Dance began in early European courts, when nimble courtiers found that wild gesticulations failed to properly express their feelings about love, life, and nutcrackers. Celebrate this historic self-expression with today’s Groupon: for $69, you get four 90-minute group dance classes and one 30-minute, introductory private lesson at Studio 22 (a $145 value).
Helmed by competitive dancers Sergey Korshunov and Michelle Hafle, the fleet-footed instructors at Studio 22 guide twirling students of all skill levels through Latin, Argentine tango, ballroom, hip-hop, and other styles. Teachers lead more than 20 group classes per week in their 6,200-square-foot studio to meet all manner of rug-cutting tastes. Rhythmic movers with a free 90 minutes can drop in non-progressive classes at any time, but they must begin the four-week progressive classes by the 14th of the month to ensure optimal limb-to-choreography calibration. Learn to spin, twist, and turn in the salsa class or glide like George Washington over the Delaware in the American Waltz class. The private lesson will provide groovers with 30 minutes of one-on-one attention from a pirouetting expert, allotting ample time to fine-tune moves at an individualized pace.
Dancing duos can opt to share this Groupon for two 90-minute group classes and a shared private lesson. Though significant others and tuxedo-clad mops are welcome, a partner is not required for group classes or private lessons. Peruse Studio 22’s class calendar for times and dates.
Studio 22 Dallas
When Dancing With the Stars' contestants Emmitt Smith, Mark Cuban, Michael Irvin, and Jake Pavelka needed a place to sharpen their rug-cutting capabilities, Cheryl Burke told them to look no further than Studio 22. Studio 22's talented instructors even performed on Dancing With the Stars in October of 2012. Founded by internationally ranked Latin dancing couple Sergey Korshunov and Michelle Hafle, the studio lassos a stable of instructors handpicked from the highest levels of professional competition. Their group classes and private lessons give beginners and seasoned dancers alike the opportunity to polish their performance in styles as diverse as Argentine tango, salsa, ballroom, swing, and country and western.
The 6,200-square-foot studio accommodates classes of every size with its rich wooden floors, wall-length mirrors, and plush leather seating with which to rest feet between exercises and build forts whenever the instructor leaves the room. Studio 22 also hosts weekly dance parties that give students a chance to take new partners for a twirl in convivial, BYOB soirées.
14902 Preston Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75254