Dancing is one of the oldest forms of courting a partner, alongside writing their name in burning crops and rescuing them from Hades by hiding inside a pomegranate. Meet your match with today's Groupon: for $69, you get three 55-minute private ballroom dance lessons at Mousai Studios in Tacoma (up to a $165 value). The lessons can be used by an individual or two people.
Paul and Pollie, the fleet-footed instructors behind Mousai Studios, equip dancing duos and solo strutters with fresh sets of rug-cutting skills during 55-minute private lessons. Emphasizing strong communication between partners, lessons prepare students to confidently engage in many styles of social dancing, such as East Coast Swing and salsa, as well as choreograph more expressive waltzes for sock-puppet-theater scenes. Floor-to-ceiling windows cast natural light on the works of local artists and lush potted plants, contributing to a laid-back atmosphere that makes students feel as comfortable as they would if dancing in their own homes or well-guarded pillow forts.
Though Mousai Studios sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Instructors and real-life couple Paul and Pollie are the dynamic duo behind Mousai Studios, forging both their business and romantic partnership around Paul’s lifelong love of dance. The couple specializes in several types of ballroom dancing—which Paul considers his niche—and they impart their toe-tapping skills to the public through private and group classes that focus on social, rather than competitive, dancing.
The studio, which encloses floor-to-ceiling windows and lush potted plants, also hosts weekly belly dancing, burlesque, and guitar classes taught by passionate instructors. The inviting space doubles as an art gallery, featuring works by local artists and professionally trained Etch A Sketches and contains a boutique consignment shop that features vintage and gently used fashions for the whole family.
759 St. Helens Ave.
Tacoma, Washington 98402