Over the decades, dance has gone from being a common expression of the soul's rhythmic undulations to a marginalized movement reserved for royal birthdays and badminton receptions. Today's Groupon opens the dancehall doors to every toe-tapper with a hidden desire to cut loose. For $30, you get five drop-in dance classes at Contradiction Dance on Wayne Avenue in Silver Spring, up to a $125 value. At Contradiction, a plethora of trained instructors translate the ritual of dance for life-living fox trotters.
Contradiction Dance is an oasis where the conventions of humdrum vocal speak are replaced by the language of movement. Dancers who have neither the space nor privacy to conduct their own metrical marauding at home can indulge in a series of drop-in classes for adults held in sessions. All five classes must be used within the span of a single session, and the present session runs until June 12 with scheduled classes Mondays through Saturdays. Join in on the heart-pumping workout of a Wednesday Jazz Basics class from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., or try out '80s Hip-Hop Aerobics from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Diverse courses extend to contemporary dance, ballroom waltzing, poi spinning, tai chi, kung fu, and the vigorous calm of Thursday night's Yoga Groove class beginning April 8.
Like a ventricle-graced ocarina, the human body is an instrument that wishes to be played. Eclectic dance classes are a great way to explore physical possibilities and try things that are both familiar and brand new. Customize a personal routine of spiritual liberation, secular exercise, and new moves to introduce to local laser-tag teams or footloose philosophy clubs.
Today's Groupon is good for adult classes only. Be sure to call ahead when scheduling classes.
- [Artistic director and choreographer Kelly Mayfield] plays with movements over and over, performed by different dancers, until the audience really understands them. – Josh Fixler, DC Theatre Scene
925 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910Get Directions