Learning to dance, like surviving an earthquake, requires spatial awareness, a strong inner ear, and the poise and grace of a concrete-enforced skyscraper. Shudder and shimmy through the night with today’s deal: for $27, you get two private 30-minute ballroom dance lessons at Carolina Ballroom of Cary (a $55 value), located on Pebble Creek Drive in Cary. Groupon buyers also get free admission to one group lesson and one dance party. Consult the calendar on their website for times. The Carolina Ballroom schools' sure-footed students learn traditional ballroom dances running the gamut from smooth and elegant waltzes to rhythmic and frenetic quicksteps, shags, jives, and more. Strap on character shoes, slip into a sumptuous dress, and twirl with instructors in 30-minute private lessons, which cultivate technique at an individualized pace. Whether preparing for a competition, a social dance, or a round of grizzly wrestling, dancers can strengthen their steps through detail work in lessons and practical application at the included group lesson and Friday night practice party.
Carolina Ballroom of Cary
Each of the professionally trained instructors at Carolina Ballroom of Cary has more than 10 years of experience, which they use to teach two categories of dance—smooth jazz, and rhythm. Smooth jazz encompasses the waltz, foxtrot, tango, Viennese waltz, and quickstep, while rhythm includes dance styles such as the salsa, cha-cha, rumba, various versions of swing, shag, and jive. They coach students through a variety of fashions, including private lessons, group classes, and practice parties. Every month, the staff also hosts a night out on the town that allows students and faculty to visit a local dance club and showcase their moves.