A dance class can teach anyone to move with grace through bee attacks, while getting served in front of a blind date, or during mega-prom. Achieve confident feet with today's Groupon: for $29, you get four group dance lessons (up to a $60 value) at Studio 6 Ballroom on Sixth Avenue. Students are encouraged to use their quartet of classes within one month of each other so that they don't confuse the fox trot with its ungainly cousin, the crab walk.
Under the supervision of champion dancer Natasha Thayer, Studio 6 Ballroom coaxes dance-floor deftness from flummoxed feet with a variety of classes. The Beginning Ballroom class prepares dance-floor rookies for any rhythmic contingency with a fundamentally focused survey of ballroom, Latin, and swing dances. From there, soak up the sensual basics of Argentine tango—a passionate dance easily adapted to a wide range of tempos and improvisations—or opt for the more hip-swiveling salsa, the spicy step that is best danced atop tortilla chips. Latin classes led by Natasha herself impart the forgotten foot language of ancient Rome and rotate their focus monthly to cover dances such as the cha-cha, bolero, samba, and rumba. For less fancy-footed fitness, Studio 6 also holds regular yoga and Zumba classes.
Whether you're a seasoned hoofer or clumsily coping with the curse of two, three, or even four left feet, Studio 6 will match a class to your skill level—giving you the insight and practice time you need to grow as a dancer. Complimentary beverages will refresh parched pupils between dance-offs, and an on-site television and dance-performance videos offer constant visual reminders of how to thoroughly trample a floor without hurting its feelings. Call to schedule your first class at Studio 6 Ballroom.
New and currently enrolled clients only. Most group classes run from the beginning to the end of the month, and students require permission from the instructor to join after the first week.
- Studio 6 is shaping up to be a real community center, where visitors are encouraged to hang out and enjoy the place – Matt Nagle, Tacoma Weekly
- The quality of the dancing that is being taught at the Studio 6 Ballroom is very professional and appeals to all ages. The students leave with a very positive attitude toward exercise and life in general. It is a fun way to be active, enjoy good music and relate to others while moving and staying healthy. – Connie R., CityVoter
Studio 6 Ballroom
When Studio 6 Ballroom owner Wes Rogers learned how to be light on his feet, it might’ve helped that they were rarely on solid ground. Rogers began taking lessons while he served in the navy, and, after returning stateside, he continued his studies under the tutelage of national title holder Natasha Thayer—now the master coach at Studio 6. Natasha has trained amateurs and professionals alike, has worked in both television and live action performances, and co-created Dancing with the Tacoma Stars. Together they have created an elegant space replete with chandeliers and club lights where toe-tappers can hone moves for dances such as the foxtrot, the Argentine tango, and swing’s nimble dips and triple backflips. Studio 6’s independent instructors bring their own flair to classes, which have earned several accolades from local media and residents.
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