Before structured dance classes, bored limbs amused themselves by hopping Florida-bound freight trains to dance with spry retirees and alligators. Keep your arms and feet out of harm's way with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one month of dance-exercise classes (a $27 value) and two drop-in classes (a $26–$30 value) at Dance Theatre Northwest in University Place (up to a $57 value).
Dance Theatre Northwest tweaks toes and adds grace to both first-time prancers and master dancers. Twice a week, visitors can sweat it out in dance-exercise classes consisting of low-impact aerobics, light weights, resistance bands, and fast-paced music. A calendar-packing array of class styles provides multiple drop-in options—revel in adult beginning ballet as you discover the movements and vocabulary necessary to become a balletomane, as well as learn basic ballet etiquette such as "no KISS tribute leotards." Toe-tappers can clatter into intermediate tap, which focuses on Broadway style and rhythm-tap combinations, or try their feet at beginning jazz when hands have failed to be jazzy.
Dance Theatre's professional instructors offer friendly advice and tips, flitting through the mirrored studio and across wood sprung floors to adjust pupils in their port de bras and foot stance. Use today's deal to teach feet to take increasingly beautiful steps in the direction of lovely limb-movement, until they're able to waltz right into a television when Riverdance comes on.
CityVoters give Dance Theatre Northwest an average of five stars:
2811 Bridgeport Way W
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