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 ballroom style and two group classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studio for $59 (a $300 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.
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 experienced instructors can tailor private sessions to match any dancer's skill level and specific goals.
Private introductory lessons (normally $100–125 for one class) last 30 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 two group classes ($25 each), also in your choice of ballroom style, where you'll trip the light fantastic with fellow students—without clumsily tripping on the light itself.
Three Yelpers in Chicago give their local Fred Astaire Dance Studio 4.5 stars:
- We took a sample lesson where we learned the fox trot, rumba, and swing all in a half hour. I was skeptical as to how we'd learn three dances in a half hour, but amazingly, we were able to get the basic steps. – Kimberly F., Yelp
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.