Dancing is a healthy way to physically connect to someone, preferable to giving them a painful bear hug or sewing your head onto their body. Get cheek-to-cheek with this Groupon.
$29 for a Discover Dance Session for Two ($138 Value)
Held on Saturday, January 19, at the German Canadian Club, the Discover Dance program takes place in three parts. From 12:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., instructors lead couples through 45-minute lessons that cover the basic steps and rhythms of four dance styles—Nightclub, Cha-Cha, West Coast Swing, and Jive. After a dinner break, dancers reconvene at 7:30 p.m. for a review of the steps they’ve learned, followed by an evening of social dance and a beginners' two-step lesson. Students should wear leather-soled shoes; women can wear a low heel.
At DanceWorx, competitive dancer and instructor Debra Selzler teaches an everyman approach to dancing—her steps are suited to all body types and can be altered to accommodate dancers of all experience levels. She teaches more than 15 genres of dance, from ballroom to country to swing, in weekly classes that stand alone as self-contained routines. Her classes are very social; attendance is split almost evenly between couples and singles, so partners rotate frequently to give everyone a chance to cut a rug. During classes and dance parties, students whirl across the dance floor with partners of varying skill levels, leading and following styles, and number of left feet cast in lead. The dance parties give pupils a chance to show off their freshly learned moves and in a nightclub setting while learning from others before taking their twinkle toes to upcoming weddings or nights out on the town. For students who want to try a little bit of everything, she leads an all-day Discover Dance program, which introduces fancy feet to five dance styles in 45-minute snippets.