Circus bears untrained in the art of dance are often the least popular big-top attraction, falling somewhere between the bearded lady and a slice of stale rye bread on a pedestal. Ensure an appearance in the spotlight with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a four-lesson dance package at Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Chagrin Falls (a $172.50 value). This package includes:
- Three 20-minute private dance lessons
- One Monday night group dance lesson<p>
The panel of experienced instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios is ready and waiting to instruct students in the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion in a variety of styles. During private lessons, students can fly solo, bring a partner, or humor a clingy twin who won’t take a hint as the instructor lavishes dancers with individualized attention and steps that move at each guest’s preferred pace. The studio’s class schedule lets hoofers stick to a stately waltz, spice up life with a rumba, sweat during Latin-based Zumba, or feel vibrant and playful with a few swing steps.
After a trio of private lessons, students join 8–15 other students in a Monday night group lesson that facilitates communal rug cutting as pupils exchange partners and practice their newfound skills. Whether students are experienced dancers hoping to brush up on certain techniques or have two left feet for feet and two right feet for hands, the lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studios offer bountiful dance-based benefits.
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 fox-trot 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.