Recent studies show that people who dance tend to possess above-average strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as a significantly lower risk of getting served. Hone this vital skill with today's Groupon to Dance Austin Studio. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a punch card for two classes (a $30 value).
- For $29, you get a punch card for four classes (a $60 value).
Dance Austin Studio's savvy instructors—some of whom have graced the stages of award shows and Super Bowl halftime performances with the likes of the Black Eyed Peas—impart fancy footwork to dancers of all ages and abilities. Guests shimmy and gyrate through heart-pounding cardio classes such as Go-Go Cardio Mix and Zumba, which set tickers in motion with upbeat tunes and energetic dance moves. Beginning hip-hop classes build stamina with the pulsing energy of hip-hop dance moves, and Sexy Stiletto Fit classes hone high-heeled steps through sultry choreographed routines that prepare students for dance-offs with stilt walkers.
The expert instructors take a non-traditional approach to teaching a slew of children's classes, emphasizing mastery of the movements for long-term success versus preparing for high-pressure recitals. Tykes ages 3–5 learn ballet basics in Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet, and kids ages 6–8 learn to pop, lock, and arabesque during kids' hip-hop.
Dance Austin Studio
Chi Chi Randolph has choreographed routines for hip-hop artists including Nelly and the Black Eyed Peas. Kari Lehman has 15 years of ballet training experience. Viviane Bressan turned her love of belly dance into a career, traversing the globe while teaching and performing the ancient art. At Dance Austin Studio, these three number among more than a dozen dance instructors whose dazzlingly diverse backgrounds enable an array of classes for everyone from preschoolers to grownups and fitness buffs to serious students of dance.
Zumba combines fast-paced cardio choreography with dynamic Latin rhythms, and the 18-and-older Sexy Stiletto Fit class uses high heels to tone calves and build confidence. Students can choose to learn fundamental positions, steps, and vocabulary during structured ballet, lyrical, and jazz programs, or they can develop video-ready swagger during hip-hop classes. The studio’s sense of fun occasionally spills out into the community—it recently teamed up with the city’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to spark a flash mob at city hall, held to raise awareness of emergency preparedness and help officials practice what to do if invaded by dancing aliens.