At the age at which most children learn to speak, Mozart had already composed four symphonies, restored 11 classic cars, and built a robot to play against in squash. Catch up to Mozart's accomplishments with today's Groupon to Allegro Music and Dance Academy, valid at locations in Lockport, Lemont, and Bolingbrook. Choose between the following options:
- For $56, you get four one-on-one, 30-minute piano, guitar, or voice lessons (a $112 value).
- For $89, you get $200 toward any dance or music group class.
Kids and adults sound out their musical and rhythmic prowess with individual and group lessons at Allegro Music and Dance Academy. Led by experienced teachers and supplemented with at-home video instruction, music classes encompass an array of styles and techniques to establish a foundation for jazz combos and kitchen utensil bands alike. Group guitar classes teach picking, strumming, and shredding methods to 6–13-year-olds with weekly classes of up to eight students ($240–$299 per 16-week session). Groups form according to age, with older crowds also delving into songwriting and basic rock star moves such as windmilling, power sliding, and trashing an expensive hotel room. Group piano lessons also convene weekly, with up to 10 novices imbuing fingers with basic tickling techniques, as well as theory and repertoire ($240 per 16-week session). Songbirds aged 9 and older stretch their vocal chords with one-on-one voice instruction, while younger warblers learn in the company of a piano’s finely tuned tones. The music class schedule showcases all group meeting times, but private instruction in keys, strings, or vocal chords can also be scheduled Monday–Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Alternatively, group dance classes welcome toe tappers of all skill levels for weekly tutorials in tap, ballet, hip hop, and breakdance ($275–$475 per eight-month session). Hip shakers generally congregate for hour-long dance sessions, although classes for kids 6 and younger can last 30 or 45 minutes. Consult the schedule to view all available times.