Dancing is the second-best way to let the body do the talking, just short of being born with a secondary bellybutton mouth. Elegantly express yourself with today's Groupon: for $69, you get four 45-minute group ballroom-dance classes (a $100 value) plus one 30-minute private lesson (a $45 value) at I Dance 2 Ballroom Dancesport Studio (a $145 total value). Group ballroom-dance classes are held Monday at 6:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:15 p.m., and Saturday at 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:15 a.m. Private lessons are by appointment. Call ahead or email to schedule classes.
Co-owned by former professional Latin dance competitors and Triple Crown Latin Dancesport Champions Raza Begg and Ia Iashvili, I Dance 2 sends bodies gliding gracefully across the ballroom. Group ballroom-dance lessons help two-steppers master fancy footwork, increase self-confidence, and prepare for the dance-off portion of job interviews. Solo students can practice the foxtrot with other unaccompanied attendees or corral four more stag dancers to complete a classic ballroom pyramid.
Polish newly learned moves with a 30-minute private lesson with an expert instructor. I Dance 2's prancing professors have coached the likes of Dancing with the Stars alum Emmitt Smith, masterfully putting feet in time with beat, and helping correct problems such as stepping on toes or instinctively stiff-arming the DJ. Though today's deal is valid only for one student, dancers can tango in twosomes by buying an additional Groupon as a gift for their partner.
I Dance 2 Ballroom Dancesport Studio
Since 1984, the studio’s experienced instructors have conveyed their ballroom skills to both beginner and seasoned students, including Dancing with the Stars’ Emmitt Smith. As the instructor team takes the reins during group and private classes, students learn the graceful moves and footwork for the cha cha, the waltz, salsa, swing, or other ballroom styles. The studio also offers a special wedding course that gets couples ready for their big days, enabling them to finally have a reason to be the center of attention at a wedding. Many of the studio’s dancers also train for national competitions, often under the leadership of studio director and championship dancer Raza Begg.