Although feet are naturally happy, their cloyingly chipper mood tends to aggravate other body parts, which is why the rest of the anatomy voted to imprison them in shoes. Put your happy feet to good use with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get six drop-in break-dance classes (a $95 value) at Breakdance Chicago in North Center.
Recognized as the home of the city’s Best Dance Class by the Chicago Reader, Breakdance Chicago embraces would-be breakers with infectious teaching methods that eschew anxiety. Check the schedule and choose between six poppin’, lockin’, sweatin’, and spinnin’ one-hour classes that fill the room with energy while buffing the floor to a high shine. The flagship Intro to Break class optimizes body control with basic drills and frisky feet exercises to cultivating momentum and movement for first-time move-busters, while Break 2 challenges students with accelerated swipes and windmills. The award-winning Intro to House Dance class fuses hip-hop with the cha-cha and other traditional dances, and BreakFit marries traditional cardio exercises with basic break-dance moves for a workout that looks infinitely cooler than doing the worm on a treadmill.
Unlike the stern break-dance teachers of the 19th century, Breakdance Chicago’s lighthearted instructors follow a “laugh first, learn second” philosophy to keep classes fun and easygoing. In addition to its instructional efforts, Breakdance Chicago has also provided entertainment for halftime crowds, major college and corporate events, Lollapalooza, and gigs by T.I. and Twista, among others.
Chicago Reader named Breakdance Chicago's house dance class the Best Dance Class 2010, and the school was featured by Centerstage Chicago. Four Yelpers give it a four-star average, and more than 1,300 people like it on Facebook.
- Whether you want to sharpen your skills for a B-girl audition or just put a bit of slick into your living room performances, Carlos Morris and Czarina Mirani can help. – Lauri Apple, Chicago Reader
- People from all walks of life come to live out their bboy and bgirl fantasies. – Maya Henderson, Centerstage Chicago
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