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 today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a Sweet Heart Dance with a one-hour rumba lesson for two at The DelRay Ballroom and Lounge on Sunday, February 12, at 6 p.m. (a $60 value).
Styled to pay homage to dance clubs from the 1940s, The DelRay Ballroom and Lounge's vast expanses of blonde hardwood flooring and curtains the color of red wine beg visitors to glide rhythmically. The Sweet Heart Dance, a one-hour lesson that dissolves into a two-hour party, arms students with all of the fundamentals necessary to gain a basic grasp on dance before showcasing moves with peers. The studio's owner draws upon nearly 30 years of experience, and instructors coach couples through the foundational steps of the rumba, often termed the “dance of love” to highlight its similarity to candlelit arm wrestling. After class, duos display their new prowess on the dance floor, swirling complimentary glasses of champagne as they slip past the dessert bar, which groans beneath its dulcet cargo.
The DelRay Ballroom and Lounge
Award-winning dancer and teacher Shelley Fritz opened The DelRay Ballroom and Lounge to share her love of dance with the Lincoln community. Her space hosts music, cocktails, and ballroom dance lessons every night of the week, and is staffed by experienced dance instructors such as herself who aim to share their passion for waltz, cha-cha, Argentine Tango, and West Coast swing with students.