Thomas Edison declared that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, a fact he discovered while inventing the volcano. Work up a healthy sweat with today's Groupon to Studio Fusion in Huntington Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get five classes (a $70 value).
- For $39, you get ten classes (up to a $139 value).
Studio Fusion hosts more than 120 classes per week in a sprawling, bright facility replete with barres, mirrors, and matted floors. Beneath the umbrella of dance sprawl cheerleading, tumbling, and movement sessions for students of all ages and millipedes with 500 left feet. Kids of varying ages can also partake of hip-hop, jazz, and ballet classes. can Meanwhile, tumbling corrals more advanced movers as they progress through graduated acrobatics, from cartwheels, to back handsprings, to spontaneous indoor skydiving. Adults can also tweak feet in a variety of ballet classes. Check the dance schedule for a list of all class times.
As for fitness classes, Studio Fusion sparks a stretch-centric curriculum with a handful of dance-inspired exercise sessions. Skinny Girl Pilates surges through a workout that cleaves Pilates moves to challenging props that tone muscles and baffle second-rate actors. For dance-centric workouts, Barre Fusion pits students against a traditional ballet barre, whose height helps to isolate hard-to-reach muscles in the thighs and rear in the course of 55 minutes. Studio Fusion also hosts Zumba, yoga, hip-hop cardio, and boot-camp classes as part of its weekly fitness schedule.
The staff at Studio Fusion invites kids and adults of all skill levels to dance and get in shape in a sprawling 6,000-square-foot space with four studios, two of which have Marley sprung floors to soften dancers' landings. The team of dance instructors includes choreographers and backup dancers to the stars, as well as two former members of the Laker Girls.
The experienced crew helps pre-cheerleaders build strength and flexibility during tumbling classes, and teaches beginning and advanced ballet and hip-hop moves to kids and teens. The multidisciplinary fitness program offers just as much variety, including the ballet-based movements of Barre Fusion, Bikini Boot Camp toning sessions, and kickboxing- and tai-chi-based Turbo Kick classes.
The space has been designed with a cozy student lounge with WiFi and a gourmet coffee bar, allowing youngsters to work on homework or their investment portfolios and parents to chat. In addition to annual dance recitals, the studio hosts dance and musical-theater camps. The Broadway Kids program hones the skills children need to be a triple threat—dancing, singing, and juggling three smartphones at once.