Moving one's body to the rhythm of music is a natural human instinct, just like running toward the sound of lightning. Move with today's Groupon to Genesis Ballroom. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get four adult dance classes and four dance socials (a $100 value).
- For $65, you get a kids' membership package (a $240 total value) that includes:
- A one-month kids' membership (a $140 value)
- A waiver of the studio's one-time initiation fee (a $100 value)
Dancing with the Stars professionals Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo take idle feet to task with a schedule of group ballroom and Latin-style classes that reconnect dancers of all ages with their natural urge to prance. Celebrity and world-champion instructors lead adult programs for all levels of skill, and students divide up based on experience to allow them to twirl at their preferred level. A classical array of quicksteps, tangos, and Viennese dancing styles populate the ballroom program’s prospectus, leaving pupils moving stylishly without joining Greta Garbo's football team. The Latin program dips into warming rhythms with salsa, jive, rumba, and swing instruction. Like-minded rug cutters mingle cheerfully in a series of informal social events typically held at the end of each class.
Professional instructors prepare kids to ace their slow dances in a welcoming environment in which toe-tapping tykes build confidence and new friendships in two weekly classes. The program’s year-round curriculum fosters a social learning atmosphere ideal for both competitive virtuosos and those looking to add flair to playground break-dance battles.
Genesis DanceSport Studio
Dancing with the Stars cast members Alec Mazo and Edyta Sliwinska, whose 2007 wedding with each other was celebrated in People magazine, opened up Genesis Dance Sport Studio to share their expertise with kids and adults. Before stepping into the role of business owner, Sliwinska found success on the international dance circuit and in TV commercials in her native Poland before meeting the Russian-born Mazo at a ballroom-dance competition in England. The duo danced together for years at national and international events before skyrocketing to fame on the popular ABC dance show where Mazo won the first season's competition with General Hospital star Kelly Monaco. Sliwinska has twirled with a slew of celebrities—including Evander Holyfield and Joey Lawrence—during her 10 glamorous seasons with the show. The husband-and-wife team has also produced the instructional DVDs “Dancing like the Pros” and “Fitness with the Pros," which help people improve their moves and become agile enough to solve a Rubik's Cube with their feet.
Sliwinska currently acts as both an instructor and the creative director of the studio, which is a welcoming, down-to-earth space that Mazo's parents originally opened in 1994. Here, she and the other experienced instructors boost students' self-confidence and social skills as they teach them the cha-cha, rumba, and swing. Many of their students have even gone on to garner accomplishments within the dance industry. The studio also offers courses for weddings and dance-based fitness classes that combine ballroom moves with plyometric training and yoga.
404 Clement St.
San Francisco, California 94118