While it only takes two to tango, it takes an entire dance studio to ward off gangs of square-dancing street toughs. Hone your defense mechanisms with today’s Groupon to Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get two private dance lessons (a $198 value).
- For $35, you get four private dance lessons (a $376 value).
- For $75, you get five private dance lessons and five group lessons (a $400 value).
Private lessons can be scheduled Monday–Friday from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and beginners’ group classes begin at 6:50 p.m. on Thursdays. Lessons can be redeemed by an individual or a couple.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s retinue of step-savvy instructors transforms clunky feet into sashaying instruments through a series of private and group dance classes. During the 45-minute private lessons, students and their optional partners learn basic footwork while building the confidence necessary to take a spin on the dance floor or back flip into the boss’s office. Covering the basics of Latin, ballroom, and swing dancing, individual lessons follow the student’s proposed program before letting them loose during the 45-minute group classes. Accompanied by 8–30 other amateur rug cutters, these communal dance lessons bolster partnership, timing, and rhythm and keep feet agile enough to maneuver the punch-bowl stampedes of modern dance floors.
Though Fred Astaire Dance Studio sometimes offers discounts online, this Groupon still provides the best deal available.
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 Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.
3450 Winton Place
Rochester, New York 14623