Dancers idolize Charlie Chaplin because he expressed complex emotions without words, conveying happiness with a wink and indifference by waving his hands in the air like he just didn’t care. Learn to emote on the dance floor with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $99 for three months of unlimited adult dance classes (up to a $240 value)
- $99 for one registration for kids’ summer dance camp (up to a $200 value)
- $35 for one month unlimited adult dance classes (up to a $79 value)
Dance International holds classes for adults at The Hills Health Club on Bee Cave Road. Ballroom and Latin dance group classes introduce participants to the finer points of 10 ballroom styles, including viennese waltz, tango, rumba, and quickstep, or offer a guided tour of salsa and other popular Latin dance styles. The one-hour classes are geared toward various experience levels and taught by veteran professional dancers. Partners are not required for any class.
The kids’ summer dance camp will run from August 5–9 for youth aged 12–16 and August 12–16 for youth aged 9–11. Classes run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids have the option to perform for their peers at the end of the camp on Friday at 3 p.m. The classes include various ballroom and Latin dance styles and take place at Unity Church of the Hills on Anderson Mill Road.
Although Stewart Yaros has performed with numerous elite companies, including the Boston Ballet and the Basel Ballet in Switzerland, his true passion is teaching dance. Teaching allowed the University of Massachusetts and Martha Mahr School of Ballet alumnus to combine his finely honed dance expertise and his zeal for communicating with others via the "common language" of dance in particular and the arts in general.
That theme of unity and togetherness dates back to the early days of Dance International, circa 1991, when the now bustling center for dance tutoring consisted of three students, their devoted teacher, and an old player piano that played "Chopsticks." Today, the organization has swelled into a hub for upbeat, accessible instruction from professional-level teachers and is well-known for organizing the Austin Ballroom Festival.
Part of the guiding vision for Dance International is a focus on community service, as well as promoting the arts by introducing music and visual forms into the dance milieu. True to its multidisciplinary ambitions, the Dance International empire recently achieved 501(c)3 national nonprofit status and will soon add art and music classes.