Today’s Groupon Calgary Daily Deal of the Day: DC Dance Club: $34 for Four Hip Hop, Latin and Ballroom, Break Dance, or Parent and Tot Dance Classes (Up to 50% Off)
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With today’s Groupon great deal to DC Dance Club, for only $34, you can get Four Hip Hop, Latin and Ballroom, Break Dance, or Parent and Tot Dance Classes! That’s a saving of 50% Off! You may buy up to 2 vouchers for yourself and 2 as gifts. May be repurchased every 180 days.
Choose Between Two Options:
- C$34 for four Hip Hip, Latin and Ballroom, or Break Dance classes (C$68 value)
- C$34 for four Parent and Tot Latin Dance classes (C$68 value)
This is a limited time offer while quantities last so don’t miss out!
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In a Nutshell
Instructors teach everything from basic steps to advanced tumbles in classes focused on creating a fun, social atmosphere
The Fine Print
May be repurchased every 180 days. New customers only. Must sign waiver. Younger than 18 must have guardian-signed waiver. Younger than 6 must be accompanied by guardian. Registration required. Subject to availability. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person.
DC Dance Club
1235 26 Avenue Southeast
Calgary, AB T2G 1R7
Leading and Following: Staying in Tune with Your Partner
Before you and a partner hit the floor, you’ll need to decide who will lead. Learn why dancing is more than a game of “Follow the Leader” in Groupon’s study of the concept.
A truly great dancer can lead a partner through a waltz on a crowded floor without smashing any toes or shattering any monocles—even if that partner has never waltzed before. The lead dancer (traditionally, but not always, the male of a male-female partnership) is charged with sending nonverbal cues to his partner through subtle movements of his hands and arms. This task can be incredibly nuanced, as the lead dancer must simultaneously keep time with the music, plan out his next steps, and navigate around other dancers. This is not to say that the other partner is entirely passive. Richard Powers, a dance instructor at Stanford University, asserts in his Thoughts on Dance that “the follow role is mentally and physically active,” just as aware of her surroundings and her partner’s movements as the lead. Each partner must constantly adjust their movements to match the other’s, and a good lead will never exert too much force if his partner does not catch his cues or know how to read his semaphore flags. “Clear leading is the physical equivalent of quiet, perfect diction, not shouting,” writes Powers.
This equality-minded philosophy of social dance gained widespread acceptance after the gender-role upheavals of the 20th century, but it isn’t a new phenomenon. Many 19th century men were emphatic about respecting the autonomy of their dance partners, with famed dancer Charles Durang noting in 1847 that “Gentlemen ought always to be attentive to their partners, and they should move in unison with their every step and attitude.” That sentiment makes a striking contrast with that of a 1930 writer who argued that “No matter what her views on suffrage and feminism may be, it is a woman’s duty to let the man lead on the ballroom floor. […] He is the pace-maker; she is his shadow.” These attitudes about female submission on the dance floor persisted well through the 1950s, when the rise of the feminist movement began to reshape attitudes throughout society. Today, many dancers of any gender feel it’s important to learn to lead and to follow in order to become a well-rounded, attentive partner.
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