Recent studies show that people who dance tend to possess above-average strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as a significantly lower risk of getting served. Hone this vital skill with today’s Groupon: for $20, new students get one month of weekly beginner group ballroom dance lessons (up to a $60 value per person) at Memphis Ballroom Dance Company with locations in Southaven and Collierville.
Ballroom dance builds coordination, rhythm, and grace, and is an uncommonly enjoyable form of low-impact exercise for a high-impact blind date. The hip-limbering and feet-fancying Memphis Ballroom Dance Company can tackle the leftest of beginner left feet with the beginner ballroom dance class. Through a month's worth of once-weekly 50-minute lessons, you'll learn the basics of rumba, waltz, swing, foxtrot, and tango. Attend the Southhaven location on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. or the Collierville location on Saturdays at noon to sprinkle some rhythm in your bag of twists and shimmies. Unlike a marriage license, chess matches, and tandem Segways, you don't need a partner to attend ballroom lessons
Busting a move you've never busted before—be it a ballroom move or a well-coordinated move to a nicer part of town, away from that mouthy opossum that keeps opening your mail—is a great way to get exercise, learn a new skill, and meet new and graceful friends. Once you master the fundamental steps, turns, and twists so that your partner's shins aren’t left bruised and teary, you may want to show off your new skills at Memphis Ballroom's practice parties, held every Friday night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $10. Call ahead to register for your lesson.