Before the hamster-wheel-propelled desk fan, Benjamin Franklin invented a momentum-harnessing dance floor to power light bulbs and fondue fountains. Acquire energy-channeling dance moves with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get two private dance lessons and four admissions to group classes or practice parties at Shall We Dance?, located in Louisville and New Albany (a $210 value). One Groupon is good for four individual admissions to group lessons or practice parties (a $15 value each), as well as two private lessons (a $75 value each). Groupon holders may bring up to three friends to private lessons at no extra charge. Admissions to group lessons or practice parties may be split among friends, so four friends could attend one group class or a couple could attend two separate classes.
Anchored by the masterful footwork of globe-trotting owners Brandon Thompson and Kimberly Hassmann, Shall We Dance?’s dance lessons help students trip their way through Old and New World dance styles. Submit feet to the rhythmic machinations of the studio’s seasoned staff during private lessons, as one-on-one assistance coaxes talent out of toes practicing the mambo-influenced cha-cha, smooth-shuffling waltz, energetic samba, and pace-altering fox trot. After honing their steps in private, students debut new moves during group classes or practice parties, leading and following with multiple partners in advance of wedding receptions, nights at the club, or the dance-off portion of city council debates.
Shall We Dance?
Having passed on their rug-cutting inclinations to local celebrities such as basketball coach Denny Crum, the sure-footed staff at Shall We Dance? continues to unleash an arsenal of graceful moves inside their two studios. Students of all skill levels step in time with the school's curriculum of Latin, nightclub, and American dance styles during lessons, using their feet like metal detectors to scan the floor for long-lost grooves. Stately triple beats whirl waltzers across the floor, steamy struts abound in tango lessons, and fox-trot instructors bring students to their knees in classical hunting poses and many more dance styles. Neophytes can then show off their new steps during practice parties with whimsical themes.