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 $20, you get four group ballroom-dance lessons, plus admittance to one dance party at Foster’s Champion Ballroom (a $75 value).
Winners of three U.S. Ballroom Dance titles, expert instructors Jennifer and Robert Foster are able to provide individual attention in an encouraging group setting. During a quartet of ballroom-dance lessons, expert hoofers guide pupils step by step, instilling the poise and grace necessary for mastering the elegant dance discipline. Attend the classes with a companion, and prepare to impress at the next formal gala you crash. To accompany group instruction, dancers also receive admittance to a dance party that grants them a better opportunity to show off new moves in front of peers than during timeouts of a football game. Check out the schedule for a listing of class times.
Champion Ballroom is the brainchild of twinkly-toed owners Robert and Jennifer Foster, who, over their illustrious 25-year career, have garnered three U.S. ballroom dance titles and enraptured audiences internationally on NBC, ESPN, and PBS. Accompanied by their daughter Caitlin, the duo cycles through private and group dance lessons in ballroom, Latin, salsa, swing, and tango techniques for both competitive and casual events. The studio’s free consultations work to ascertain students’ goals while introducing them to the instructors’ individual teaching styles, which, unlike most dance studios, do not incorporate weirdly aggressive games of Twister. Special guests often lead one-night-only workshops atop Champion’s 40'x80' dance floor, and live performances from local bands allow hoofers to put new steps to the test without having to provoke local dance crews into impromptu competitions.
5315 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419