Rarely can one activity fulfill your human desire to be fit, your human desire to create art, and your more human desire to wipe the floor with your rivals. Dance can. Paint your book club and high-school cheerleading squad green with envy when you take advantage of today's deal: $20 gets you three classes at Dance 411 Studios (a $45 value). The schedule is packed with fitness and dance classes for all ages, and your Groupon is good for any course, except pole and series classes. Bring a friend to work on your tag-team dance routine, practice your plie, and work on your sleek dancer's body for future use in escaping through transoms and storm drains.
RollingOut.com calls the 8,000-square-foot dance factory a "studio for the stars". Spacious studio spaces are equipped with appropriate dance surfaces to keep you safe while you move and groove free from the fear of having your toes nipped by a bloodthirsty Roomba. Expert instructors will encourage you to find the dancing god that lives within. You will tease the deity of dance to the surface with your hips, toes, shoulders, and head toss. The friendly staff at Dance 411 can help you choose the class that is right for you, with instructors who will break down the moves to help you master dances.
Dance 411 offers fitness and beginner classes such as sizzling salsa fit, energizing yoga, and powerful Pilates. Dance classes range from ballet and lyrical dance to hip-hop, jazz, African dance, and the Kermit T. Frog arm flail (coming in 2011). Sign up for one of its Ladies Liberation classes, designed to unleash your inner divalicious dancer and shimmy your body into shape through belly dancing or go-go stiletto (a sexy dance class that improves balance and power while sporting high heels).
Teen and kids' classes make the perfect gift for your knee-poppin’ niece. Keep your tiny tot active and expressive with a creative movement class in which parent and child work together to discover new ways to move. Watch 411 dancers in action to get inspired, and gather your two-left-footed friends to get fit and build a base of moves to bust out on social occasions.
- I was made to feel comfortable about taking my first dance class. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful...They took time to really give me the attention I so desperately needed, and I left the classes feeling more like a dancer. – HoodHaze, Kudzu
- It was so good. I'm not the best dancer, but the instructor was really good about breaking it down. I like that class..it made me feel sexy... – MsLadii, Kudzu
- I recently took some classes at Dance 411 with a few of my girlfriends for some fun and exercise and we had a great time. The instructors at this studio really do love their work...You know as soon as you walk through the doors that they enjoy their job and encourage the patrons to let loose and have fun in every class. – tsk226, Citysearch
Battledancers: Last Stand
Much of the gritty real-life drama of dance battling (also known as battle dancing) goes undocumented, due to its dubious legality and perception-redefining urban edginess. Fortunately, Groupon was born and raised on the streets, and we’ve kept a graffiti-tag diary of some of the major dance battles of the past few decades—and their often surprising outcomes:
1979: Hyperfly Watts vs. The Kung Li Kid (Winner: Watts by Technical Funking)
1991: DJ Danny Tanner vs. ReadMyLipz (Winner: ReadMyLipz in the 15th round, with a devastating Murphy Browndown)
2008: Shudder Shades vs. Okay Kewpid (Winner: Unexpected Double DQ when these longtime rivals heal their differences through dance and go on to invent popular dance crazes like the Dumbledore and the iPod Shuffle.
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Dance 411 Studios
Dance 411 Studios' instructors pause from stints as featured dancers in music videos, choreographers for award shows, and appearing on “So You Think You Can Dance” to helm the studio’s dance classes. The studio hosts a full range of traditional youth dance courses, with styles ranging from ballet and tap to hip-hop and breakdance. Instructors also offer these and other styles to adults with the Dimensions program, which teaches dance and fitness fundamentals through classes including Zumba, Adult Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Contemporary. The studio plays host to the Ladies Liberation program, with classes targeted toward adult female students, helping women get in shape and build confidence while accessing their sensual sides. Kids as young as 18 months can also develop social, mental, and motor skills during My First Step child development sessions.
475 Moreland Ave Se
Atlanta, Georgia 30316Get Directions