Discover a better way to impress the crowds at swanky social functions than by singing Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in its entirety. For $15, today’s Groupon gets you two private, 40-minute ballroom-dance lessons, two 40-minute ballroom group lessons, and one dance party at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (a $250 value). Come for one-on-one training with highly experienced instructors and instill the subtle elegance of waltzes, fox trots, tangos, and more into your dancing gams.
Specializing in Latin and ballroom dancing, Fred Astaire Dance Studio is a national studio owned by luminaries such as New York's Yuriy and Alexandra Datsyk, 1993 Ukrainian Ballroom Dance Champions and Ukraine's representatives to the World Standard Championships. No matter how busy your schedule or how leaden your feet, Fred Astaire’s staff of professionally trained and certified instructors can tailor private or group sessions to match any dancer's skill level and specific goals.
Private introductory lessons last 40 minutes and acquaint students with the studio's spacious dancing environment before teaching the basics of six main ballroom dances. Once bipeds have established their dance-floor familiarity, toe-tappers can join in on 40-minute group classes that focus on a variety of steps from swing to samba. Following your individual and group lessons, you’ll be ready to partake in a dance party geared to your choice of ballroom style, where you'll trip the light fantastic with fellow students—without clumsily tripping on the light itself.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds adults 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 fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of tango, swing, or rumba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice provides a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.
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