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 four introductory dance program classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studio for $30 (up to a $100 value). Choose from two locations on Wallace School Road in Charleston or on North Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant. Revel in group, one-on-one, and practice session training from highly experienced instructors and instill the subtle elegance of waltzes, fox-trots, tangos, and more into your dancing gams.
Specializing in Latin and ballroom dancing, Fred Astaire Dance Studio is a national studio 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 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.
Start off with two private introductory lessons that last 25 minutes and 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 a 40-minute group class, also in your choice of ballroom style, where you'll trip the light fantastic with fellow students without clumsily tripping on the light itself before hoofing your way to the one hour practice session, an excellent opportunity to show your instructor, yourself, and your feet what you've learned.
International Ballroom Dance Studios
The consortium of professional instructors at International Ballroom Dance Studios 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 cha-cha. 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.