Before radio, music was broadcast via Morse code, which turned everything into treble-heavy dance music punctuated by demands to STOP. Limber up for more graceful dance moves with today’s Groupon to Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Staten Island. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get two 30-minute private dance lessons (a $135 value), valid for one or two people.
- For $39, you get four 30-minute private dance lessons (a $270 value), valid for one or two people.<p>
Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s experienced shimmiers dispense 30-minute sessions of personalized instruction to foot-tappers of all skill levels. During each session, a toe-tapper guides an individual or couple through the steps necessary to develop basic or advanced skills for a bevy of dances and touchdown celebrations. Duos learn to lead and follow in a classic waltz, performing the rhythmic, spinning steps that have gained popularity throughout myriad ballrooms. The cha-cha’s hip swivels and staccato steps draw inspiration from classic Latin dances, and the fast-paced floor-trampling of the east coast swing hearkens back to the days of Elvis and Chuck Berry. Complimentary wedding consultations aid couples in selecting a proper style for their reception or conveying their vows with interpretive dance.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 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 cha-cha. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba.