Moving one’s body to the rhythm of music is a natural human instinct, just like running toward the sound of lightning. Move with today’s Groupon for dance class packages at Uptown Ballroom. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a two-month beginner’s dance package for one ($125 total value).
- For $49, you get a two-month beginner’s dance package for two ($195 total value).<p>
Each package includes the following:
- One 30-minute introductory private lesson (a $55 value; pairs will take lesson together)
- Eight one-hour weekly group ballroom, salsa, or swing classes for each person (a $56 value/person)
- Admission to two social dances for each person (a $14 value/person)<p>
This Groupon is valid at both the southeast and southwest Portland locations. Only new students may use this Groupon.
Uptown Ballroom’s instructors introduce elements of dance in private and group classes, and throw regular balls so students can break in their dancing shoes in a sociable setting. During private sessions, which accommodate up to two students, a teacher leads feet through the desired dance’s proper footwork and form. In group classes, students practice the musicality and figures that mark a seasoned rug cutter, with each month’s session culminating in a complete choreographed dance. Those flying solo to classes can rest assured that groups regularly rotate partners to practice lead-follow skills and force novices to break their habits of dancing only with their clones. Frequent social-dance parties challenge students to show off their technique atop boisterous dance floors packed with 40–75 enthusiasts. View a complete class schedule for upcoming group sessions.
At Uptown Ballroom, expert instructors trot out their experience competing at the amateur and professional level to lead students toward dancing acumen. Classes set the ballroom floor ablaze as twinkle-toed senseis cover a variety of styles including the waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, salsa, and west coast swing. Instructors work on each student’s individual strengths or weaknesses during private lessons, restoring two left feet with two deft feet in time for social-dance parties where guests can mingle and try out their new moves. The studio also holds Zumba classes designed to increase heart rates for a cardio routine more effective than imitating a hamster on a public-park carousel.