Uptown Dance Studio

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What You'll Get

Having two left feet makes the art of seduction almost impossible, except when standing next to someone with four right hands. Beguile admirers no matter where you stand with today's Groupon to Uptown Ballroom, valid at both Portland locations for new customers only. Choose between the following options:

  • For $16, you get a one-month beginner's swing-dancing package (up to a $49 value).
  • For $16, you get a one-month beginner's round-dancing package (up to a $49 value). Students must attend round-dancing classes with a partner.

Each package includes:

  • Four one-hour weekly group classes
  • Admission to up to three social dances

Uptown Ballroom equips aspiring rug-cutters with professional instruction, delivered by experienced teachers who continually update their skills. Swingers select one of three styles: East Coast, the most popular type of swing, Lindy Hop, an energetic style that became popular in 1930s America, or West Coast, a more elastic style that emphasizes improvisation and fedora twirling. Alternatively, round-dancing choreographs classic ballroom steps for a roomful of couples. An instructor's cues guide pairs to foxtrot, quickstep, and tango in time, spinning with all the elegance and none of the mascots of the spinning teacups at Disneyland.

At three social dances, scheduled up to four times per month on Saturday and Sunday evenings, 40–75 students of all ages and dance backgrounds seize the chance to display their moves, mix with different partners, and conspire to forge a Hustle-Vienna waltz hybrid. Browse the class schedule online to chart a route to newfound rhythm.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. For swing package, limit 1/person, may buy 2 add'l as gifts. For round-dancing package, limit 1/person, may buy 1 add'l as a gift. Limit 1/visit. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required by 11/1/11, package expires 1 month from registration (11/30/11 is the last day to redeem classes). Dates selected during registration are final. Subject to availability. New clients only. Must attend round-dancing class with partner. Classes are non-transferable. 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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