Recent studies show that people who dance tend to possess above-average strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as a significantly lower risk of getting served. Hone this vital skill with today’s Groupon for dance classes at the 92nd Street Y at 1395 Lexington Avenue. For $30, you can get four Flex Dance card classes (a $64 value), or for $59, you can get a 10-class Flex Dance card (a $150 value). Choose the package of your preference by clicking the "Buy" button above.
Try out your surgically grafted "dance legs" with 92nd Street Y's dance-class card (normally $16 per class, $13 for seniors and those with qualifying ID), which grants you access to any of 92nd Street Y's dance classes, with the exception of Dance for Life, DEL, and Dance/Movement Therapy. Let the rhythmic rhythms of Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti rhythmically move you in the Afro-Caribbean dance class, or cast a castanet net on fellow train riders with the skills picked up in the flamenco class. Exorcise stationary demons from your body with the sexy steps of jazz-funk dance, or take belly-dancing and tap-dancing techniques in your unending attempt to combine the exotic espionage of Fred Astaire with the effortless grace of Mata Hari. No previous dance training is required for the 92nd Street Y's classes, but more advanced dancers will have opportunities to take master classes with current artist-in-residence Doug Varone. More than 30 dance classes are offered throughout the week, so check the schedule to decide when you'd like to cut a rug with your foot-scissors.
For more than 75 years, the 92nd Street Y has played a pivotal and pivot-turning role in modern dance by hosting classes, performances, and rehearsals from such light-footed luminaries as Martha Graham, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp. Get your Groupon and join the 92nd Street Y to expand your dance repertoire beyond "the Urkel."
- The 92nd Street Y by far has the best diverse programming in NYC. The breadth of classes for children and parents is amazing… – One mom, LilaGuide
- There is raquetball upstairs and everything is really clean and bright. The weight room is extensive and the cardio equipment is very plentiful and new. The locker room is great. – HPQ S., Judy's Book
- The pool there is spacious and there is plenty of exercise equipment. My favorite part of the gym is that there is a huge jacuzzi spa right in the shower area so that you can work out the kinks and then shower off straight away. – Ahron S., Judy's Book
92nd Street Y
Deemed "one of the city's leading cultural centers" by New York magazine, the 92nd Street Y has sparked nonprofit projects and engaging performances since its founding in 1874. Centers for art, creative writing, and educational outreach flex the muscles of the mind while the May Center for Health, Fitness & Sport molds physiques on multiple floors of advanced workout arenas. Visitors might ease into a jazz or dance series at the Theresa L. Kaufmann Concert Hall, whose seating accommodates 915 people or 450 musicians on take-your-bassoon-to-work day, or watch a concert and other 92nd Y events from the personal monitors perched on the gym's cardio machines. Eight programming centers, including The School of the Arts, and the May Center for Health, Fitness & Sport interweave lectures, exercise and academic classes for adults and children, film screenings, and long-distance learning into a pursuit of shared wellness. During lectures, such special guests as Bill Gates, Woody Allen, and Bill Clinton have taken the stage to talk about their careers or debut new tap dancing routines.