In the Old West, cowboys would break into song and dance mid-duel, which is how the tiny piano holster was invented. Delight in the dance with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get three private dance lessons, three group classes, and one month of dance parties at the Kinesthetic Cue Dance Club in Madison (a $160 value).
At the Kinesthetic Cue, experienced instructors utilize three teaching methods—private lessons, group classes, and dance parties—so students can have fun while mastering ballroom, Latin, and swing dances. During the three 30-minute private lessons, students will practice ballroom and social dancing with a partner, learning classic dances such as the foxtrot, waltz, tango, cha-cha, rumba, and tarantula.
The three 50-minute group classes are offered Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 7 p.m., and are based on experience and skill level. Dancing neophytes band together at Monday beginner’s classes, where each session focuses on one of six different dances such as the foxtrot and the rumba. Intermediate dancers (those who’ve had 15 to 45 hours of instruction) meet on Thursdays to practice their frame, timing, and floor management in one of nine rotating dances such as salsa, samba, and meringue. Finally, those ready to change their legal names to Fred Astaire meet on Fridays for advanced sessions.
Students show off their new moves weekly at Friday night ballroom and Latin-dance parties (8 p.m.–10 p.m.) where students can mingle and dance with their instructors and other club members while practicing new steps and planning Flashdance mobs.
The Kinesthetic Cue Dance Club
The Kinesthetic Cue Dance Club's instructors coach novice and experienced dancers in ballroom, Latin, and swing dance styles. Private lessons pair a sure-footed teacher with either an individual or a couple, helping to refine technique and posture with personalized instruction on styles ranging from rumba to foxtrot. Throughout the week, 50-minute group classes explore various dances, with Monday sessions for beginning students, Thursday sessions for intermediate dancers, and Friday sessions for extras from West Side Story. The more advanced group classes assume that attendees are familiar with the basic steps and begin to introduce floor-management techniques as well as leading and following skills. The studio also hosts a weekly dance party, where pupils mingle with the other students, the class instructors, and the neighborhood choreographers in an alcohol- and smoke-free environment while practicing their newly learned skills.:m]]