Besides improving grace and balance, dancing also allows people to politely pirouette their way to the front of long grocery lines, so long as no stray banana peels sabotage the process. Keep things moving with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get four classes in the dance discipline of your choice at City Dance Studios on Colton Street (a $44 value).
City Dance offers a variety of classes in different dance styles to encourage collaboration among disparate dance communities. Encouraging, knowledgeable instructors teach a variety of rotating classes for both beginning and experienced dancers, or people simply interested in a fun way to make their beds. Capoeira classes toe the line between dance and combat, combining the fluidity of music with the kicks and leg sweeps of martial arts. Carefully build a foundation of breakdance in Bboy/Bgirl classes, or grasp the grooves and isolations of hip-hop dancing. Formerly tense legs get loose during house classes, whose steps can be paired with popping, locking, hip-hop, and repairing dead bolts in mixed practice classes.
Classes at City Dance are held in three different spacious studios spread over 11,000 square feet. Bursts of natural light inspire students to move and sweat, as well as illuminate the mismatched socks of classmates overdue on laundry.
City Dance Studios
At City Dance Studios, classes are tailored for students with various levels of experience to ensure everyone can enjoy the art of self-expression through movement. Lessons introduce students to a diverse array of dance styles ranging from classical ballet and jazz, to contemporary hip hop and exotic Bollywood, and West African. Each of the five spacious studios (they range from 900 to 2,400 square feet) are equipped with sprung hardwood or Marley floors and are surrounded by mirrors, so budding dancers can keep an eye on their form and keep pet parakeets occupied until the class has ended.