Though originally invented to celebrate ancient Olympic victories, dance has proven effectual in the modern world for everything from summoning rain to cutting stubbornly rigid rugs. Take a rhythmic approach to life with today’s Groupon: for $42, you get one, one-hour summer dance class per week for six weeks at Chesapeake Dance Center (an $85 value), which begin on July 11.
Repeatedly crowned among the Best Dance Studios in Chesapeake by the Virginian-Pilot, Chesapeake Dance Center hones rhythmic motion skills among both nascent movers and experienced shakers with an overflowing olio of summer classes, perfectly tailored to all skill levels and ages ranging from 3 to adult. Ballet sessions school students in classical contortions, and endow tutu and leotard ensembles with much-needed dignity, and tap tutorials demonstrate empirically that everyone’s got rhythm. Tweens, teens, and adults can express previously unbusted moved in hip-hop courses that encompass both jazzy warm-ups and choreographed moves, and tots can tame toes with a sextet of Pre-Ballet or Creative Dance courses designed to channel excess wriggles and giggles into confidence and strength-building routines.
Chesapeake Dance’s cadre of experienced instructors provide individualized attention to a maximum of 15 prancers per class, equipping them with the technical skills needed to twist without mishap and accelerate to more advanced romping. Ballet barres and floor-length mirrors frame the spacious studio, which is thoughtfully outfitted with a floating floor to minimize the skeletal impact of ill-fated grand jetes. Peer proudly through an observation window at a beloved child’s rhythmic evolution, or hoof it to the other side of the glass for summertime gamboling of your own.