If idle hands are the devil’s playground, it follows logically that dancing feet are a swanky gala for high-society angels. Make a charitable donation to rhythm-starved tones with today’s Groupon to Diamond Dance & Fitness. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get a month of unlimited Zumba classes (a $40 value).
- For $30, you get a personal-training package (a $110 total value).
- For $35, you get a ballroom-dance package (a $185 total value).
At this comprehensive dance and fitness center, lone lords of dance can swivel their shoulders to the international rhythms of Zumba or sculpt elegant figures in personal-training sessions while couples tap their toes to triple-rhythms in ballroom-dance classes. Two-stepping across the fine line that separates fitness training from uninhibited merrymaking, Zumba classes inspire students to spiritedly swing their hips and shrug off sluggish calories to the hypnotic rhythms of Latin-inspired dance beats. Meanwhile, mythical stories of women shedding dress sizes and sprouting well-toned wings emanate daily from the personal-training classes, where weight-busting wizards cast sweaty spells during two personal sessions (a $55 value each) and a complimentary nutrition consultation.
The ballroom-dance package comes with two private lessons for singles or couples (a $79 value/lesson) and two group lessons held on Sunday evenings (a $10 value/lesson). To keep salsas and swing dances at a floor-burning level of spice, new instructors teach the class each week and lead groups through new steps and techniques. The ballroom package also grants VIP admission to three wild dance parties, where dancers get down to multiple styles and smooth calves prowl about asking ankles for their dance numbers. Two of the parties are held after the group lessons, with a third scheduled at a later date (a $7 value).
As competitive ballroom dancers and coaches of the ballroom dance team at Ohio State University, Alex Thomas and Josh Tilford believe any person can reach their dance goals in the right program. Together, they own and run Dance Tonight, whose network includes group and private instruction of myriad dance styles such as waltz, tango, foxtrot, quickstep, and swing. Lessons can help even the slowest at foot become confident in their step as they absorb basic dance knowledge, prepare for special events, or escalate to amateur ballroom competitor status. The adult instruction is also supplemented by an extensive children's program, directed by professional instructor Danielle Moor.
1930 W Schrock Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43229