Dancing is the second-best way to let the body do the talking, just short of being born with a secondary bellybutton mouth. Elegantly express yourself with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a dance class package at Nashville Ballroom (a $195 value). The package includes the following:
- Two private dance lessons
- One group class
The light-footed instructors of Nashville Ballroom lead one-on-one lessons and group classes in a wide gamut of dance styles, including salsa, swing, country, and ballroom. The studio specializes in adult beginners, preparing couples for first dances at weddings or last dances at all night hokey-pokey competitions. After choosing a dance discipline to delve into, rug cutters pirouette their way through two 45-minute private lessons, during which an instructor critiques techniques to excise troublesome kicks and windmill-arms.
A 5- to 30-person group lesson follows to further polish skills in a social environment and forge the kind of camaraderie typically reserved for long-lost doppelgangers. Private lessons can be scheduled at each student's convenience from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday–Friday and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here to view the group class schedule.
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.