Breakin' Out Ballroom

427 West Main Street, Patchogue

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

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Highlights

Dance instructor teaches a variety of ballrooms styles including the rhythmic cha cha and rumba and more elegant tango and waltz

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Valerie
10 ratings7 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
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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Joy
19 ratings11 reviews3 photos
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
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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Romina
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 23, 2019
Great instruction and welcoming class
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gregory
5 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 18, 2019
Great staff fun atmosphere
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Roxanne
3 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 7, 2019
Great way to meet new people meanwhile bond with your partner. First time my husband and I took a dance class, and what a great place to begin! Clear instruction, accessible to all levels and, most of all, very fun!
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Ed
87 ratings57 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
January 28, 2017
I went twice, group class work fine I would recommend breakin out ballroom for some one strating to learn how to ballroom dance.
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About This Deal

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.

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