Ballroom Lessons and Parties at Fred Astaire Dance Studios - San Diego (Up to 89% Off). Two Options Available.

Multiple Locations

    Select from Options

Buy!
Processing... Please wait
Limited time remaining!

In a Nutshell

Learn the basic steps of ballroom dancing in private or group lessons with a party to show off your skills

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the past 6 month(s). Must be 21 or older. Registration required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Appointment Required. All lessons must be used within 6 weeks of Groupon activation. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like outrunning the police in a horse costume, learning a new skill is easier with a partner. Speed up the learning process with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $25 for two 30-minute private lessons and one 45-minute practice party ($225 value)
  • $49 for two 30-minute private lessons, two group lessons, and two 45-minute practice parties ($280 value)
  • Click here to see the schedule.

Dance Shoes: Partner with the Right Pair

Once you've picked a dance style, you'll want shoes to match. Use Groupon's guide to partner-dance shoes to get your career started on the right foot.

On the dance floor, gym shoes can turn into troublemakers. Even though they're designed for activity, their rubber soles can stick on dance floors and cause knee injuries or spontaneous outbreaks of dodge ball. On the other hand, everyday women's heels aren't supportive enough to cushion feet for hours of foxtrotting. That's why professional dancers wear specially designed shoes, often slipping on a new pair as they switch to dances such as the waltz and the tango.

Ballroom shoes: The most important part of a standard ballroom shoe is invisible. Running down the center of the shoe and into the heel, the steel shank offers more support than regular shoes to allow for hours of dancing. Both men's and women's versions of the shoe should have a steel shank and a small heel, and both are typically closed-toed. Beginning male dancers usually start with a standard ballroom shoe, due to its low heel and wide base.

Latin shoes: Although Latin-dance shoes also sport a steel shank, they feature higher heels—up to 2.5 inches for men and 3.5 inches for women. These taller, thinner heels help dancers achieve the posture they need for the tight turns and footwork of the cha-cha and the samba. Regardless of their chosen dance style, beginning female dancers should consider starting with open-toed Latin shoes with heels no higher than 2.5 inches to help them more easily adjust to the intricate steps of partner dances.

Swing shoes: Heels provide little advantage in swing dancing, which often calls for acrobatic lifts and turns. This informal and improvisational dance style calls for shoes to match—many swing dancers apply suede soles to a pair of everyday tennis shoes. But swing-specific shoes hit the market recently, most featuring two-tone, retro styles and suede or hard leather bottoms that allow for easy spinning and sliding.

Practice sneakers: These may be the best bet for dancers more interested in social than competitive dancing, or for those exploring several dance styles. Practice shoes look much like regular cloth sneakers, with flat heels and slip-on or lace-up styles, but they don't have rubber soles. Available for men and women, these casual kicks may also be worn for most jazz and hip-hop classes.

With all dance shoes, it's important that the fit be snug but not too tight. Dance shoes should never be worn outside the studio or their soles could become dirty, scuffed, or nibbled by squirrels when you’re not looking. Before your first class, it's a good idea to call ahead and ask what shoes would be appropriate to wear; the instructor may be able to suggest a few brands available nearby.


The Gist

What some people are buzzing about:

  1. 1

    Townsite

    845 S Coast Hwy.

    Oceanside, CA 92054

    +17606090843

    Get Directions
  2. 2

    San Diego

    16769 Bernardo Center Drive

    San Diego, CA 92128

    +18584296111

    Get Directions
  3. 3

    Kearny Mesa

    8303 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

    Suite 205

    San Diego, CA 92111

    +18584990150

    Get Directions

Photos
Fred Astaire Dance Studios - San Diego

Trending #ballroom #fredastaire #sandiego #chacha #fads


Customers Also Viewed

Classes and lessons, from horseback riding to wine tasting
Great date experiences and other fun two-person activities
15% Bonus Savings
Get an extra 15% off local restaurants, spas, salons, and more to use within 48 hours of your Goods order! See details
86% of the people were positive about the Studio, most described it as Wonderful.
Many people described the Lesson as Private. Others thought:
+ 88%

  • Private
  • Fine
  • Love
  • Quick
- 12%

  • Expensive
83% of the people were positive about the Experience, most described it as Love.
92% of the people were positive about the Staff, most described it as Entire.
By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.
Advertisement