Dance can express what words cannot, whether it's the triumphant joy in a football player's posttouchdown pirouette or the passionate tango used to notify roommates that the basement is flooding. Transmit tidings with twinkling toes thanks to today’s Groupon: for $45, you get two private and two group dance classes for either one person or a couple at Nashville Ballroom in Hendersonville or Franklin (a $302 value).
Headlining Nashville Ballroom's staff of professional instructors is Anthony Lewis, who won fourth place in at the World’s Championships in January of 2000. Anthony offers wayward rhythmless limbs expert supervision in both private and group lessons. The private sessions give blossoming dancers 45 minutes of personalized attention, where an instructor can carefully calibrate their movements ($114 value each). During the 45-minute group lessons, the toes of 5–30 students face off as instructors lead partnered hip-swayers through a series of dance steps and techniques ($37 value each). Classes in a variety of dance styles, such as the fox trot, West Coast swing, and donkey prancing, help adult students discover multiple ways to control their childlike wiggling.
Private lessons are by appointment only and can be scheduled Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Group lessons are currently scheduled Monday–Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at noon.
Renowned dance coach Anthony Lewis, who’s mentored many nationally ranked clients, boasts several competition titles, as well as a fourth-place win at the World's Championships himself. His teaching experience spans the country, having overseen studios in Kentucky and California, and his staff of instructors emulates his star quality with their devotion and skill. Yet, for all of their impressive credentials, the teachers at Nashville Ballroom specialize in training adult beginners, deriving fulfillment from transforming two left feet into comfortable twirling tools.
As Nashville Ballroom’s students sashay through the studio's three-step schooling approach—composed of private lessons, group classes, and social practice—they can choose from more than 20 dance styles. Instructors stress that their setting is "not your grandma's ballroom," culling modern steps from Latin, swing, and country-western choreography. Though they do tutor such classical styles as the waltz and foxtrot, lessons typically focus on the modern techniques needed for nightclub outings and wedding receptions in the year 4012.