Without dance, people could only hum along to “Macarena,” and Jane Austen characters would be forced to say what was really on their minds. Let movements speak with this Groupon to Michiana Dance in Mishawaka.
- For $25, you get a private wedding-dance lesson for two (a $60 value).
- For $49, you get two private dance lessons for two (up to a $110 value).<p>
Kathy Nate, the owner of Michiana Dance and an instructor with more than 40 years of experience, works with independent choreography coaches at her studio, fortifying feet with social ballroom and Latin lessons for all skill levels. In a relaxed, private setting, pairs follow directions in 45-minute private lessons that emphasize the roles of leader and follower essential to a graceful social dance. For private wedding instruction, the fleet-footed teachers customize the lesson for each couple, teaching newlyweds-to-be specific choreography for their chosen song. In addition to the honored couple, the instructors will also open up the lesson to family members who buy the Groupon, so the whole clan can learn a personalized dance or practice honing their chicken-dance synchronicity.
Alternatively, first-time ballroom students gingerly strut, twirl, and twist to build confidence in classic genres such as the foxtrot, waltz, swing, or tango. Latin instructors share basic or advanced steps for the mambo, salsa, and other scorching styles pupils can use to keep up at local clubs or to help to melt ice rinks in the spring. With its clear lesson plans and supportive guidance, Michiana Dance guarantees student couples will saunter the floor as one after a single lesson.
The instructors at Michiana Dance believe that beginning dancers will learn faster, feel looser, and move better when instructed alone rather than around a group of equally uncomfortable strangers. During private lessons, students learn a variety of dances such as ballroom, West Coast swing, country two-step, or Latin dances as personalized, one-on-one feedback helps them sharpen their technique and fix mistakes quickly. The instructors can also prepare brides, grooms, and wedding parties for the dance floor, helping turn first dances into jaw-dropping performances and chicken dances in to tear-jerking manifestations of grace.