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 one private dance lesson in your choice of ballroom style, one group class, and one practice session at Fred Astaire Dance Studio for $19 (up to a $145 value). Choose from one of four studio locations: Canton, Glastonbury, South Windsor, and West Hartford. Come for one-on-one training from highly experienced instructors, and instill the subtle elegance of waltzes, foxtrots, 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.
Private introductory lessons (up to $95 for one class) last 25 minutes and acquaint students with the studio's spacious dancing environment before they learn the basics of ballroom dance. Following the conclusion of your private session, you'll be ready for a 40-minute group class (up to a $30 value) in your choice of ballroom style, where you'll trip the light fantastic with fellow students—without clumsily tripping on the light itself.
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.