To spice up a dance routine, professionals will wear bedazzling outfits or substitute their partners for burlap sacks filled with fireworks attached to timers. Go for the pros with today’s Groupon to Rochester Ballroom. Choose between the following options:
- For $36, you get admission to a six-week Kids Learn to Dance Class for one child aged 6–12 (a $75 value).
- For $89, you get three private adult lessons for an individual or a couple (a $240 value).<p>
On a 1,900-square-foot O’Mara sprung dance floor, Rochester Ballroom’s seasoned instructors guide feet through a variety of rhythmic rotations, from East and West Coast swing to rumba, mambo, and tango. Kids’ sessions teach miniature feet the art of basic ballroom steps in six 50-minute sessions, granting wee ones an increase in coordination and confidence. The kid-oriented teaching styles cover the basics of cha-cha, swing, and rumba, letting youngins move as elegantly as a swan in ice skates. Rochester Ballroom’s calendar displays specific dates and times, and more classes will be added based on demand.
Adult dancers get one-on-one or one-on-two attention with an expert rug cutter, who will help aspiring Astaires attain proper posture and perfect balance during three 50-minute private lessons. While steppers fox-trot, waltz, and salsa, a computer-driven digital sound system plays contemporary music, inspiring a festive mood and washing clingy radio jingles out of minds.
Rochester Ballroom welcomes dancers to trip-the-light fantastic in a spacious, 5,000 square-foot studio with a 1,900 square-foot dance floor. Here, the friendly instructors introduce newbies to dance styles ranging from classic waltz, foxtrot, and tango, to snappy steps such as East and West Coast swing or the hustle. Singles and couples of all ages can refine their techniques in low-pressure private or group classes, but for those who want to show off their dance moves or balloon animal-making skills, the studio also hosts dance parties each Friday and Saturday night.