Showing off with nimble dance moves impresses the crowds at swanky social functions more than showing off by revealing a third kidney or singing Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in its entirety. Astound the masses with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a beginner dance program, which includes four private lessons, plus free access to group lessons and group parties at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Bloomfield Hills (up to a $340 value). Fred Astaire Dance Studio offers instruction to couples and stag dancers of all levels in styles such as rumba, foxtrot, tango, cha-cha, waltz, ballroom, swing, salsa, samba, merengue, and more. With the beginner dance program, skilled instructors treat students to four 45-minute private sessions in the student's choice of leg-taming discipline. New recruits also get free group lessons, around four of which are offered each week in varying dance styles (see the calendar to plan around the day's particular styles). Guests are also free to attend group dance parties during the same week as their private session (one party is held each week, usually on a Friday) to show off newly acquired skills in a social, noncompetitive atmosphere and blow off steam in a nonindustrial setting. Although Fred Astaire Dance Studio has more than 150 locations in the United States and Canada, the renowned Bloomfield Hills location is one of the only ones in Michigan. Owned by husband-and-wife team Evan and Lada Mountain, the location has hosted floor-shredding footwork since 2005. No matter how busy your schedule or how leaden your feet, Fred Astaire’s team of professionally trained instructors will tailor private sessions to match your skill level and specific goals.
Your group dance parties and group classes need to be taken in the same week of one of the private dance lessons. Private lessons must be used within three weeks of first lesson, and group class offerings vary week by week, so plan your private lessons accordingly.
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Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Dance icon Gene Kelly once said, “The history of dance on film begins with Astaire.” Since its founding in 1947, the Fred Astaire Dance Studio has continued to turn out dancers with the aid of a pragmatic curriculum that imparts Hollywood–quality footwork. Now taught at more than 140 studios, the curriculum teaches students diverse styles ranging from ballroom to latin to swing and salsa. Stratified by skill level, classes can take students on a journey from rudimentary basics through the foundations of social dance, and then on to more advanced moves, with a trophy system delineating each student’s progress. Dancers of all skill levels and ages can expand their repertoires with group classes, personalized one-on-one instruction, or special wedding dance programs that fortify couples for their first dance as newlyweds.