Circus bears untrained in the art of dance are often the least popular big-top attraction, falling somewhere between the bearded lady and a slice of stale rye bread on a pedestal. Ensure an appearance in the spotlight with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a dance-lesson package at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Virginia Beach (a $230 value). The package includes:
- Two private lessons
- One group lesson
- One dance party<p>
Group lessons for first-time students are currently on Monday at 7 p.m., and dance parties are on Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Teaching hips to swivel to new circumferences, dance instructors impart their masterful moves unto students in the respected tradition Arthur Murray has upheld since 1912. Students can tackle ballroom, social, or Latin dance, bringing a partner to each of their 40-minute private lessons or flying solo and dancing with the instructor. Protégés may find their new moves applicable in a number of settings, such as when prepping for a wedding dance or when blending into an airport crowd that breaks out in a cha-cha. Embodying the three-count time of a stately waltz brings partners in close, while rumba moves or swing steps add vibrancy and playfulness to one’s repertoire. After they officially bid left feet adieu with the help of the private lessons and a 45-minute group class, students mix and mingle with other pupils during a Friday-evening dance party, slicing and dicing a rug until it is no longer recognizable.