Ballroom dance requires stamina and grace, two qualities generally only found together in marathon-running swans. Outshine beaked athletes with today's Groupon: for $45, you get three 30-minute private dance lessons for one or two people and two group classes for one person at U Can Dance Studio in St. Ann (up to a $95 value).
Latin dance devotee Stan Collins has led U Can Dance's legion of qualified instructors in teaching the region how to tango for more than 15 years. Stan helps beginning hip-shakers and expert ballroom buffs alike step their way to twinkle-toed bliss in a series of three 30-minute private dance lessons. Torsos twist to both international and American styles of dance, fostering global unity like a musical World Cup tournament. Vintage dances include the party-ready polka and peabody, while nightclub staples such as swing and the hustle push toe-tappers from the sidelines to center stage. Herds of eager bodies coalesce for group classes conducted by Stan and his cohorts in a variety of styles. Check the calendar to rumba into an advanced Latin seminar, or cha-cha into a beginners rhythm and smooth stepping session.
Savvy two-steppers at U Can Dance's spacious studio specialize in instructing brides on irreparably marring a too-pretty maid of honor's makeup with a tear-tugging first dance. The amiable staff also trains natural trippers to crush competition at ballroom-dance competitions
Thirteen CityVoters recommend U Can Dance Studio.
- They took me to a level of dancing that I thought was not possible, and they did it in a matter of months. – Craig C., CityVoter
U Can Dance Studio
The floating oak dance floor of U Can Dance Studio has been privy to myriad styles of fancy footwork since its inception in 1991, from ballroom and swing to hip-hop, disco, and samba. Stretching across 4,000 square feet, the pristine surface supports the nimble soles of the studio's certified instructors, who expertly lead students of all ages and levels during group classes and private lessons. Public dance parties beckon pupils to show off their newly gleaned skills and pictures of their dog wearing a tutu to one another in an encouraging environment.