Before dance was identified as an effective workout routine, it was believed to be useful only for stamping down dirt floors in barns and avoiding falling hail. Give new meaning to your feet’s lives with today's Groupon: for $39, you get five group lessons, five practice lessons, and two private lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio's Englewood and Westminster locations (a $303 value).
The skilled instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio's Englewood and Westminster locations lead lessons in a variety of dance styles, specializing in social ballroom and competitive dances. During two private 20-minute lessons, dancers receive personalized attention and one-on-one feedback from one of the studio's graceful gurus. Twirlers are welcome to bring a dance partner or broom wearing a wig free of charge and cut a rug in graceful styles such as the tango, rumba, cha-cha, waltz, or swing.
Throughout four group lessons, a cadre of 8–15 dancers can rehearse salsa's sultry steps, the Viennese waltz's elegant patterns, the foxtrot's playful tail wag. After building a repertoire of fancy footwork budding two-steppers can build their confidence and showcase their new skills in the casual social atmosphere of five group practice lessons and one-on-one feedback from the graceful gurus.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 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 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 fire walking.