Dancing is a lot like juggling hammers—if you do it right you'll be the life of the party, but if you lose concentration you'll bruise your big toe. Keep your toes twinkling with today's Groupon: for $30, you get entry for two people to 10 group dance classes or parties at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Jacksonville Beach (a $190 value).
The award winning instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio draw on their competitive dance experience to lead the footloose of all ages and skill levels through traditional dance moves during group classes, and get shin-diggers dancing together at social gatherings at the studio. During group classes such as Social Cha Cha and Social Waltz, sashaying pairs learn how to trot across dance floors or laser protected museum floors with rhythm and grace. Learn to trip the light fantastic in tango, rumba, swing dancing, and foxtrot courses. Studio-organized social events such as holiday potlucks and practice parties give foot-movers a venue to show off newly acquired skills or turn long lines at the DMV into conga lines.
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.