were disappointed to find out we would not be receiving the two group lessons listed on the Groupon ( we paid for "two private plus two group lessons"). When we asked we were told the group lessons are not for beginners, only for advanced dancers, and that our "private lessons" had been increased by 15 min each. We would have preferred to have this information at time of purchase.
1 ratings1 reviews
October 25, 2017
Alex is super instructor. He is very nice and very good at technique. I like him!
3 ratings1 reviews
August 8, 2017
Wonderful, excellent, superb ballroom dancing instruction. Highly recommended!
3 ratings3 reviews
July 9, 2017
Very patient teacher. Lovely setting. Beautiful studio.
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About This Deal

Choice of:

  • Three Private Dance Lessons for One
  • Five Private Dance Lessons for One
  • Five Private Dance Lessons for Two
  • Three Private Dance Lessons for Two

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Tap Shoes: Making Music, Step by Step

Before you shuffle off to your first tap class, you’ll want to secure the proper footwear. Use Groupon’s study of tap shoes to ensure your feet can keep the beat.

It’s hard to imagine Bill “Bojangles” Robinson dancing across the silver screen in 1935 with bottle caps nailed to his shoes, but that might have been the case if it weren’t for a breakthrough in dance just a decade earlier. Modern tap shoes—with their smooth, endlessly customizable metal plates in the toe and heel—made their mainstream debut in the 1925 show No, No Nanette, and within a few years, most Broadway-style dancers were amplifying their steps with the help of metal plates. The style known simply as tap existed before that, of course, but tappers had to practice their craft wearing clogs, boots, or hard-soled shoes outfitted with hobnails or bottle caps. Like many American styles, the moves were a fusion of different cultures, combining irish clog dancing and english step dancing with the improvisational, rhythmic dances passed down through generations of African Americans. The dance quickly spread throughout social clubs, street corners, and eventually traveling minstrel shows before hitting Broadway and, from there, Hollywood. 

Today, men’s tap shoes echo the black, Oxford-style shoe worn by Robinson himself, while women’s tap shoes often mimic the girlish, Mary Jane flats of his frequent dance partner, Shirley Temple. Women’s shoes are also available in heels, though beginners may find them too difficult to use at first. Most tappers recommend leather shoes with metal plates, but more affordable options made of PVC or polyurethane make for a decent starter pair. Some vendors may sell the taps separately from the shoe; these require professional attachment, though they allow dancers to loosen or tighten the plates at will to customize their individual sound.

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