It takes two to tango, which is why the Three Stooges pursued careers in quantum physics. Let your feet find their calling with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two private dance classes in the ballroom style of your choice (a $99 value each) and one group lesson (a $15 value) at Charlotte Ballroom Dance Academy in Matthews (a $213 total value). This Groupon is good for one student; however, two Groupon holders can attend as a pair if desired.
Charlotte Ballroom Dance Academy has been helping hoofers in the Charlotte area for 50 years, facilitating hours of socializing, exercise, and fancy footwork for more than 50,000 students. Having recently settled in a new venue, the high-stepping staff leads dancers through two 40-minute private sessions focused on the student's choice of ballroom style. In the lessons—catered to the pupil's learning speed and style—pupils trace tiny floor triangles in the waltz, revel in the tango's inherent drama, meander turtle-like through the quickstep, or negotiate the tricky footwork of the fox trot. Other Latin and swing styles offer additional options for rhythm-starved heels. A group class in the student's chosen footwork flavor introduces new steps, forms new pairs of partners, and leads to in-depth discussions about the philosophical implications of the hokey pokey.
The studio welcomes individuals of all ages and abilities, and a partner is not required. The fleet-footed staff [recommends comfortable clothing, a skirt if desired, and dance or dress shoes without stiletto heels or detachable jet packs.
Charlotte Ballroom Dance Academy
The consortium of professional instructors at Charlotte Ballroom Dance Academy shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Paired with a partner or teamed up with instructor-founders Zenaida and Bryon Chandler—Latin and Showdance and Open Smooth champions, respectively—students can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or mambo. Dancers can develop their skills and confidence in private and group lessons or during jovial practice parties, where they'll trip the light fantastic without tripping on the light itself. Charlotte Ballroom Dance Academy also hosts occasional specialty classes, such as Cardio Ballroom, and leads betrothed couples through special wedding-dance lessons.