Great dance moves can entertain spectators, celebrate touchdowns, and help escape from mutinous chess pieces that can only move in straight lines. Train feet to get off the grid with today's Groupon: for $75, you get one week of summer-camp classes for children ages 3–7 (a $150 value) at the following Ambition Performing Arts' locations: Airdrie, North Calgary, or South Calgary. Summer-camp sessions run Monday–Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at all facilities during July and August.
Ambition Arts, awarded the Readers' Choice gold medal in the dance-studio category by the Calgary Herald, specializes in teaching tiny toes the basics of dance with dynamic-movement classes and engaging class themes. During a one-week, five-day summer camp, certified professionals engage miniature hoofers with two-hour jazz, tap, and ballet lessons for boys and girls ages 3–7. Wee ones stomp their heels and flap their pintsize appendages in a mirrored arena furnished with ballet barres and sprung flooring to prevent injuries. Each two-hour shimmy tutorial inspires kids with whimsical themes such as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Tutus and Tiaras in order to explore different forms of expression and pique a spectrum of theatrical passions. While recital rookies embrace the power of choreography, cameras in the studio stream a live feed in the lobby for parents eager to watch the revelry or find meaning in dances about fish sticks.