Excelling in the art of dance requires patience, swan-like grace, and a pair of feet strong enough to squeeze two lumps of coal until milk comes out. Massage coal teats into a dance bucket with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a dance-instruction package, including three private lessons, one group lesson, and one practice party, at Elegance in Motion Dance Studio in Lake Orion (a $280 value).
With a faculty of friendly dance instructors, Elegance in Motion keeps ballrooms safe from arrhythmic hordes with individualized enlightenment in party-saving routines. Inside a 2,400-square-foot shrine to high-stepping, aspiring Astaires fill feet with choreographed aptitude during three private introductory lessons. Hoofers learn the ropes of ballroom styles, including foxtrot, waltz, tango, and samba, from a trio of personalized classes, easily scheduled throughout the day and evening to fit in schedules already stuffed with work, family time, and underground stamp-licking tournaments. Augment private lessons with a 30-minute group session with fellow move-busters before taking part in one of Elegance in Motion's practice parties. Attended by students and instructors alike, the private shindigs provide a casual setting in which to test new steps, make new acquaintances, and settle long-simmering feuds between rival break dancers' guilds.
Catering to a wide range of ages and experience levels, Elegance in Motion's dance lessons may be scheduled by singles or couples, and a prancing pair can use one Groupon. Elegance in Motion's instructors suggest students dress in comfortable duds and soft-soled shoes, which allow for intricate movements and preserve the eggshells embedded in the studio's dance floor.
Elegance in Motion
At Elegance in Motion, friendly and talented dance instructors encourage movers and shakers of all ages to step into the limelight during a range of dance lessons. From within the spacious 2,400-square-foot studio, teachers guide singles, couples, and groups through ballroom, rhythmic, and social dances, such as the waltz, samba, and lindy hop. Once a week, the studio opens its door to social gatherings, allowing currently enrolled students to strut their stuff with teachers, students, or their own shadows.