To spice up a dance routine, professionals will wear bedazzling outfits or substitute their partner for a burlap sack filled with fireworks attached to a timer. Go for the pros with today’s Groupon to South Coast Dancesport in Laguna Hills. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get a dance-class package for two (a $140 value). The package includes:
- One private lesson
- Four group classes<p>
- For $20, you get five Zumba classes (a $50 value).<p>
South Coast Dancesport’s in-demand instructors lead blossoming danseurs of all skill levels in a variety of dance disciplines amid the elegant décor of an expansive ballroom. Harnessing the concentrated directions of an expert stepper, private lessons allow pairs to focus on the steps and inner-shoe toe-tapping with styles from the traveling steps of the foxtrot and waltz to the sensual moves of salsa, cha-cha, and swing. Group classes, which last 45 minutes, launch from the basics, giving pupils a brief history lesson before equipping them with the foundational techniques of the genre being taught. Group classes are usually held every weekday evening: the 7 p.m. is for all levels, and the 7:45 p.m. class is geared to intermediate students and open-minded Weebles.
Alternatively, Zumba classes move to the lively rhythms of Latin and international dance music. The high-energy fitness routine makes for a fun and simple way to burn calories and shake loose any nickels stuck behind the ears.
South Coast Dancesport
According to a profile in South Coast Magazine , Dancesport owner Matt Gregory began dancing at age 19, a relatively late start compared to most professional dancers, who often start three weeks before they're born. He and the rest of the Dancesport instructors share nearly 100 years of combined experience with their students inside a more than 3,000-square-foot ballroom. Specializing in private, one-on-one classes, these teachers and coaches–championship dancers brought on board to conduct special classes–teach tango, west coast swing, and foxtrot, among other dance styles.
Their class schedule is supplemented with group courses, wedding-prep training, and events such as parties, shows, and the philanthropic Dancing for a Cause, which was chronicled by the Orange County Register.