Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance with today's Groupon: five group dance or fitness classes for $35 at Dance FX Studios (a $75 value). Experienced dancers and feeble-footed amateurs alike will benefit from a creative environment free of painful dental procedures. Or take advantage of fitness fun to shape your body into a rhombus.Hour 3: The other dancers revere you. Your nametag falls off, but everyone knows your nickname: “The Guy Who Was Acquitted of Trespassing Earlier in the Year.”
Led by experienced exotic dancer Nyla Farraz Pussycats Pole Dance leads flirty pole- and lap-dance classes to help women of all ages and fitness levels develop muscle while feeling sexy and embracing their womanhood. Nyla leads both women new to the moves as well as professionals through sexy moves around sturdy poles and chairs, teaching routines that develop core strength and control during weeks-long sessions. In addition to the long-term programs, Pussycats also offers party packages and drop-in classes such as pole stretch, cardio belly dancing, and exotic chair dancing.
A sprawling mandala design covers the floor of Plaza de Anaya's main dance studio, welcoming dancers in with warmth and beauty. Amid that artistic setting, seasoned instructors teach dance styles from around the world that include belly dancing, barefoot flamenco, and anaya tribal dancing. Cultural gatherings are an important part of the school's community, which is why the studio also schedules an array of monthly events and workshops that might be dance-based or include henna tattoos that dance when you pinch them.
When Christine Lulek left her professional ballet career, she searched for something to fill the void. She eventually discovered and fell in love with Pilates, particularly because the intense core workouts reminded her of the exercises she performed back in her dancing days. She worked in different studios and trained with many teachers until, in 2005, she felt ready to own her own Pilates school. She bought Fitness Dynamics Studio from its owner, moved it to a larger location so she could augment its Pilates courses with dance classes, and began sharing her lifelong love of exercise with students.
Now, six additional teachers—with certifications ranging from STOTT rehabilitative Pilates to Zumba and turbo kickboxing—join Christine to supplement her courses. Together, the team fills six days a week with high-energy fitness classes, relegating all low-energy fitness classes, such as Power Napping, to Sunday afternoons.