Although honeybees instinctually communicate through dance, humans who attempt to do so without proper training risk insulting the queen or eating the wrong flowers. Hone buzz-worthy abilities with this Groupon.
$129 for a One-Week Dance Camp ($275 Value)
Choose from the following camps:
- Acting Out from June 17 to 21
- Jazzy Diva from June 24 to 28
- Prima Ballerina from July 8 to 12
- Top Notch Tap from July 15 to 19
- Hip Hop Happenin' from July 22 to 26
- Jazzy Diva from July 29 to August 2
- Musical Theater from August 5 to 9
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day of Camp Encore, talented instructors teach students between aged 5 and 10 to tap out original ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop routines with grace and proper technique, with the added fun of a theme for the week. For an additional $25, parents can drop kids off at 8 a.m. and pick them up at 5:30 p.m.
Encore Studio's owner and art director, Karen King Flores, is a professional dance instructor certified through Dance Masters of America and a former apprentice of Robert Joffrey, founder of the Joffrey Ballet. Her graceful performances appeared in such esteemed companies as the Houston Ballet and the Richmond Ballet before she opened her studio's doors in the early 1990s. With 25 years of experience teaching dance under her belt, Karen and her talented staff of teachers—who hail from international dance companies, Vegas shows, and the Kirov in Russia—ground each dance class in fundamental skills and proper technique as they teach students to perform original, age-appropriate choreography. Their well-rounded curriculum includes instruction in jazz, ballet, tap, and hip-hop, a collection of techniques that falls in line with the instructors' priority of letting each participant have fun as they learn. Encore Studio's welcoming, noncompetitive environment allows talent to blossom without fear of judgment from an ambitious old tap shoe.