What You'll Get
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. Today’s Groupon gets you two private 40-minute dance lessons in your choice of ballroom style and one Friday-night practice party at Fred Astaire Dance Studio for $25 (a $126 value). Come alone or with a partner for personalized 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 ($39 for first class, plus $92 for the second) last 40 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 90-minute Friday-night practice party where you'll trip the light fantastic with fellow students—without clumsily tripping on the light itself.
- I definitely recommend this place if you want just a basic lesson like I did, or if you're more serious about ballroom dancing. The staff was very friendly and the studio space was great. - Kimberly F., Chicago location
- Their approach is an unbelievable mixture of serious instruction in the most constructive manner and an amazing degree of fun and laughter. – nathan_linda, New York location
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 27, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person or couple, may buy multiple as gifts. New students only. No cash value. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Fred Astaire Madison
In 2008, Peter and Linda Goethche—both of whom are professional dancers who earned their master’s degrees in ballroom from Germany's ADTV program—united their formidable talents and lifelong dreams to open a dance studio. After partnering with the consortium of award-winning instructors Fred Astaire Dance Studio—a national franchise that was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself—the pair’s team has gone on to win the Best Dance Instructor award from Wisconsin Bride Magazine for four years running.
Their instructors shepherd 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.