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 $19, you get two private ballroom-dance lessons, plus one group class or practice party, at Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Aventura (a $165 value). This deal is for a single dancer; couples looking to take dance lessons together must buy two Groupons.
Fred Astaire Dance Studios' seasoned instructors sync mind, rhythm, and feet through a mixture of private and group lessons for personalized instruction reinforced by peer motivation. Individuals pair with instructors for private prancing or come equipped with their own partners to learn the finer points of couples' dancing or the elusive tag-team tango. Instructors apply their critical eye to each student's specific form during these one-on-one lessons, accelerating them toward their ultimate goal, whether they’re looking to master a new social skill or achieve professional-level expertise in a single style of step. Next, a group class focuses on the introduction of new patterns as students intermingle with like-minded individuals in search of their own dance destiny. Practice parties feature a lighter amount of instruction as the entire staff partners up with students to glide across the hardwood floors or tear up imaginary carpet with their fervent footwork.
Within Fred Astaire Dance Studios, warm red and peach walls imbue the space with a welcoming vibe. Though the studio’s bare vertical surfaces lack decoration, they also lack distraction, allowing students to instead focus solely on their instructor and room-length mirrors in order to assess their own form or mentally transform two left feet into two right feet.
Fred Astaire Dance Studios
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the cha-cha. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and foxtrot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba.