What You'll Get
Dance can express what words cannot, whether it's the triumphant joy in a football player's posttouchdown pirouette or the passionate tango used to notify roommates that the basement is flooding. Look upon the formidable physical vocabulary of the professionals with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a ticket to the Desert Classic DanceSport Championships at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert (a $45 value). Tickets are first come, first served, though a limited number of front-row tables and riser seats are available for a surcharge of $5 per person. Groups wishing to sit together should order tickets at the same time. Choose from the following dates:
• Friday, July 8, at 7 p.m.
• Saturday, July 9, at 7 p.m.
• Sunday, July 10, at 7 p.m.
Organized by dance power couple Igor and Irina Suvorov, the Desert Classic entertains eyeballs with a packed schedule of professional and amateur Latin and ballroom dancers looking to net more than $80,000 in prize money. On Friday, guests can chart the skyrocketing careers of up-and-coming young dancers with competitions such as the Amateur Youth International Latin Championship and the Professional Rising Star International Ballroom Championship. Saturday and Sunday evening performances promise more toe tapping with performances from contestants in the sprightly Amateur Under 21 International Ballroom Championship, the sure-footed three Top Solo exhibitions, and the well-heeled Senior and Masters Amateur International Ballroom and American Rhythm competitions. Throughout the weekend, spectators can witness the drama of the tango, the glamour of the dazzling costumes, and the wide range of each judge’s body-language subtleties.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for date purchased. Subject to availability. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.