Knowing how to dance, like owning a handkerchief, being good at archery, and resisting the urge to draw mustaches on babies, is a mark of a true gentleman. Stay classy with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a beginner dance program at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Bloomfield Hills (a $340 value). The program includes:
- Four one-on-one, 45-minute private dance lessons within a three-week span
- Access to four 45-minute group dance lessons per week
- Access to a weekly group dance party
Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s professional instructors bestow grace and poise on students throughout the beginner dance program. The program will groom unsure two-steppers into confident, twirling dance whizzes, fox trotting and lindy hopping their way through weddings, dance clubs, and the DMV. Apprentice toe-tappers can gather for group lessons four times per week to refresh mechanics such as footwork, arm position, musical timing, and technique for sundry dance styles. The airy central studio provides a roomy environment for shaking prehensile tails and backside plumage, as well as a comfortable social scene to meet dancers with similar steppage. Guests can attend dance parties—one party takes place each week, usually on a Friday—to show off newly acquired salsa and ballroom skills in a non-competitive atmosphere.
Group dance parties and group classes must be taken in the same week of a private dance lessons. Private lessons must be used within three weeks of first lesson, and group class offerings vary week to week, so plan private lessons accordingly.
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.
2510 S Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302