Thought to derive from the ecstatic trance states of ancient healing rituals, dance is now primarily used to embarrass children and pound loose floorboards into place. Fix your floors with today's Groupon. For $45, you get any four-week dance class and four dance socials at Dance With Me, a value of $88–$98 depending on the location. Your Groupon is good at either the SoHo, Long Island, or Jersey studio. The dance studio is the brainchild of internationally acclaimed dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy of Dancing with the Stars fame. He's infused years of experience into every instructor, class, and Fantasia-brand mop that self-cleans the studios when no one's looking.
Each course runs on a four-week track, with each class building off the preceding week. Jumping into advanced steps without first mastering the basics would be like trying to build the world's tallest salami sandwich without first establishing a solid rye base. The three studios offer a variety of classes for all levels. There is beginning-level cha-cha, salsa, hustle, tango, Mississippi Sob Shuffle, and more. More-experienced movers and shakers can sign up for a four-week semester in an intermediate or advanced-level course from the same styles. Check out the current schedule for the days and times of classes (click here for SoHo, here for Long Island, and here for Jersey). If your dancing feet are getting antsy to start, the next four-week term begins March 8 at the SoHo studio.
You'll also get four social parties, where you can show off fresh moves while acquiring new ones through osmosis. Different genres of music are spotlighted at different dances, just like the levels in Megaman 2. Check each location's site for more information on social parties.
On a very special episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, the ladies grooved at a Dance With Me studio, and on the Bergen Boulevard location's website are videos of Dancing with the Stars vet Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
- They have the best quality of dancers who train their students, and I have learned an incredible amount of dance and grown as a dancer tremendously. Management and staff go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and like family. – Janet J, Google Maps
- From the hugs and kisses to the big welcoming smiles, the smell of aftershave, the music playing in the background just makes me want to forget my worries and just dance! My aching feet, tired muscles, bruises, blisters and all just make me want to come back for more!!! – daidamny, Google Maps
Dance With Me
Featured on ABC, Fox, and various channels, Dance With Me doesn't just teach students the mechanics of fun, fit, and healthy dancing—they transform them into dancers. And the process goes beyond learning fancy footwork. Participants are welcomed into a setting that cultivates confidence, nurtures self-expression, and bolsters social interaction skills, since it really does take more than one person to tango.
The joy of ballroom dancing becomes contagious at each of Dance With Me's modernized studios, which host classes specifically tailored toward each visitor's goals. And those classes are taught by a uniquely qualified team of professionals, some of whom may have familiar faces. Co-founder Maksim Chmerkovskiy is a renowned Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor, but he's perhaps best known for keeping celebrities on their toes in his 14 appearances on Dancing with the Stars. Along with National and World Champions and Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars choreographers Val Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani, he has instilled Dance With Me's staff with their professional chops and ability to stay composed when cha-cha-cha-ing with a boom mic.