Atlanta Dance's seasoned instructors lead all fitness levels through country western, swing, Latin, and ballroom dance styles in a flexible schedule of group classes. Students embark on an expedition to the pinnacle of grace during a four-week series of 50-minute sessions where experienced guides steer twinkle-toes through winding skill sets, building upon the previous session's moves and secret handshakes. Feet flow within a supportive environment, fostering steadfast rapports among pupils as they conquer salsa's six sultry maneuvers or pay homage to all-American ballroom routines in the foxtrot's intricate choreography. Superfluous curves flee from Zumba's Latin-inspired beats, which chisel abs as hard as diamonds and legs able to roundhouse-kick through a parking meter with heart-pumping swivels and energizing undulations.
With today's side deal, $18 gets you a ticket to one of three upcoming shows at Atlanta Lyric Theatre (a $38.10 value). Performances are held within the beautiful renovated Art Deco atmosphere of the Strand Theatre in Marietta. Since 1980, Atlanta Lyric Theatre's professional musical productions have captivated the imaginations of toe-tappers, whistlers, and daydreamers. Choose one of the following shows:
Phantoms, curses, eerie shadows, and eerie, cursed shadow-phantoms lurk in the wings at Marietta's Theatre in the Square. For $15, today's Groupon gets you a ticket to The Woman in Black, a bone-chilling thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat in all the moments you aren't jumping out of it. Tickets normally range in price up to $33, depending on showtime; this Groupon provides a discount on all tickets, with the exception of some student tix. Your Groupon is good for shows through October 24 (excluding October 15) at 8 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sundays. You must call the box office to reserve the date you want to attend. Your Groupon will get you the best seat available at the time of your reservation.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
As you walk beneath the lit-up marquee into the renovated Strand Theatre, you'll feel the wind's chill on your neck and the excitement your parents probably felt back when going to the movies was a big event. The gorgeous theater is decorated in gold and crimson, with old-fashioned seats and intricate details. Arrive 30 minutes prior to showtime for a pre-show organ sing-along, rousing the spirit of the silver screen.
For more than 20 years, Carrie Heller's life has been a balancing act between honing her circus talents and helping others. Today, the licensed clinical social worker, a founding member of the American Youth Circus Organization, blends therapy methods with big-top techniques at the Circus Arts Institute, benefiting children and adults alike with mind- and body-benefiting acrobatics that send students swinging, twirling, and laughing through the air.
Carrie and her team of instructors acquaint students with circus-performance fundamentals using the trapeze, tight wire, Spanish web, and juggling balls. They bolster core and upper-body strength during Circus Arts Fitness workouts, which have been featured on CNN for their exciting approach to toning. For students with special needs, such as sensory challenges or ADD, they host Circus Arts Therapy classes. These sessions channel playful and positive energy as small groups learn to navigate circus equipment, enhancing their confidence, social skills, and physical coordination in a much more natural way than going on a handstand speed date.
Since 2006, Academy Ballroom Atlanta's instructors have helped competitive and social dancers two-step toward mastery of ballroom and Latin dance styles. Their classes range in style from the fiery moves of salsa to the elegant steps of the waltz to the boisterous footwork of swing, all of which can be scaled to suit varying abilities. During private lessons, the teachers' personalized attention helps develop each pupil's dance floor skills before they improve their patterns and techniques among peers at group classes. Those lessons culminate in group practice sessions, during which guests review their newfound moves while making an effort not to dip their partner into another dimension. Along with in-studio training, Academy Ballroom Atlanta hosts monthly semiformal dance parties, and its performance company, Atlanta Ballroom Dance Theater, wows crowds with shows—up to 90 minutes long—performed by professional and pro-am dancers.