To spice up a dance routine, professionals will wear bedazzling outfits or substitute their partner for a burlap sack filled with fireworks attached to a timer. Go for the pros with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a group dance lesson for two at Downtown Dance in Panama City (a $20 value). Classes are held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at CityArts Cooperative.
Instructor Russell Mace leads students of all experience levels through basic ballroom, Latin, and swing-dance steps during relaxed group classes. Styles of twinkle-toeing vary from week to week, so pairs of students may practice the swift steps of the cha-cha, trace the sweeping circles of the waltz, or learn how to avoid getting rose thorns stuck in their teeth while performing a sultry tango. In any of the offered styles, the roughly one-hour class works to ensure that all attendees advance past the level of hokey-pokey befuddlement. See Downtown Dance's Facebook page for upcoming session information.
Downtown Dance sponsor CityArts Cooperative was recently profiled by the News Herald for its efforts to serve and assist local artists in their creation quests. Though not covered by this Groupon, patrons can peruse CityArts’ other course offerings and well-thought-out font selections online.