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. For $68, today's Groupon gets you moves and a meal with an evening of dinner and dancing for two at Dance Pizazz in St. Peters. You'll get a 45-minute group-format couples dance lesson, a 45-minute practice party, and a five-course gourmet meal prepared by a five-star chef at nearby Bogart's Kitchen & Bar (a $170 total value).
Sessions are offered Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights, with two sessions per night. Work up an appetite with a 45-minute couples-centric lesson at Dance Pizazz. Next, show off the moves you and your date just learned during a 45-minute practice party. Post practice party, you and your date will jet over to Bogart's, a mere 10-minute trip from the studio, for an elegant multi-course meal complete with wine pairings. For starters, take in the light delights of an Armagnac-infused Alaskan-crab bisque paired with a Richter Piesporter Riesling. Advance to a heart-of-palm and avocado salad tossed in pomelo vinaigrette with an Oak Leaf chardonnay. After a quick palate purification via mango sorbet, you'll feast upon a roulade of free-range chicken sided with baby spinach and wild mushroom. An organic Paul Dolan pinot noir complements the course like a super-sized washer to a wrinkle-free dryer. A bittersweet chocolate fondant served with cappuccino ice cream and a Portuguese tawny port end the experience on a sweet note. A vegetarian option of chilled gazpacho, dumplings, and more is also available for teetotalers and the meat-averse.
Choose from two sessions starting at 5:30 p.m. or 6:45 p.m. for an evening packed full of savory fun. There is a maximum of 20 couples per session, so you needn't worry about losing your mate in a swarm of elegantly dressed bodies. Reservations must be made at least a week in advance to ensure a spot; transportation is not included, unless you consider an elegant spin across the dance floor a method of transportation.
- The dance salon offers classes to help get you in shape (ballroom bootcamp, baby) along with ones that will have you waltzing, tangoing and swinging in no time … or honing the skills you already have. – The Daily Sauce
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Dance Pizazz owner Nikki McElvain believes that dancing is not just a fun way to spend an evening, but a way to celebrate life. Boasting more than a decade of experience gracefully swirling across dance floors, she now shares her fancy footwork with patrons of all skill levels at her own studio. She invites teens, adults, and seniors to explore the dance styles of ballroom, Latin, and swing on the studio's floating dance floor, whose low-impact surface relieves feet and joints. Singles and couples hone their technique in group or private lessons, and newly-weds-to-be can prepare for their first dance in wedding-oriented programs. To simulate a real-world dance setting, Nikki turns on the studio’s LED nightclub lights and releases Richard Simmons for evening social dances, where students can gather to show off their newly learned moves.