While it only takes two to tango, it takes an entire dance studio to ward off gangs of square-dancing street toughs. Hone your defense mechanisms with today's Groupon: for $36, you get a ballroom-dance package at Ritz Ballroom in Jupiter (a $171 value). The package includes:
- Five group classes
- One private lesson
- One dance party
Ritz Ballroom guides feet through the varied steps of ballroom and Latin dances in a series of group and private lessons. Led by experienced sashayers, a quintet of 45-minute group classes inaugurates students to each dance's basics, letting patrons get the feel for specific steps, learn proper dancing etiquette, and quickly identify which partners are secretly concealing performance-enhancing roller skates. Up to 20 students glide through the mirrored studio at a time, committing steps to muscle memory while getting hearts and smiles pumping. During the private lesson, dance instructors spend 45 minutes providing one-on-one coaching through troublesome steps and personalize the lesson to target specific weaknesses and improve overall technique. Friday-evening dance parties bolster dance-floor confidence with a studio-wide get-down, allowing the newly fleet-footed to show off their skills and mingle with fellow steppers to a backdrop of popular tunes or a baseline of spontaneous tappers.
Private lessons can be scheduled from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and available group classes are listed on the studio's calendar.