Without dance, people could only hum along to the "Macarena," and Jane Austen characters would be forced to say what was really on their minds. Let movements speak with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a five-dance-class punch card at Simply Ballroom Dance Studio (a $40 value).
Expert rug cutters Veronica Braun and Lee Nugent of Simply Ballroom foster a fun, friendly atmosphere as dancers of all ages and skill levels pick up new steps. The 40-minute group classes allow singles, couples, and families of dogs disguised in a single suit to drop in throughout the week to learn the six core dances—waltz, tango, foxtrot, swing, rumba, and cha-cha—in the Beginner class or master the maneuvers of the hustle, west-coast swing, and Argentine tango in the Variety class. Salsa classes give spicy-stepping protégés the opportunity to hone their dance skills, and the Ballroom Boogie class fuses ballroom, Latin, and swing steps together into an aerobic mélange of moves that can be used to burrow out of an avalanche. Check the up-to-date schedule for available class times.