It takes two to tango, which is why the Three Stooges pursued careers in quantum physics. Let your feet find their calling with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one month of level-one and all-levels group dance classes and practice parties, plus a waived registration fee, at Paul Pellicoro's DanceSport (a $325 value). More seasoned steppers may also use this Groupon, but must call to schedule a 30-minute private evaluation (an additional $20 fee) to be placed in the class suited to their dance experience. This Groupon is not valid for afternoon classes.
With experience instructing celebrity clientele from Al Pacino to Julie Andrews in the ways of hoofing, more than 30 skilled instructors at Paul Pellicoro's DanceSport know how to mold bodies and stir hips in classes spanning a variety of dazzling styles. The studio's dance masters teach the ins and outs of ballroom, salsa, tango, and other techniques to fleet-footed factions of 20–40 students, a big enough group that dancers can learn to lead and follow without bringing their own partner or dolled-up mop. Each 55-minute class takes place once a week in four-week cycles, allowing Groupon holders to try out a cornucopia of different styles without turning scheduling into an impossible tango. Nightly dance parties let students break in their new moves in a lounge-like setting. Early registration is suggested as group classes fill up quickly.
Paul Pellicoro's DanceSport
Choreographing the much-beloved tango scene in Scent of a Woman is a shining point on anyone's resumé. For Paul Pellicoro, it is one of many distinctions awarded to him and his staff of professional dance instructors at DanceSport, the go-to studio for Latin and ballroom dance. Their choreography and performance work has graced the diverse sound and theater stages of The Today Show, A River Runs Through It, and the Harlem Jazz Dance Festival, among many others. Their lessons have benefited Chris Cuomo and Good Morning America anchors Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts.
Rousing group classes take place across nine air-conditioned studios, each one outfitted with a wood-sprung floor carved from an oak tree wearing a tutu. Whether leading these sessions, helping couples prepare their wedding dance, or contributing to charitable causes such as Gilda's Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, or Night For Niños, DanceSport's sure-footed staff flourishes with skill, patience, and compassion.