Having two left feet makes the art of seduction almost impossible, except when standing next to someone with four right hands. Beguile admirers no matter where you stand with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a pass for 10 drop-in dance classes at Dance Fabulous (a $120 value).
Seven days a week, experienced instructors at Dance Fabulous teach grown-up hips to shimmy during a schedule of drop-in dance classes. Students in the belly-dancing fitness class isolate abdomens, torsos, arms, and legs in undulating movements that may help tone muscles, boost aerobic fitness, or accidentally seduce nearby jellyfish. Alternatively, students can opt for a Broadway/jazz class to learn moves based on famous stage and screen musicals, or boogie to the beat of live drummers in a West African dance session led by Otehlia Cassidy, who earned her rhythmic chops studying in Guinea and Mali. For an eclectic sampler of dance styles, the contemporary fusion class combines ballet, lyrical, and modern moves to mix genres more smoothly than a pair of tulle tutu overalls.
Dance Fabulous's instructors think that dancing should be a stress-free experience. With that in mind, they’ve crafted a lineup of commitment-free drop-in classes that introduce students to hip-hop grooves, teach them core-strengthening belly-dance shimmies, and help party away calories with energy-packed Zumba moves. The lineup also includes more sensual classes meant to boost students' confidence, such as aerobic striptease dance and core-strengthening pole dance. During Hot Heels Hour classes, participants learn a new routine designed to be performed in pumps, which help strengthen cores, lift buns, and aerate the front lawn if practiced at home.
In addition to their drop-in classes, the instructors also schedule private lessons, which may cover the styles taught in group classes or focus on ballroom techniques or wedding choreography. Their adult parties come with similar themes, with lessons in styles from break dancing to striptease to Irish step. The studio was also named one of The Daily Page's picks for best places for a kids' birthday party; soirees can center around such themes as cheerleading, West African dance, and ballet. The staff offers a kids' hip-hop classes and a once-a-month family dance party, during which parents can tenderly pass down their ability to do the worm.