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. Today’s Groupon gets you two private, 30-minute dance lessons in your choice of style and two 45-minute group classes at one of Fred Astaire Dance Studios' six Houston-area locations for $59 (a $230 value). Come for one-on-one and group training from highly experienced instructors and instill the subtle elegance of the waltz, tango, cha cha, salsa, country and western, swing, club, and other styles into your dancing gams.
Fred Astaire Dance Studios is a national studio chain owned by luminaries such as New York's Yuriy and Alexandra Datsyk, 1993 Ukrainian Ballroom Dance Champions and Ukraine's representatives to the World Standard Championships. No matter how busy each student’s schedule or how leaden their feet, Fred Astaire’s staff of professionally trained instructors can tailor private sessions to match any dancer's skill level and specific goals.
Private introductory lessons ($90 for one class) last 30 minutes and provide attentive one-on-one instruction that is tailored to student’s specific need. Additionally, 45-minute group lessons (normally $25 apiece) focus on the pattern of the dances and help hone technical skill. Cutting up a rug in a group setting is the fastest way to learn new steps. This Groupon is an excellent opportunity to trip the light fantastic with fellow students and expert instruction—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 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.