When you draw a crowd on the dance floor, it means you either possess awe-inspiring moves or are a black hole. Become a dance star with this Groupon.
$20 for Five Drop-In Dance Classes ($61 Value)
Boasting a warehouse-like environment that features dancers frolicking amid exposed-brick walls and hardwood floors, Vega Dance Lab provides a setting perfect for picking up new moves or reenacting the lost musical sequence from Reservoir Dogs. Classes are open to dancers of all experience levels but are designed for adult dancers. In addition to more technique-based classes, including Modern/Contemporary and Hip-Hop Cabaret, the studio helps bolster heart rates and shed calories in fitness classes such as Tease & Tone or Cardio Funk. See Vega Dance Lab's schedule for upcoming classes.
Vega Dance Lab
The inspiration behind Rise Dance+Lab, a dance school for children aged 3–14, isn't what you might expect. Evie Graham originally established Vega Dance Lab, a studio exclusively for adult students, when she noticed a glut of kids' dance studios in her search for classes she could take herself. Of course, Evie is a parent herself, and though she found plenty of dance studios her kids could attend, most were far away from downtown Portland. So with one successful dance studio under her belt, Evie and her husband Joe founded Rise Dance+Lab, a studio in the center of the city where kids could discover and hone skills in diverse styles of dance. There, younger dancers begin with classes such as Tutu Cute or Turn! Jump! Leap!, which explore movement and teach the basics of dance and class etiquette. As kids get older, they begin developing more polished moves in styles such as hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary, even working toward injecting the choreography with their own experiences and feelings to give their moves more emotional depth and find a method of expression that can't be stolen and read by a nosy sibling.