Skilled dancers prove it is possible to glide on air, just as bad dancers serve as a reminder that gravity still works most of the time. Learn to defy downward forces with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get either four individual or two couple’s drop-in dance classes at Terry Dean’s Ballroom Dance Studio in Charlottesville (a $40 value).
Dance master Terry Dean and his staff of twinkling toes teach all levels of rug cutters to pour on the rhythm and shake off the blues with American Smooth and a wide variety of rhythm ballroom dancing. Each groove-garnering expedition spends 45 minutes exploring mesmerizing oceans of motion, uncovering life forms such as smooth-coated fox trots, fire-breathing tangos, and soul-floating waltzes. Ballroom newcomers, as well as those specializing in left feet, will find the similarly disposed in beginners’ classes, Monday–Friday at 7:30 p.m. Intermediate and advanced sessions ensue at 8:15 p.m. Participants are welcome to come in pairs, but a partner is not necessary, unless you plan to arrive by seesaw.
Whet your piggies and get your feet wet prior to your first class with Terry’s online introductions to the dances he directs. Then, hit the hardwood heart first and begin your foray into artful eight counts that will help build coordination, confidence, and a case against saving those ruthless wedding videographers’ gag reels.