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: for $19, you get a five-class punch card for ballroom-dance lessons with a complimentary admission to a social dance at Springs Rhythm (a $50 value). Classes are held Monday–Saturday; check the website for exact dates and times.
At Springs Rhythm, experienced dance masters Nichola Morin and Volodymyr Ishchenko guide foot tappers of all skill levels through the steps of classic ballroom dances. Inside the spacious studio, hip swivelers learn graceful dances such as the tango, whose staccato style requires precise movements, awareness of rhythm, and bionic legs. Conversely, the fluid Argentine tango's sultry walks and footwork demand a feel for the music and an attention to one's partner. Springs Rhythm's mavens of movement lead two-steppers through the sophisticated spins and twirls of the waltz, with focus on the basic and Viennese waltzes. After mastering the foxtrot's peppy steps, burgeoning Fred Astaires attend a complimentary social dance, held on the first and third Saturday of the month from 8–11 p.m., to show off their new moves and collect material for their friendship journals.
1414 Kelly Johnson Blvd.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920