A graceful performer is inspiring to aspiring dancers, captivating to houses of cards, and vexing to bulldozers razing cliffside condor habitats. Dwell on adroit appendages with today's Groupon to Ballet Teatro Internacional Dance Institute, located in the 14th Street corridor. A non-profit organization, BTI Dance Institute assists aspiring ballet, jazz, and modern dancers by coupling energetic, outgoing instructors with an easy-going adult program. Choose from BTI's lengthy lineup of hip-twisting classes, including balance-building ballet basics, the jazzy Glee dance course, or the cardio-rousing Pilates body groove. After studying and swaying about inside BTI's gorgeous, high-ceilinged studio, new dance prodigies can confidently emerge and express themselves, their art-form, and any lingering dissatisfactions with the local cable company.
- Maldonado thinks he can attract both more serious students — who don't have another dance studio anywhere else near downtown — and newbies just looking for a fitness activity. Expect repertory classes and beginner Broadway workshops from his New York pals, which will conclude by inviting family and friends to watch what the students have learned. "People don't always want to dance professionally, but they want to perform," he adds. – Lawrence Luk, Express
- If you’re a fan of Will Schuester, Sue Sylvester and the rest of the cast of Fox’s musical comedy drama ‘Glee,’ then this may be the class for you. BTI Dance Institute uses the soundtrack of the hit TV show as the music for Glee Dance. – Cecile, danceDC