What You'll Get
The day is swift approaching when nutcracker mice will descend from the heavens for a final Valentine’s waltz before they see their dance-shadows and summon another six years of winter. Today’s Groupon prepares you for the final foxtrot with four group dance lessons at Crystal Ballroom Dance Studio for $25 (a $60 value). The dance studio’s master instructors can teach your limbs to absorb the world’s finer dance moves better than nutrient-packed, snake-oil dancing cream.
As the only form of exercise proven to work your calf muscles, dance is a terrific way to liberate your inner rhythms, exorcise your stress tanks, and meet dance instructors. Mercury News named Crystal Ballroom Dance Studio the Best Dance Club of Silicon Valley. Crystal’s world-class instructor Sven holds a degree in choreography from Tallinn University in Europe and teaches dancers of all experience levels to unleash the potential hiding in their feet. Classes last 45 minutes and run Monday and Wednesday nights at 7:45 p.m. and Friday nights at 8:30 p.m. Take all of the same class or try them all to diversify your ballroom skills. Choose from the following sessions:
- Monday night: Smooth Night featuring waltz, fox trot, and tango
- Wednesday night: Latin/Rhythm Night featuring rumba, cha-cha, salsa, and swing
- Friday night: Instruction and Party Night, when the ballroom opens up to a mish-mash of dance styles
Just as an itchy nose is a sure sign of foul weather afoot, an itchy foot means your body needs the coordinated medication of a good night’s jig. Surprise your sweetie with a romantic Valentine’s Day slow dance, or find a handsome stranger on the dance floor with today’s Groupon. This deal gives you and a partner the option to split your four sessions into two sessions for the both of you, or you and your compatriot can each buy a Groupon and attend all four sessions together in dancing harmony.
Classes begin promptly, so make sure you arrive a few minutes early so you don’t miss the beginning of your lesson.
In 2009, Mercury News named Crystal Ballroom the Best Dance Club in Silicon Valley: > * Whether you want your wedding dance perfect, want to polish your salsa skills or fantasize about dancing with the stars, Crystal Ballroom is the place to start. – Mercury News
Though three polarized Yelpers give Crystal Ballroom Dance Studio a solid three stars, one Merchant Circle reviewer gives a perfect five, and seven Yahoo! Locals give 4.5: > * I attended my first [salsa] class on Friday, about 20 people not overcrowded. The instructor was explaining the difference between Cuban salsa and L.A. Salsa, so he knows his stuff. – Cleo, Yahoo! Local > * My teacher is an international champion, and a choreographer too! The staff is very nice. The owner is a lady, very charming and patient. – Indira R, Yahoo! Local
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 6, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy multiple as gifts. Groupon may be split between 2 people. Must call to schedule classes, subject to availability. Not valid for dinner dance parties. No cash value. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Crystal Ballroom Dance Studio
At her first ballroom-dance lesson, DeeLynn Fields learned, "If you can spell, you can dance." Working through tango steps, she stopped and unpacked t-a-n-g-o. By seeing the word for its individual parts, she reasoned that she could do the same with the dance. Soon after mastering each step, Fields felt them flow together, and a smile bloomed across her face.
That moment—when a student begins to grasp a dance and cracks a smirk—is what Fields lives for and now endeavors to cultivate at Crystal Ballroom Dance Studio. She and her fellow instructors teach beginning and intermediate-level dancers both smooth and Latin forms of ballroom dance, including tango, foxtrot, and other dance forms named after military lingo, and the team's expertise has garnered multiple awards, including a Best of Silicon Valley award from San Jose Mercury News in 2013 and 2015.