Flexibility has long been the yardstick of civilization, explaining the historical prestige of dancers and yogis, as well as the four-term presidency of Tommy Tune. Climb the social ladder and get in shape with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a private introductory ballroom-dance lesson (a $90 value), plus two group classes of your choice (a $20 value each), at The Bliss Studio, in Oyster Bay (a $130 total value).
The Bliss Studio's fitness regimen includes body-sculpting techniques both ultramodern and mystically archaic. Start off learning the rudiments of ballroom with a tailored one-on-one lesson in which an experienced instructor will assess your abilities, introduce the basics, and create an individualized lesson guide vital for leveling up in the World of Dancecraft. During the 40-minute lesson, feet hoof it through one-two steps, sashaying twirls, and grandiose dips. With a choice of two 45-minute group classes, students can find their mental and emotional centers, de-stress their minds, and tighten and tone their bodies in a range of styles. Bliss's varied yoga regimens cater to posturing posers of every skill level, and Zumba's rhythmic workout is perfect for Latin–dance fans, exercisers hoping to aerobically gyrate into a smaller size, or anybody who owns a Mexican-wrestling-match outfit that matches their leg warmers.
To mollify uptight tendons and clenched calves, The Bliss Studio pulls legs into a relaxed environment where they can boogie in comfort. Scour the schedule to plan your pliés and set a timetable for your dance revolution.