Dance can express what words cannot, whether it's the triumphant joy in a football player's post-touchdown pirouette or the passionate tango used to notify roommates that the basement is flooding. Transmit tidings with twinkling toes thanks to today’s Groupon: for $40, you get eight weeks of group dance lessons (a $80 value) at The DelRay Ballroom & Lounge on R Street in Haymarket District.
Opened in 2001 by award-winning competitive dancer Shelley Brackhan Fritz, The DelRay Ballroom & Lounge brings boogie beginners and waltzing whizzes together with an insouciant blend of hoofing lessons, classy cocktails, live music, and public dances. Choose from four styles of dance lessons: ballroom, Latin, swing, or country. During each 55-minute class, the double-left-footed will master the basic steps and standard dance figures of a variety of dances in a fun group setting. Learn the light-footed elegance of the Waltz, Tango, and Foxtrot in Ballroom 100 or sample the sexy sizzle of the Rumba, Cha-Cha, and Merengue in the Latin class. The east and west coast will put aside their violent rap feud during Swing lessons, while cowpokes can train their boot-fillers to properly two-step, pony swing, polka, and trot like a sure-footed steed during Country classes. Included admission lets you show off your dazzling dexterity at DelRay’s public dances—offered most Friday nights—amid a Big Band-era dancehall of exposed brick, hardwood floors, and rich burgundy hues.
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.
817 R St.
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508Get Directions