Without dance, people could only hum along to “Macarena,” and Jane Austen characters would be forced to say what was really on their minds. Let movements speak with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a social-dance package for up to two people at Take The Lead (a $160 total value). Each social dance package includes:
- Two private dance lesson for one person or a couple (a $120 value)
- Two practice parties for two (a $40 value)<p>
Nimble-toed instructors at Take The Lead escort students through ballroom, country, Latin, and swing dance techniques in private and group lessons. Students can pair with a partner, the dance instructor, or a treasured My Size Barbie doll for two private lessons in their chosen style, where they will explore steps and learn etiquette for leading and following. Afterward, customers continue to two-step, foxtrot, or hustle in two rollicking footloose fiestas, where groups of students practice their moves in a half-hour open-format lesson before the studio dims its lights, turns up its music, and opens up its dance floor for students to dance until cows have returned home, emptied the recycling, and retired to bed.
Springfield Dance Academy
At Springfield Dance Academy, staffers collectively maintain a community-based dance center along with offering personal training services. Through blending relationships, confidence, fun, stress relief, and physical fitness, unique approaches to a variety of dance styles such as country, Latin, and swing are born. Springfield Dance Academy treats each session as a chance to connect with others, from custom choreography for altar-bound duos to group classes that implore students to dance until cows have returned home, emptied the recycling, and retired to bed. The studio—which features a sprung floor, reducing the impact on joints and bones—also hosts myriad other functions such as Zumba, performance, fitness, and social classes. In addition to its dance classes, Springfield Dance Academy offers one-on-one personal training to help participants build lean muscle and boost overall movement skills.