Last February, I took Mr. Unicycle to a “free” dance lesson at a chain studio, thinking it could be a fun date night, and we might actually learn something useful for our first dance. The lesson was very basic, but when the instructor started doing the hard sell for more classes, I thought, “Why not? We could choreograph our first dance! We might even be dancing virtuosos with untapped potential! We might end up so good at dancing that, should we ever become stars, we dominate on Dancing with the Stars!” (I realize we could just go on a dancing show without first becoming stars, such as So You Think You Can Dance, or America’s Next Top Dancing People or whatever it’s called, but I dream big.)
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So there I was, dancing a shoddy hustle with Mr. Unicycle in a dance studio, dreaming about our future in the ballroom dancing industry, when our overzealous dance instructor pulled us into her office for her own hustle if ya know what I mean. As it turns out, dance lessons cost (these numbers are approximate) $1.35 million dollars. Per person. Per lesson.