It takes two to tango, which is why the Three Stooges pursued careers in quantum physics. Let your feet find their calling with today's Groupon to Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Charleston in Charleston and Mt. Pleasant. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a four-class introductory dance package for an individual (a $70 value).
- For $50, you get a four-class introductory dance package for a couple (a $100 value).
Led by a duo of Ukrainian dance champs, the instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Charleston lead students through ballroom- and Latin-dance steps during the four-class introductory package. During two 25-minute private sessions, professionals cater to novice dancers with the personal attention necessary teach toes ballroom- and Latin-dance basics and the skills to massage knot-filled floorboards. Onesomes or twosomes can then perfect their moves in a newcomers' group class, practicing cha-chas and acquiring rumbas with other dancers of varying skill levels. Newly inaugurated two-steppers can then reveal their prancing prowess at the open-dance mixer, showcasing the twirls and fancy footwork that make them as light on their feet as a helium-balloon animal.
Private lessons can be scheduled from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday–Friday, and guests can check the calendar for group sessions that best fit their schedules.
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.