Although honeybees instinctually communicate through dance, humans who attempt to do so without proper training risk insulting the queen or eating the wrong flowers. Hone buzz-worthy abilities with this Groupon to Aloha Dancers, located at Millennium SportsClub El Dorado in Shingle Springs. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get a one-month Polynesian-dance course (a $52 value).
- For $36, you get a two-month Polynesian-dance course (a $104 value).<p>
Swaying in time with rhythmic drumbeats and ukulele strums, Aloha Dancers’ students pick up the footsteps and hip swings of Polynesian dance styles such as hula kahiko, Tahitian otea, and Maori during weekly classes. One-hour danceathons in the afternoons and early evenings welcome beginners, advanced students, and children at different levels to ensure that shimmying skills develop at comfortable rates. In each week’s class, students build on the repertoire of moves learned in the previous lesson as instructors roll coconuts across the floor to test their balance. While dodging the hairy shells and swaying their arms in graceful half circles, students also learn about the historical role of dancing in Hawaii’s culture and gain insight into the techniques used to make the palm-imprinted skirts and leafy garlands worn by professional Polynesian dancers.