Moving one’s body to the rhythm of music is a natural human instinct, just like running toward the sound of lightning. Move with today’s Groupon to DancEnergy. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get 5 Friday-night drop-in dance classes with practice parties (a $50 value).
- For $25, you get 10 Friday-night drop-in dance classes with practice parties (a $100 value).<p>
The experienced instructors at DancEnergy shepherd bipeds gracefully across the dance floor, passing on dance knowhow in a variety of disciplines from two-step to fox trot and East Coast to nightclub. Smooth steppers of all skill levels can jump into any Friday-night drop-in session that commences with lessons in the evening’s dance type. Classes are divided into beginner, novice, and intermediate so more experienced dancers and those whose only move is the shopping cart can find the right fit. Toe-tappers can visit the group class calendar prior to the evening to discover which dance will be covered. Participants can then test-dance their new skills during the practice party that follows each Friday-night class. Guests twirl and swirl under the low lighting until midnight, dancing in tune with the beat, meeting new friends, and adjusting their Michael Jackson costumes in the studio’s mirror-lined wall.
After four years of tending to the bees on his family's farm, Gerald Côté decided to turn his lifelong passion for dance into a career. He began trotting across the globe—from Nashville, Tennessee, to Stockholm, Sweden—to participate in dance competitions, and he attained his first UCWDC world title in 2006. That same year, Gerald combined his impressive dance resumé with his business administration degree and opened a freelance dance-instruction company called DancEnergy. After a successful first few years of offering on-site lessons and winning impromptu dance-offs, Gerald renovated a massive 8,200-square-foot warehouse into the company's official studio.
Since converting the warehouse in 2009, Gerald has assembled a talented team of dance instructors who specialize in salsa, ballroom, Latin, swing, and country. Students of all skill levels may sign up for 6- or 12-week group classes or just come by on a whim for Friday-night drop-in classes and practice parties.
DancEnergy's studio houses three separate ballrooms to accommodate multiple classes at once, as well as changing rooms where pupils can garb themselves with required non-rubber shoes and optional sequined gloves.