Dance can express what words cannot, whether it's the triumphant joy in a football player's post-touchdown pirouette or the passionate tango used to notify roommates that the basement is flooding. Transmit tidings with twinkling toes thanks to today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a single or couples ballroom dance class package at Dance Dynamics on 33rd Street (a $125 value). The package includes two 30-minute private ballroom lessons, one 45-minute group ballroom class, and one 60-minute supervised ballroom practice session.
The experienced instructors at Dance Dynamics finesse twirlers and whirlers of all ages and skill levels onto the dance floor, instilling the innards of both amateurs and experts with a solid sense of aplomb. The classic ballroom dances, with or without feathered headgear, are as social and elegant as they are athletic. Classes run through a variety of styles, including two-step, jive, swing, foxtrot, rumba, and more. Latin dances make for a vibrant, thoroughly current pastime set to music that has the potential to set feet afire when paired with a magnifying glass and persistence. The three varieties of classes in today’s package ensure that a dancer or pair of dancers get more and more comfortable with the style of dance they’re mastering under the close observation and warm glasses of milk hand-fed by a Dance Dynamics master.
The Dance Dynamics instructors, whose combined teaching experience exceeds 50 years, teach beginning dancers to learn to connect musically and congenially in a real-life setting. Whether you’re prepping for a wedding or a cartoon villain funeral, the studio will get you out there with class and the potential to render watching friends and relatives slack-jawed and dumbstruck. Call ahead for scheduling times and to make reservations.
Students at Dance Dynamics, a registered member of the Canadian Dance Federation, may recognize the director, Herb Clarke. The veteran dance teacher and Dance Saskatchewan board of directors member has starred in his own teaching series on Shaw Cable and has appeared alongside Juliet Prowse on PBS’s Championship Ballroom Dancing. He harnesses his fleet-footed expertise and choreography experience to lead students of all skill levels through lessons in a variety of dance styles, such as rumba, salsa, swing, and waltz. In doing so, Clarke and his teaching staff help students reap the benefits of dance, such as stress relief, weight loss, and the ability to summon Fred Astaire by whispering his name into a candlelit mirror.