Recent studies show that people who dance tend to possess above-average strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as significantly less risk of getting served. Hone this vital skill with today’s Groupon: for $20, new students get five 50-minute Zumba classes at Aspire Dance Studio in Waukesha $65 value).
Aspire Dance Studio offers a nurturing environment where hip-shakers can enjoy friendly instruction and the calorie-burning boogie of Zumba, a dance-aerobics mix that combines fast and slow rhythms with resistance training and a dash of Latin zest—like dancing with a Minotaur. Participants tend to burn off between 500 and 900 calories per Zumba class and learn a new, reputation-saving skill to replace the usual, embarrassing Tae Bo moves at weddings. Offered four days a week at various times, Zumba classes are also convenient for busy schedules crammed with work and schedule making.
Aspire’s experienced staff of shimmying dance machines is presided over by Mandy, a top-15-ranked U.S. dancer who has worked with some of the top coaches in the world, including Dancing with the Stars professionals Tony Dovolani, Corky Ballas, and Elena Grinenko. Let Aspire's staff help replace the dusty, mothball-covered waltzes and grapevines in yesteryear's dance closet with a vivacious and moth-repellant style that trims figures and turns any humble dance repository into a svelte dance armoire.
Nine Cityvoters give Aspire a perfect five-star rating and say:
Aspire Dance Studio
Walking a mile in someone else's shoes can be very educational, especially if the shoes belong to Mandy Carlisle, a professional dancer. As a competitive American Rhythm Style ballroom dancer, Mandy has toured the country and racked up awards—she's been ranked among the top 13 dancers in the United States, placed second in the United States Professional Rising Star Rhythm Championship, and conducted an undefeated run as the Fred Astaire National Rising Star Rhythm Champion. In her spare time, she has earned teaching certifications in more than 13 styles of dance (among them, classic ballet, hip-hop, and jazz) and opened her own studio, Aspire Dance.
Mandy and her staff of 12 instructors hone the skills of young dancers, providing a reception area for parents to wait and witness progress. For adults, the teachers conduct fitness-focused classes. Latin-inspired Zumba classes boost cardiovascular endurance, whereas yoga sessions cultivate flexibility and balance so that you can finally touch your toes while standing on stilts.