A dance class can teach anyone to move with grace through bee attacks, while getting served in front of a blind date, or during mega-prom. Ready your repertoire for any occasion with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one 30-minute private class, two months of unlimited beginner's group instruction, and admission to social dances during the two-month instruction period at Uptown Ballroom (a $391 value, based on two people attending 20 classes and two people attending four social dances). One Groupon covers a single person or a single couple. This Groupon is valid for redemption at Uptown Ballroom's locations in both southeast and southwest Portland. Since the values of group classes and social dances may vary depending on how many you attend, this deal's value could potentially climb even higher (to a $699 value) if you attend as much as possible. Group class cycles start at the beginning of each month.
With Uptown Ballroom, aspiring dancers of any skill level can sharpen their steps in a wide variety of dances. During a 30-minute private lesson (a $55 value), the fumbling-footed will hone their hip-shaking ability, benefiting from one-on-one, toe-to-toe interaction with an Uptown Ballroom instructor. Clients will also get an unlimited two-month pass to the studio’s beginning classes (a $280 value), which improve musicality, strengthen balance, and focus on lead-following techniques. Master the curving steps during a beginner tango lesson, smoothly glide to a 1940s big-band beat during an intermediate foxtrot class, or let your feet elegantly summon up the ghost of Strauss with an advanced waltz class. Hoofers and high-kickers alike can then put on the family leotard and rule the dance floor during one of Uptown Ballroom’s social dances (up to a $56 value for two people attending four dances), where 35–75 students congregate to showcase rhythmic skills.
Uptown Ballroom’s impressive collection of instructors includes Jim Gray, a professional dancer who’s competed in the U.S. National Championships and the World Championships, Michele Gray, a pupil of many contemporary ballroom legends, including former Dancing with the Stars teacher Charlotte Jorgensen, and Leilani Nakagawa. Learn the techniques and musical styles to impress your significant other, and outmaneuver tap-dancing bullies at your high-school reunion with today’s Groupon to Uptown Ballroom.
Valid for new customers only. Good for one person or couple.
At Uptown Ballroom, expert instructors trot out their experience competing at the amateur and professional level to lead students toward dancing acumen. Classes set the ballroom floor ablaze as twinkle-toed senseis cover a variety of styles including the waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, salsa, and west coast swing. Instructors work on each student’s individual strengths or weaknesses during private lessons, restoring two left feet with two deft feet in time for social-dance parties where guests can mingle and try out their new moves. The studio also holds Zumba classes designed to increase heart rates for a cardio routine more effective than imitating a hamster on a public-park carousel.