Dancing is one of the oldest forms of courting a partner, alongside writing their name in burning crops and rescuing them from Hades by hiding inside a pomegranate. Meet your match with today's Groupon: for $50, you get four beginner group dance lessons for two at Pick School of Ballroom Dancing (a $104 value).
In business since 1961 and named one of the best local spots for dance classes by 7x7, Pick School of Ballroom Dancing has long built a reputation for imparting dance wisdom in a variety of styles. Seasoned dancers lead one-hour classes in myriad styles, teaching students to foxtrot, slide together in 3/4 time in American waltz classes, embrace one another in Argentine tango or salsa lessons, or wield golf clubs in swing sessions. Experienced dancers may tackle the school's upper-level offerings, while even beginners will emerge from four consecutive weeks of classes as either a skilled footsmen or a fine-aged cheese. The school's schedule bustles with plentiful beginners classes between Monday and Friday.
Pick School of Ballroom Dancing
Before she founded her eponymous ballroom school, Rhona Pick represented the United States at world dance championships in Berlin and London at famed venues such as Royal Albert Hall. Although she has since retired from dancing competitively, she culls from her experience to manage her school in accordance with the framed Code of Ethics that hangs on the office door. The code mandates that each teacher on her team holds professional teaching qualifications, a standard that guarantees the quality of the school’s private and group classes, in styles that range from salsa to tango and swing. Instructors can also choreograph wedding dances, ensuring that couples don’t have to spend their reception’s first song hiding in the supply closet.
“Used them for private lessons. Very nice people.”
1532 Taravel St.
San Francisco, California 94116