Properly cutting a rug can be a laborious process of measuring room dimensions, procuring carpet shears, and incurring the wrath of a neighbor when they discover you mangling their rug. Today's Groupon lets you skip over these formalities: for $35, you get a ballroom dance package worth $105 at Daza Dance in Johns Creek. The package includes a 45-minute private lesson ($75 value), one drop-in class of your choice ($15 value), and one Friday-night dance party pass ($15 value), which includes two drink tickets and refreshments. Each Groupon is good for one person, so have your beloved partner or happy-footed penguin pick one up as well (though no partner is necessary, unlike that magic trick where you saw your landlord into thirds).
Daza Dance's team of award-winning, genre-defying, occasionally dragon-slaying instructors will either offer beginners a well-practiced introduction or refine the skills of more seasoned steppers during the one-on-one, 45-minute private lesson. Beyond the private lesson, you'll also get to drop in (dramatically through a skylight, if you wish) on one group dance class of your choice. There are more than 50 weekly classes in ballroom, Latin, Pilates, belly dance, swing, and more for movers and shakers of all proficiencies. The Popular Social 8 class is particularly recommended for beginners, as it covers a wide variety of styles and steps to get dancing feet up and moving after a long hibernation. Check the schedule for upcoming classes and times.
Daza Dance's studio is made up of five ballrooms, offering more than 13,000 square feet of space in which to erase superfluous left feet. Once you've finally trained your feet to perform basic dance steps without biting you, you'll be free to cut loose at the dance party that takes place every Friday in the large Main Ballroom. The party runs from 9 p.m. to midnight, but if you show up at 8:30 p.m., you get a chance to learn a new dance move during a free last-minute class—giving you some extra pizzazz to pull out of your bag of twists and shimmies. Call ahead to reserve your classes and lessons.
The Piedmont Review gives a nod to Daza Dance's expert instructors:
- Located in Johns Creek, Daza Dance is a premier academy. Their professional staff is dedicated to providing an enchanting and friendly environment where beginning and advanced students can reach their full dance potential. – Mariam Qureshi
- I took private salsa lessons with Antonio and he is so patient and such a quality instructor. It was so much fun being able to pick up on all the moves and practice with him regularly. I now feel confident to go out and salsa dance at a salsa club only after a few lessons! – MandyPremier, Citysearch
Daza Dance Ballroom Academy
A floating floor cushions heels at Daza Dance Ballroom Academy while overhead bulbs that shine like stars illuminate a flurry of foot tapping and twirling. Inside the spacious Buckhead studio, students set to work mastering the cha-cha in group classes, dipping a partner in private sessions, or choreographing a memorable first wedding dance. Professional instructors oversee lessons and participate in dance parties, which, unlike solitary-confinement cells, foster a social atmosphere to practice new moves.