Dancing is a healthy way to physically connect to someone, preferable to giving them a painful bear hug or sewing your head onto their body. Get cheek-to-cheek with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $75 for 10 dance classes (up to a $150 value)
- $99 for 15 dance classes (up to a $225 value)
- $99 for an eight-week universal DJ course for one (a $200 value)
- $160 for an eight-week universal DJ course for two (a $400 value)
The schedule of one-hour classes includes hip-hop, which medleys social dance steps and choreographed combo moves. Students can also learn traditional Tahitian and hula dancing and attend high-energy house classes, in which instructors teach the art of dance-floor improvisation along with moves such as jacking and lofting.
Experienced mix masters reveal the world of turntablism in the universal DJ course. During the detailed, eight-week course, equipment is provided for hands-on record-spinning education that covers the music-melding approaches used by club, party, and battle DJs to energize dance floors and charm snakes into doing the hokey pokey.
Diverse Art Center
When educator Nicole Kealoha set out to enrich her community, she harnessed the vibrant power of hip-hop and urban culture to captivate young people. Her nonprofit Diverse Art Center, launched in 2008, seeks to foster connections between youths and the community via enriching and engaging instruction from professional artists. The accomplished teachers and artists—including leading local art figure Shaun Castro and award-winning dancer Josh Skittle—strive to instill positive values and self-esteem in their pupils as they shepherd them through the many mediums that comprise hip-hop culture, including dance, music, and the visual arts. No fewer than five area schools participate in the center's fitness-focused Healthy Hip-Hop program, and daily urban art instruction includes tutorials in hip-hop lettering, break dancing, and beatboxing with inner-city kangaroos.