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 $9, today’s Groupon gets you two private, 30-minute dance lessons in your choice of ballroom style, plus admission to one 60-minute practice party, at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (a $25 value for the package). Come for one-on-one training from highly experienced instructors and instill the subtle elegance of waltzes, fox-trots, tangos, and more into your dancing gams. This Groupon is good for one person and is valid at two locations:
Specializing in Latin and ballroom dancing, Fred Astaire Dance Studio is a national studio with branches 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 sessions to match any dancer's skill level and specific goals.
Private introductory lessons last 30 minutes and acquaint students with the studio's spacious dancing environment before teaching the basics of ballroom dance. Following the conclusion of your second private session, you'll be ready for an hour-long practice party, where you'll trip the light fantastic with fellow students—without clumsily tripping on the light itself. Practice parties occur every Friday from 8:15 p.m.–9:15 p.m. at the Birmingham location and every Monday from 8 p.m.–9 p.m. at the Birmingham South location in Mountain Brook.
New students only; must be 21 or older.
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 foxtrot 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.