Four or Eight Weeks of Dance Classes, 2 Private Lessons, or Group Dance Event at Dance U2 (Up to 75% Off)

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Mark B. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed April 19, 2018
Classes are fun especially after you have attended a few regular sessions. You get to know the regular attendees and it feels like learning to dance with friends. The instructor will continuously rotate partners throughout the dance lesson so that you learn how to dance with partners of various skill levels.

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Consepsion A. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed April 16, 2018
An inexpensive way to learn to dance with a great instructor that really makes it simple for you.

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Jisele T. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed April 16, 2018
Tony is an excellent instructor! I love how philosophical and compassionate he is about dance, not only the actual dance but the dance between two people while connecting on the dance floor. You won't find another instructor like Tony. His teaching style is unique which makes my lessons with him even more enjoyable. Jisele Tuuri

What You'll Get


Choose from Four Options

  • $28 for Four Weeks of Unlimited Group Classes and a Private Lesson ($114 value)
  • $56 for Eight Weeks of Unlimited Group Classes and a Private Lesson ($228 value)
  • $47 for Two Private Lessons ($118 value)
  • $123 for Event Group Dance Lesson ($350 value)

Leading and Following: Staying in Tune with Your Partner

Before you and a partner hit the floor, you’ll need to decide who will lead. Learn why dancing is more than a game of “Follow the Leader” in Groupon’s study of the concept.

A truly great dancer can lead a partner through a waltz on a crowded floor without smashing any toes or shattering any monocles—even if that partner has never waltzed before. The lead dancer (traditionally, but not always, the male of a male-female partnership) is charged with sending nonverbal cues to his partner through subtle movements of his hands and arms. This task can be incredibly nuanced, as the lead dancer must simultaneously keep time with the music, plan out his next steps, and navigate around other dancers. This is not to say that the other partner is entirely passive. Richard Powers, a dance instructor at Stanford University, asserts in his Thoughts on Dance that “the follow role is mentally and physically active,” just as aware of her surroundings and her partner’s movements as the lead. Each partner must constantly adjust their movements to match the other’s, and a good lead will never exert too much force if his partner does not catch his cues or know how to read his semaphore flags. “Clear leading is the physical equivalent of quiet, perfect diction, not shouting,” writes Powers.

This equality-minded philosophy of social dance gained widespread acceptance after the gender-role upheavals of the 20th century, but it isn’t a new phenomenon. Many 19th century men were emphatic about respecting the autonomy of their dance partners, with famed dancer Charles Durang noting in 1847 that “Gentlemen ought always to be attentive to their partners, and they should move in unison with their every step and attitude.” That sentiment makes a striking contrast with that of a 1930 writer who argued that “No matter what her views on suffrage and feminism may be, it is a woman’s duty to let the man lead on the ballroom floor. He is the pace-maker; she is his shadow.” These attitudes about female submission on the dance floor persisted well through the 1950s, when the rise of the feminist movement began to reshape attitudes throughout society. Today, many dancers of any gender feel it’s important to learn to lead and to follow in order to become a well-rounded, attentive partner.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Classes are nonrefundable. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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