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What You'll Get
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 dance lessons at Studio 6 Ballroom on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma. Choose between two options:
- For $79, new students get two private 55-minute dance lessons for one or two people (a $180 value).
- For $59, new students get four weeks of couples' group classes (up to a $120 value).
Studio 6 Ballroom coaxes dance-floor deftness from flummoxed feet with classes in a variety of dance styles. Private lessoneers can choose to bring down the house with a partner or hone their moves solo to surprise future dance partners and Canadian girlfriends with moves busted from any of Studio 6's dance genres. Call ahead to discuss availability for your private hip-shake of choice. Group classes at Studio 6 give couples new reason to hover close, both with one another and with friendly, swift-stepping strangers. Try the Beginning Ballroom class, which prepares dance-floor rookies for any rhythmic contingency with a 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—or opt for the more hip-swiveling salsa, the spicy step best danced atop tortilla chips. Latin classes 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.
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
- Teenagers learning hip-hop, a couple clenched in Argentine tango, the fleet-of-foot and those sure they have two left ones, the professional competitors and the anxious-not-to-be-anxious wallflowers — all come here to learn to dance in a big room on a stretch of street that appears to need just a little movement to take off – Nancy Rommelmann, City Arts
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. By appointment only, subject to availability. New clients only. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.