Like defusing a bomb, a well-executed dance routine requires concentration, skill, and a nervous partner that questions your every move before unexpectedly jumping out of a window. Blow onlookers away with explosive dance moves thanks to today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a Friday-night dance lesson and a social practice session for two at Go Dance (a $30 value), located in Northcross Mall.
Voted Best Dance Lessons by readers of Austin Chronicle for four years in a row, Go Dance provides expert instruction on a number of hip-shaking dances inside an 8,700-square-foot studio that features four wood-floor ballrooms. Stop by on Friday night and kick things off with a 90-minute class that helps students brush up on the basics of two different dance styles, with options such as tango, foxtrot, samba, swing, and more (check the schedule for times and to see which dances are featured on certain Fridays). A skilled staff of instructors provides step-by-step coaching, helping you progress on the cha cha's syncopated rhythms, the two-step's underarm turns, and the swing's frenetic pace. After each class, a 90-minute social dance offers attendees the chance to hone their moves by dancing with fellow students or the DiscoBot and its calculated binary grooves. Classes are BYOB, and Go Dance's rotating schedule of featured dances ensures attendees obtain a stockpile of moves in their shimmying arsenal to confidently express their inner passion and dissatisfaction with poor cell-phone reception.
The Austin Chronicle named Go Dance Best Dance Lessons in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. Eight Yelpers give it an average rating of 4.5 stars, four Citysearchers give it an average of 3.5 stars, and five Insider Pagers give it three stars:
- The instructors are friendly and easy to follow, and they will go as slowly as you need them to. I always feel very comfortable asking for help and for clarification. – Katie S., Yelp
- I am so impressed with the staff and ownership of the studio. I've made many friends and feel that I have greatly improved my ability to dance socially in any setting. – txredheart, Citysearch
"Anyone can learn to dance," declares Go Dance owner Mylie Alrich. And she's not the only one who thinks so—throngs of students flock to the studio for the large selection of easy-to-follow classes led by a team of more than 35 seasoned instructors. In addition to student testimonials, the readers of the Austin Chronicle crowned Go Dance for having the "Best Dance Classes" for four years in a row.
Much of these hard-earned accolades stem from the instructors' ability to teach ballroom, salsa, swing, country, and other styles while, at the same time, cultivating a welcoming vibe in which students can meet new friends and feel like they're part of a community. After tackling a variety of moves, students can show them off during weekly social and Newcomer Nights at the North Austin or South Austin locations.
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