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One, Two, or Four 60-Minute Private Couples Dance Lessons at Love at 1st Dance (Up to 48% Off)

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Highlights

Instructor gives couples confidence to dance with style during lessons in dances such as tango, swing, rumba, and salsa

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SherieHELPFUL REVIEWER
1 ratings1 reviews
May 17, 2019
We signed up for 2 private Tango lessons and they were a lot of fun. Jack was great with teaching us and taking his time with us and just allowing us to have fun. He has a great sense of humor and we actually learned the Tango. He shares the studio space with other dancers, so arrive on time for your private lessons like we did or your lesson could be cut short. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because Jack did not have a sound system and used his mobile phone to play music for our first lesson. The second lesson we brought our own speaker and iPod so that we could learn the Tango, while feeling the music at the same time. I advise you to bring your own boom box and iPod to enjoy the lesson better.
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Mateusz
2 ratings2 reviews
March 28, 2017
Jack is a very patient instructor. I have no dance experience and he has done a great job getting us through the basics of foxtrot. We purchased the four class Groupon and have one more class remaining. A great time and a flexible schedule!
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ClayderHELPFUL REVIEWER
16 ratings2 reviews
February 19, 2017
Jack was patient and funny. My husband and I had a lot of fun. We took a dance lesson as a date away from the kids. Would definitely try another lesson there again.

About This Deal

Choice of:

  • One 60-Minute Private Couples Dance Lesson
  • Two 60-Minute Private Couples Dance Lessons
  • Four 60-Minute Private Couples Dance Lessons

Dance Shoes: Partner with the Right Pair

Once you’ve picked a dance style, you’ll want shoes to match. Use Groupon’s guide to partner-dance shoes to get your career started on the right foot.

On the dance floor, gym shoes can turn into troublemakers. Even though they’re designed for activity, their rubber soles can stick on dance floors and cause knee injuries or spontaneous outbreaks of dodge ball. On the other hand, everyday women’s heels aren’t supportive enough to cushion feet for hours of foxtrotting. That’s why professional dancers wear specially designed shoes, often slipping on a new pair as they switch to dances such as the waltz and the tango.

Ballroom shoes: The most important part of a standard ballroom shoe is invisible. Running down the center of the shoe and into the heel, the steel shank offers more support than regular shoes to allow for hours of dancing. Both men’s and women’s versions of the shoe should have a steel shank and a small heel, and both are typically closed-toed. Beginning male dancers usually start with a standard ballroom shoe, due to its low heel and wide base.

Latin shoes: Although Latin-dance shoes also sport a steel shank, they feature higher heels—up to 2.5 inches for men and 3.5 inches for women. These taller, thinner heels help dancers achieve the posture they need for the tight turns and footwork of the cha-cha and the samba. Regardless of their chosen dance style, beginning female dancers should consider starting with open-toed Latin shoes with heels no higher than 2.5 inches to help them more easily adjust to the intricate steps of partner dances.

Swing shoes: Heels provide little advantage in swing dancing, which often calls for acrobatic lifts and turns. This informal and improvisational dance style calls for shoes to match—many swing dancers apply suede soles to a pair of everyday tennis shoes. But swing-specific shoes hit the market recently, most featuring two-tone, retro styles and suede or hard leather bottoms that allow for easy spinning and sliding.

Practice sneakers: These may be the best bet for dancers more interested in social than competitive dancing, or for those exploring several dance styles. Practice shoes look much like regular cloth sneakers, with flat heels and slip-on or lace-up styles, but they don’t have rubber soles. Available for men and women, these casual kicks may also be worn for most jazz and hip-hop classes.

With all dance shoes, it’s important that the fit be snug but not too tight. Dance shoes should never be worn outside the studio or their soles could become dirty, scuffed, or nibbled by squirrels when you’re not looking. Before your first class, it’s a good idea to call ahead and ask what shoes would be appropriate to wear; the instructor may be able to suggest a few brands available nearby.

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