What You'll Get
A dance class can teach anyone to move with grace through bee attacks, while getting served in front of a blind date, or during mega-prom. Achieve confident feet with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one month of unlimited group classes, one private lesson, and one practice party at Dance Charisma, on South Jones Boulevard (a $136.95 value).
With decades of dance experience, the trained twinkle-toe teachers at Dance Charisma offer specialized instruction to aspiring dancers of all ages in dance disciplines such as salsa, cha cha, hip-hop, waltz, and swing. The international staff is highly educated and boasts a varied background, including classical ballet training and master's degrees in Dance Choreography. One month of unlimited classes (a $49.95 value) includes the 45-minute beginning-salsa class, which instills the basics through partner-based exercises to get hips moving as smoothly as guacamole, and the 45-minute Cardio Dance with Live Drumming, which offers a salsa-merengue hybrid sure to burn off last night's burrito. The private lesson (a $75 value) offers the most efficient way to master dance steps with one-on-one twirl sessions with a professional trainer for the most personalized instruction. Students can showcase their newly acquired skills at the Friday-night practice party (a $12 value), held from 8:15 p.m. to 10 p.m., which allows pupils to show off their sultry new swagger and cut a rhythmic rug on Dance Charisma's 1,700-square-foot dance floor. The practice party is open to the hip-shaking public. See the FAQ for more information.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy more as gifts. Must activate membership by 9/14, membership expires 1 month from activation. Reservation req'd. for private lesson. Must be 21 or older. No cash back. Not valid w/other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Dance Charisma
While most of the other instructors at Dance Charisma began dancing as children, the center's director, Nancy Nies, took a different approach in life. A lawyer, she served as a judge-advocate general in the Air Force, and didn't start dancing until her mid 30s. But once she started, she fell in love with the art form and began training with national dance champions, eventually medaling at the US Dance Championships.
Her path proves that anyone passionate about dancing can learn, so she began Dance Charisma, where youths and adults gather to learn dances as varied as salsa, swing, and waltz. No partner is necessary, but couples can take lessons to make a splash during their wedding. Those without wedding receptions to show off their newly learned moves can come to the weekly dance parties, where dancers with all levels of experience practice and socialize.