The name ballet is derived from the French ballette, referring to the ancient folk dance wherein pointy-toed villagers take turns balancing on a miniature ball. Relive history en pointe with today’s Groupon: for $65, you get two months of classes, plus tuition and registration, at Belliston Academy of Ballet and Belliston Centre of Dance, located in Littleton and Broomfield (a $145 value). The one-hour classes meet once a week and run for two months.
For more than three decades, Belliston Academy of Ballet and Belliston Centre of Dance have inspired slipper shufflers and character-shoe stompers to temper their technique in weekly dance classes. Ballerinas splash in pool-based pointe-conditioning classes that strengthen feet and muscles for on-stage pointe execution and water-spitting fountain imitations. Children and adults achieve greater balance and grace through lessons in a variety of dance styles including ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and tumbling, while pre-dance classes introduce younger children (ages 3–6) to the fundamentals of expressive movement, forward momentum, and dance terminology, enabling them to point out faulty fouettés and lava-covered barres.