Private and Group Dance Classes at Breakin' Out Ballroom (Up to 71% Off)

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Valerie C. · 7 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· Reviewed September 21, 2017
Jen is an amazing dancer and instructor...patient, positive, professional and inspiring!! We are continuing with a package of dance lessons...a fun and energizing way to spend time together with my partner!
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We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to seeing you again
Merchant replied · February 27, 2018

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Joy B. ·
Reviewed June 25, 2016
Beautiful dance studio Great instructors. Lauren was very understanding. great for social dancing. Would recommend this for anyone looking to perfect social dancing and have fun doing it. This place offers not only instruction but a place to practice and a social atmosp
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We love having you as a student Joy
Merchant replied · February 27, 2018

What You'll Get


Choose from Three Options

  • $71.50 for two private dance lessons, one group class and one practice party ($250 value)
  • $20.50 for a group dance workshop for one ($40 value)
  • $30 for a group dance workshop for two ($60 value)

Leading and Following: Staying in Tune with Your Partner

Before you and a partner hit the floor, you’ll need to decide who will lead. Learn why dancing is more than a game of “Follow the Leader” in Groupon’s study of the concept.

A truly great dancer can lead a partner through a waltz on a crowded floor without smashing any toes or shattering any monocles—even if that partner has never waltzed before. The lead dancer (traditionally, but not always, the male of a male-female partnership) is charged with sending nonverbal cues to his partner through subtle movements of his hands and arms. This task can be incredibly nuanced, as the lead dancer must simultaneously keep time with the music, plan out his next steps, and navigate around other dancers. This is not to say that the other partner is entirely passive. Richard Powers, a dance instructor at Stanford University, asserts in his Thoughts on Dance that “the follow role is mentally and physically active,” just as aware of her surroundings and her partner’s movements as the lead. Each partner must constantly adjust their movements to match the other’s, and a good lead will never exert too much force if his partner does not catch his cues or know how to read his semaphore flags. “Clear leading is the physical equivalent of quiet, perfect diction, not shouting,” writes Powers.

This equality-minded philosophy of social dance gained widespread acceptance after the gender-role upheavals of the 20th century, but it isn’t a new phenomenon. Many 19th century men were emphatic about respecting the autonomy of their dance partners, with famed dancer Charles Durang noting in 1847 that “Gentlemen ought always to be attentive to their partners, and they should move in unison with their every step and attitude.” That sentiment makes a striking contrast with that of a 1930 writer who argued that “No matter what her views on suffrage and feminism may be, it is a woman’s duty to let the man lead on the ballroom floor. […] He is the pace-maker; she is his shadow.” These attitudes about female submission on the dance floor persisted well through the 1950s, when the rise of the feminist movement began to reshape attitudes throughout society. Today, many dancers of any gender feel it’s important to learn to lead and to follow in order to become a well-rounded, attentive partner.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. New customers only. Reservation required. Registration required. Limit 1 per person, Limit 1 per gift, Limit 1 per couple. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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