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 a dance package at The Dance Shack (a $129 total value). The package includes the following:
- One introductory private dance lesson (a $29 value)
- 10 group dance classes (a $10 value each)<p>
The Dance Shack’s skilled body shakers teach students salsa, swing, and ballroom dances during one-on-one lessons and group classes that divide into five skill levels. A 25-minute introductory dance lesson prepares hoofers for group classes by going over the steps, balance, and timing needed to dance most styles or play “Für Elise” on a giant piano. A crew of five instructors leads the group classes, where participants rotate dance partners while mastering the hip swivels and toe twirls of the night’s given style. During swing classes, students stride through hustle, East Coast, and West Coast brands of the style, which instructors teach in single, double, and triple time. A catch-all term, ballroom lessons cover everything from the 3/4-time glide of the waltz to the syncopated shuffle of cha-cha. Similar to vampire-wooing seminars, most 30- to 45-minute group classes take place in the evening; check out the studio’s calendar.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning The Dance Shack a spot on Groupon’s Best of 2011 list.
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 32216