Without dance, people could only hum along to the "Macarena," and Jane Austen characters would be forced to say what was really on their minds. Let movements speak with today’s Groupon: for $40, one or two people get two private and two group lessons, plus admission to a social dance party at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (a $225 value). Today's deal can be used by an individual or a couple. Check the calendar for lesson schedules.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio, co-founded by its namesake in 1947, hosts a staff of expert hip-shakers who teach students how to cut rugs in myriad move-making classes. Staff and instructors guide pupils through expert routines during private and group classes that each last 40 minutes and include seminars on how best to care for a funky chicken. During the social party, dancers boogie on a relaxed, social dance floor with other toe tappers. Between the studio’s blue and purple walls, students explore rhythm dances, such as the sensually up-tempo cha-cha and the jitterbug-influenced swing stylings of jive. The studio's smooth dance offerings include the tango, the waltz, and any routines that do not involve sandpaper. Country-western, nightclub dancing, and ballroom dancing join the expansive menu of limb-whirling disciplines.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Cofounded by dancing legend Fred Astaire to train new generations of rug cutters with his signature easy grace, Fred Astaire Dance Studio uses a unique curriculum to create comfort on the dance floor. Instructors start with steps and rhythms common to most social dances, steadily building toward more specialized combinations of moves for a variety of rhythm-dance styles such as cha-cha and samba and smooth-dance styles such as the foxtrot and waltz. Once they've learned to follow, lead, or just pare down unnecessary finger-snaps, students can take to the purple-walled dance floor to practice their steps and try on new partners at social parties.
3421 W 7th St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107