When you draw a crowd on the dance floor, it means you either possess awe-inspiring moves or are a black hole. Become a dance star with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a dance package at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Coral Gables (a $216.66 total value). The package includes:
- Two half-hour private lessons (a $166.66 value)
- Two half-hour group lessons (a $50 value)
Owners Vera and Vladimir Kosarev of Fred Astaire Dance Studio use their vast knowledge of dance and teaching techniques to impart practiced steps to curious students. Lessons include ballroom and Latin styles, such as waltz, salsa, and swing. Private instruction can be catered to students of all levels of dancing experience, and in all classes Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s teachers ensure that dancers get a firm grasp of fundamentals in a comfortable environment that makes pupils feel as relaxed as a cashmere-swaddled baby resting on a marshmallow cloud.
Lessons take place in a spacious studio, where sleek wooden floors support dancers' feet, which should be covered in leather-soled shoes as opposed to stickier footwear such as sneakers or ABC-gum-soled boots. All half-hour lessons can be easily woven into an otherwise packed schedule, enabling a fun addition to a workout, stress-relief, or entertainment routine.
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.
4008 Aurora St.
Coral Gables, Florida 33146