$49 for One Private Class, Two Months of Unlimited Beginners’ Group Classes, and Admission to Social Dances at Uptown Ballroom ($391 Average Value)

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What You'll Get


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.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Mar 4, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid for 1 person or a couple. Two months of classes must be consecutive. New customers only. Registration and reservation required. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About A Chat with Uptown Ballroom


What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?

Uptown Dance Studio is for anyone interested in learning to dance, or looking for a new rewarding activity or hobby, who has a desire for fun, good health, personal achievement, or social fulfillment. We offer group classes, private lessons and social parties for all ages. We specialize in all styles of partner dancing, but we also offer hip-hop, wedding dance instruction, contemporary, ballet, jazz and more.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business?

At Uptown Dance Studio, our mission is to inspire ordinary people to start expressing themselves through the power of dance. We are passionately committed to providing top-notch instruction that will help you achieve your personal dance goals. Studio Owner, Leilani Nakagawa, has hand-picked partners who strive to create a welcoming, fun and comfortable environment for students of all levels to learn in. We love what we do and we truly believe you will enjoy the process of learning to dance!

What do you love most about your job?

We love seeing people being inspired, entertained, healed and brought joy through the power of dance!

What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?

Check out our reviews on google! The most common reaction we get from students is an overwhelming excitement of how fun it is to dance and also relief that their dance goals are absolutely achievable.That reaction never get's old :)

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