Before the development of oral language, the nimble-footed used foxtrot steps to converse about the weather and variations on the macarena to settle domestic squabbles. Expand your dance vocabulary with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get one month of unlimited dance lessons at East Bay Ballroom in Newport and Portsmouth (a $100 value).
East Bay Ballroom’s ambassadors of dance lecture legs on a variety of hip-swinging styles. Led by owner and experienced dance instructor Sara Barker, East Bay Ballroom currently conducts seminars covering two styles in a single session, such as West Coast swing and foxtrot. Beginners two-step to classes held on Tuesdays in Portsmouth, and intermediate artists waltz to workshops on Mondays in Newport. All skill levels mingle on Thursdays in Newport, with an open dance party following the lesson. Classes commence at 7 p.m. with groups averaging between 20–40 students, or 40–80 potential foot high-fives.