Legs and torsos originally communicated through a series of high-kicks and shimmies, until mouths and brains trash-talked them into silence. Let your limbs speak freely with today’s deal: for $20, new students get one month of Break-Down classes at Dance Trance in Neptune Beach and on San Marco Boulevard ($75 value).
Founded 16 years ago by Jay and Beth Handline, Dance Trance constructs an upbeat fitness regimen that includes hour-long Break-Down classes, where students are schooled in four to five dance routines for an invigorating workout appropriate for all ages and ability levels. These fun and funky workouts don’t require reenacting historic dance battles such as the Hoedown of Antietam to burn calories. Each fitness-driven session is different, keeping students on their toes with popular music, lighting effects, and diverse choreography. Exercises are choreographed to incorporate jazz, funk, hip-hop, Latin, and Uncle Steve’s best wedding-reception moves, plucked from the idea nests of Dance Trance choreographers across the country. Check the schedule at Dance Trance San Marco and Neptune Beach and stop by to activate your membership. Gym or aerobic shoes are required for class; the smoother the sole, the better.
Dance Trance arranged a flash mob-dance medley that was featured on Funny Fixx:
An Examiner featured Dance Trance, and though there aren’t yet many reviews for the Jacksonville locale, four Yelpers give the Orlando studio a 4.5-star average: > * If you want to lose weight while having fun, Dance Trance is a fun new trend to try. – Jenna Pack, Examiner > * The more you come the better you get. I really can’t say enough about this program, or the instructors, or even the fellow students. Everyone is there to have a good time and sweat! – Helen R., 5/20/2010, Yelp
Dance Trance Fitness
Jay Handline created Dance Trance Fitness more than 15 years ago to shape up physiques with an intense exercise regimen disguised as a dance party. The program has since spread to locations in cities as far flung as Saudi Arabia and San Diego, torching calories and causing patrons to dig back up time capsules full of sweatbands. The energetic choreographers and dancers under Jay's employ blend moves from jazz, Latin, reggae, hip-hop, and rock dance to craft heart-pumping choreography that flows seamlessly against lively cascades of drums and bright swells of brass. This marriage of music-video-style dance and traditional cardio exercise tones muscles and melts calories from students of all age and fitness levels during sessions focused specifically on street moves, ballet influences, or efficiently stomping bubblewrap. Dance Trance Fitness works with a variety of causes to host benefits and other events, and the company bolsters students’ drive to get healthy with a range of online support options.