A married couple's first dance as man and wife should be flawless, much like an engagement diamond or your roommate’s screenplay, Death Be Not Fun. Fade in on fancy footwork with this Groupon.
$120 for Three Private Dance Lessons for Two ($285 Value)
During 45-minute private sessions, a skilled instructor well-versed in an array of dance styles, such as the foxtrot and the quickstep, leads duos through steps and routines. Couples can work with their teacher to meet specific choreographic goals, such as preparing for a first dance at a wedding or learning the tango for a high-school reunion.
Champion Ballroom Academy
A childhood peppered with basketball, football, and volleyball couldn't keep Mary Murphy out of the ballroom after she was struck by the athleticism of the sport while watching a championship performance in her early twenties. She began to compete around the world, eventually slowing down enough to found Champion Ballroom Academy in 1990 and finally teaching there full-time in between stints on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance.
Mary has plucked like-minded instructors for her studio, some of whom created Core Rhythms, a Latin dance-based aerobics program. Many of the other teachers are competitive-dance champions or black belts in hula hoop. Aside from running a flourishing dance studio, Mary's palpable passion for the art form has also driven her to play a leading role in San Diego's Chance to Dance program, a curriculum that introduces school kids to the artistry and strength-building foundations of dance.
3580 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, California 92103