Dancing is a healthy way to physically connect to someone, preferable to giving them a painful bear hug or sewing your head onto their body. Get cheek-to-cheek with this Groupon.
$24 for 10 Group Dance Classes or 10 Dance Parties ($70 Value)
One-hour dance classes loosen hips with salsa moves, quicken feet with the foxtrot, and revive disco with the hustle. Dance parties open the floor to the broader dance community every Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Check the schedule for dates and times.
Rigby's Jig Dance Studio
In 2011, readers of Richmond magazine voted Rigby's Jig Dance Studio the Best Place to Learn How to Dance for Your Wedding, citing instructors that will help choose music and can choreograph routines to classic torch songs and pop tunes. With a lifetime's worth of experience—starting at the age of 3 and including a bachelor's in Theater and Dance from George Washington University—owner Eleanor Robertson heads an enthusiastic faculty.
Robertson’s favorite dances include West Coast swing and the cha-cha, both of which are among the 19 ballroom dances taught to any adult within the bright confines of the citrus-colored studio. Argentine tango milongas and dance parties take over in the evenings, allowing students to try out new steps with members of the broader dance community. The spacious studio seats 100 across its gleaming hardwood floors, and rows of mirrors enable those in movement classes⎯yoga and cardio dance are also on the schedule⎯to work on the balance and alignment of their vestigial tails.
“Show up about 15 minutes before a session to fill out a new client form so that they will have your information. Also if you have never danced before wear comfortable...”
“Show up about 15 minutes before a session to fill out a new client form so that they will have your information. Also if you have never danced before wear comfortable shoes, do not wear any shoes that you have not broken in yet. Everyone is really friendly there so do not hesitate to ask questions.”
“Not an intimidating dance place! All levels- fun!”
“Make sure you are taking the appropriate class for your skill level. It will be more fun that way”