Discover a better way to impress the crowds at swanky social functions than by singing Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in its entirety. For $15, today’s Groupon gets you two private dance lessons in your choice of ballroom style, two 40-minute group classes, and one group dance party at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (a $268 value). Come for one-on-one training from highly experienced instructors and instill the subtle elegance of waltzes, fox trots, tangos, and more into your dancing gams. Redeem this Groupon at one of five locations: Brookfield, Ridgefield, Norwalk, Hamden, and Trumbull.
Specializing in Latin and ballroom dancing, Fred Astaire Dance Studio is a national studio co-owned by luminaries such as Martin and Gina Goethche, finalists in the World and European 10-Dance Championships and in the World Latin Showcase Championship. No matter how busy your schedule or how leaden your feet, Fred Astaire’s staff of professionally trained and certified instructors can tailor private sessions to match any dancer's skill level and specific goals.
Private introductory lessons (a $95 value per class) acquaint students with the studio's spacious dancing environment before teaching the basics of ballroom dance. Following the conclusion of your second private session, you'll be ready for two 40-minute group classes (a $26 value per class), also in your choice of ballroom style, where you'll put the finishing touches on your skills, preparing you to take flight at the group dance party where you'll trip the light fantastic with fellow students—without clumsily tripping on the light itself (a $26 value). Check out the online schedules for each individual location: Trumbull, Brookfield, Ridgefield, Norwalk, and Hamden.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, which was cofounded by the legendary dancer 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. 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.