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 $49, you get a dance-lesson package for an individual or couple at Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Portland (a $375 value). Each dance-lesson package includes:
- Three private dance lessons
- Two group dance lessons
Masters of ballroom, Latin, and swing dance styles, the instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios inject a variety of rhythms into feet with an extensive class schedule. A selection of dance styles include waltz, tango, rumba, cha-cha, and advanced worm. During the 45-minute sessions, instructors pass down Fred Astaire's interrelated dance curriculum to bolster hip swivels and reduce ear shimmies. The elegant ballroom studio houses lessons and hosts a practice party each Friday for dancers of all skill levels to test out new moves.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds adults 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 tango, swing, or rumba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice provides a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.