A dance class can teach anyone to move with grace through bee attacks, while getting served in front of a blind date, or during megaprom. Ready your repertoire for any occasion with today's Groupon to Uptown Ballroom, valid at both the southeast and southwest Portland locations. Choose between the following options:
- For $36, you get one month of weekly children's classes and a private lesson for a child age 8–17 (a $72 total value), held on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday, depending on age and experience.
- For $49, you or you and a partner get one month of weekly adult beginning classes, one private lesson, and admission to two social dances (up to a $139 total value). At redemption, Groupon holders will select a beginning dance series, which will meet at the same time each week.
At Uptown Ballroom, aspiring dancers can sharpen their steps in a wide variety of dances. During a 30-minute private lesson (a $55 value), the fumble-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 one-month pass to the one of the studio’s beginning class series (up to a $56 value), which improve musicality, strengthen balance, and focus on lead-following techniques. Master the curving steps during a salsa lesson, glide gracefully to the Latin rhythms of a samba class, or let your feet elegantly summon up the ghost of Jay Gatsby with a course East Coast swing. Hoofers and high-kickers alike can then put on the family leotard and rule the dance floor at two of Uptown Ballroom’s social dances (up to a $28 value), where 40–75 students congregate to showcase rhythmic skills.
Children's classes equip adolescents with a foundation in ballroom maneuvers, focusing on basic techniques and partnering etiquette, like waiting until after your first dance to ask companions if they have cooties. Classes take place weekly based on age and skill level. 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 secret crushes and outmaneuver tap-dancing bullies during choreographed food fights in the lunchroom with today’s Groupon to Uptown Ballroom.
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 :)