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. Give your opera-pipes a rest with today's Groupon: for $12, you get two private, 30-minute dance lessons in your choice of ballroom style (a $25 value) at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Willoughby. 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.
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 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 a wedding dance floors, ice-free ice capades, and spontaneous musical numbers. Go out there and trip the light fantastic—without clumsily tripping on the light itself.
One San Diego Citysearcher and two Hilton Head Island Yahoo! Locals from across the coasts give Fred Astaire Dance Studio perfect five-star ratings. Two Yelpers in Chicago and an Insider Pager in New York give their studios a solid four:
- The instructors are all very helpful and are excited to help you learn to dance. – Janus, Yahoo! Local
- Even if you can't cross the street, they will work with you to master the steps and you will feel ready for any social occasion! – Davida L., Insider Pages
- We took a sample lesson where we learned the fox trot, rumba, and swing all in a half hour. I was skeptical as to how we'd learn three dances in a half hour, but amazingly, we were able to get the basic steps. – Kimberly F., Yelp
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
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 cha-cha. 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.