Although honeybees instinctually communicate through dance, humans who attempt to do so without proper training risk insulting the queen or eating the wrong flowers. Hone buzz-worthy abilities with today’s Groupon to Janna’s International Dance Studio in Newport News. Choose from the following options:
- For $38, you get a six-week couples’ hula class, held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. (a $75 value).
- For $38, you get a four-week couples’ ballroom class, held on Sundays at 6 p.m. (an $80 value).
- For $38, you get a four-week couples’ salsa class, held on Sundays at 5 p.m. (an $80 value).
At Janna’s International Dance Studio, owner Janna Beaufait draws upon more than 30 years of Middle Eastern dance experience to teach shimmies from across the globe. Like tandem unicycles, ballroom, salsa, and hula classes are designed to help couples move together with precision and grace. Ballroom classes explore a specific dance style such as swing or cha-cha over the course of four weeks; in addition to practicing footwork patterns, students learn how to lead or follow their partner. Salsa classes teach New York club–style swivels and shimmies, and six-week hula classes bolster romantic bonds as partners swivel hips in unison and gaze into one another’s monocles. Fueled by traditional Polynesian music and modern tunes, each session imparts flirty hand and torso movements through a simple choreographed routine.