Recent studies show that people who dance tend to possess above-average strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as a significantly lower risk of getting served. Hone this vital skill with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get 10 group social dance classes at The Dance Shack (a $100 value). Your Groupon also includes an individual introductory session as part of a Dance Shack promotion, so you’ll arrive at the group classes insured against embarrassment and friend-repelling faux pas.
Learning to dance, unlike learning to change your own oil, can have an instantly noticeable effect on your body, be it a renewed spring in your step or a newly elongated manner in which you reach for your morning Hot Pocket. The Southside Boulevard dance studio hosts classes in nearly every type of Latin and ballroom dance imaginable, and the group sessions are open to both singles and couples, as well as pairs of people in relationships not formally defined, or formally defined on the Internet as “complicated.” Mix up your 10 sessions to learn a new style each class, or take repeat classes to perfect your technique in merengue or salsa. Pay homage to your Prohibition-era youth by relearning the foxtrot, or loosen your limbs with a weekly swing class. The friendly and engaging instructors at the Dance Shack are well versed in all manner of rhythm-propelled movement, so consult the class schedule to find the class or style that most inspires movement in your feet or toes.
Busting a move you've never busted before—be it a contemporary cha-cha move, a waltz move, or a well-coordinated move to a nicer part of town, away from that mouthy opossum that keeps opening your mail—is a great way to get exercise, learn a new skill, and meet new and graceful friends. Call ahead to schedule your introductory session, and simply drop in for group classes.
Valid for new students only; must be 16 or older.
The Dance Shack
The student walks into the packed studio, decked out for a night on the town. He’s nervous, thinking that perhaps one salsa class wasn’t enough to prepare him for the social setting. But once the Latin beats start to fill the space, the steps come back to him. He grabs a partner’s hand, and they hit the floor. Such is the scene at one of The Dance Shack’s in-house dance parties, where Shackers try out the skills they have learned in group or private lessons within the studio’s familiar confines before they hit the club.
3837 Southside Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32216Get Directions