Excelling in the art of dance requires patience, swanlike grace, and a pair of feet strong enough to squeeze two lumps of coal until milk comes out. Massage coal teats into a dance bucket with today's Groupon: for $35, you get two 30-minute private introductory dance lessons plus one 90-minute studio practice party at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Murray Hill (a $75 value).
Specializing in Latin and ballroom dancing, Fred Astaire Dance Studio is owned by Yuriy and Alexandra Datsyk, 1993 Ukrainian Ballroom Dance Champions and Ukraine's representatives to the World Standard Championships. Rather than teach one dance, the introductory lessons will present the basics of a variety of dances. Come for one-on-one training from Fred Astaire’s staff of professionally trained and certified instructors and instill the subtle elegance of waltzes, foxtrots, tangos, and more into your dancing gams. Private introductory lessons last 30 minutes and acquaint students with the studio's spacious dancing environment before teaching the basics of a variety of dances. Following the conclusion of your second private session, you'll be ready for a studio practice dance party, where you'll trip the light fantastic with fellow students, professional dance instructors, and guests—without clumsily tripping on the light itself.
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 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.
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