Private & Group Dance Lessons from Melissa Rose Dance (Up to 62% Off). Three Options Available.

Clique Studios

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A friendly instructor teaches individuals, couples and groups social or wedding dance lessons in styles such as waltz, salsa, tango and more

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required; must call ahead for availability. Must book 1-2 weeks in advance. Evening and weekend availability limited. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per client, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid for new clients only. Valid only for option purchased. Group semi-private lessons valid for minimum 4 people and maximum 8 people. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $39 for one 90-minute private dance lesson for an individual or a couple ($90 value)
  • $59 for two 60-minute private dance lessons for an individual or a couple ($140 value)
  • $60 for one semi-private group lesson up to eight people ($160 value)

Leading and Following: Staying in Tune with Your Partner

Before you and a partner hit the floor, you'll need to decide who will lead. Learn why dancing is more than a game of "Follow the Leader" in Groupon's study of the concept.

A truly great dancer can lead a partner through a waltz on a crowded floor without smashing any toes or shattering any monocles—even if that partner has never waltzed before. The lead dancer (traditionally, but not always, the male of a male-female partnership) is charged with sending nonverbal cues to his partner through subtle movements of his hands and arms. This task can be incredibly nuanced, as the lead dancer must simultaneously keep time with the music, plan out his next steps, and navigate around other dancers. This is not to say that the other partner is entirely passive. Richard Powers, a dance instructor at Stanford University, asserts in his Thoughts on Dance that "the follow role is mentally and physically active," just as aware of her surroundings and her partner's movements as the lead. Each partner must constantly adjust their movements to match the other's, and a good lead will never exert too much force if his partner does not catch his cues or know how to read his semaphore flags. "Clear leading is the physical equivalent of quiet, perfect diction, not shouting," writes Powers.

This equality-minded philosophy of social dance gained widespread acceptance after the gender-role upheavals of the 20th century, but it isn’t a new phenomenon. Many 19th century men were emphatic about respecting the autonomy of their dance partners, with famed dancer Charles Durang noting in 1847 that "Gentlemen ought always to be attentive to their partners, and they should move in unison with their every step and attitude." That sentiment makes a striking contrast with that of a 1930 writer who argued that "No matter what her views on suffrage and feminism may be, it is a woman's duty to let the man lead on the ballroom floor. […] He is the pace-maker; she is his shadow." These attitudes about female submission on the dance floor persisted well through the 1950s, when the rise of the feminist movement began to reshape attitudes throughout society. Today, many dancers of any gender feel it's important to learn to lead and to follow in order to become a well-rounded, attentive partner.

Customer Reviews

Melissa is awesome instructor and very patient
Graciela · November 10, 2016
Melissa is an awesome teacher. She is punctual, responsible and knows her stuff. She truly helped my son and I get ready for the mother-son dance at his upcoming wedding. i highly recommend her.
Lilin H. · September 28, 2016
Melissa is fantastic! She starts her lesson gauging your skill level and moves up from there. We loved her teaching style and her helpful commentary and corrections. We will be continuing our lessons with her.
Sarah D. · July 17, 2016
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    Clique Studios

    2385 Midway Rd

    Suite 100

    Carrollton, TX 75006

    +12148140205

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