Though it only takes two to tango, it takes an entire dance studio to ward off gangs of square-dancing street toughs. Hone your defense mechanisms with today's Groupon: for $35, you get four one-hour private ballroom or social dance lessons good for one or two people at Dance with Grace (a $100 value).
The nimble-footed instructors at Dance With Grace teach classic social, American, and international partner-dance styles to students looking to hone their moves for weddings or make rhythmic entrances into friendly dance communities. Students can prepare for lively encounters with lindy hoppers, salsa dancers, or hustle purveyors, or glide in threes in Viennese waltzes or cha-chas. The soulful moves of rumba, mambo, and paso doble enchant tongues as well as feet. Private lessons, available Monday–Saturday at a wide range of times, grant gliding pairs or solo steppers skills and patterns they can easily file away and whip out at special occasions, nightclubs, or impromptu flash proms. Many of the studio’s NDCA-certified teachers have twirled competitively and are steeped in multiple styles of dance.
Pupils glean beats and absorb fundamentals at their own pace within Dance with Grace’s spacious two-ballroom location. For those preparing for nuptial displays, the studio’s instructors can collaborate on song choice, provide precise specifications for limbo-pole angles, and tailor instruction toward the couple’s individual vision.
Dance with Grace
After taking home a trophy from the prestigious Ohio Star Ball, award-winning ballroom dancer John Gividen decided to help others twirl confidently with other light trippers. At Dance with Grace, he helms a team of National Dance Council of America–certified instructors who dance guests of all skill levels toward proficiency in international and American styles of dance, including the Viennese waltz, paso doble, jive, and West Coast swing. Instructors customize each lesson while concentrating on partnering skills, instead of rote footwork, leaving students with the ability to seamlessly drift between partners and dance styles. They also help couples prepare for their wedding dance so they can confidently perform elegant twirls and effortlessly pull off their first couples kick line.