Like a good starring contest, dance is simultaneously an art form, great exercise, and a nonviolent way to settle an argument. Chanel your inner Tony Manero with today's Groupon: for $20 you get three private dance lessons, one practice, and one group class at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (a $145 value).
Cofounded by the legendary dancer Fred Astaire, Fred Astaire studios offer instruction on a variety of dances, from ballroom to Latin, from swing to salsa. The instructors are all NDCA certified and bring a diverse abundance of specialties and experience. Since there are as many learning styles as there are kinds of hip-thrusts, the three 20-minute private dance lessons with a professional dancing diva give you the personalized attention you need to achieve your grooving goals. Students can focus their lessons on a dance style of their choosing-salsa, tango, fox trot, waltz, cha-cha, swing, country western, hustle, and wedding reception worthy choreography. The group class provides a great follow-up exercise to your one-on-one, providing the opportunity to dance with a plethora of partners and practice the steps learned from the private lessons. All of the hard work pays off during the mock-social situation set up in the practice lesson. Like the group class, you'll have the chance to twirl and dip with as many willing shakers as you please, but in a more relaxed atmosphere. Socialize with fellow students, show off your newly found confidence on the dance floor, or take footnotes on the moves of a Kevin Bacon lookalike.
Fred Astaire Dance Studios
The consortium of professional and certified 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, certified 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.