Like defusing a bomb, a well-executed dance routine requires concentration, skill, and a nervous partner that questions your every move before unexpectedly jumping out of a window. Blow onlookers away with explosive dance moves thanks to today’s Groupon: for $25, you get six drop-in or intensive group dance classes at DancEnergy, located on 33 Street Northeast.
With a facility that sprawls more than 8,200 square feet, DancEnergy fosters the love of dance through an assortment of group drop-in and intensive classes. Drop-in classes introduce students to different social dances within a one-class time frame, allowing wandering waltzers to experiment with an array of styles such as ballroom, Latin, and swing. Six-week intensive group courses require a pre-registration and focus on one specific type of dance, such as Argentine tango, country two-step, belly dancing, and more. Students learn fundamentals, and each class builds on top of one another, like a bird's nest made from fluttering grace. Check out the class schedule for class offerings and times. DancEnergy employs a fleet of accomplished instructors to administer classes for every level of student, from beginner to reincarnated Fred Astaire.
After four years of tending to the bees on his family's farm, Gerald Côté decided to turn his lifelong passion for dance into a career. He began trotting across the globe—from Nashville, Tennessee, to Stockholm, Sweden—to participate in dance competitions, and he attained his first UCWDC world title in 2006. That same year, Gerald combined his impressive dance resumé with his business administration degree and opened a freelance dance-instruction company called DancEnergy. After a successful first few years of offering on-site lessons and winning impromptu dance-offs, Gerald renovated a massive 8,200-square-foot warehouse into the company's official studio.
Since converting the warehouse in 2009, Gerald has assembled a talented team of dance instructors who specialize in salsa, ballroom, Latin, swing, and country. Students of all skill levels may sign up for 6- or 12-week group classes or just come by on a whim for Friday-night drop-in classes and practice parties.
DancEnergy's studio houses three separate ballrooms to accommodate multiple classes at once, as well as changing rooms where pupils can garb themselves with required non-rubber shoes and optional sequined gloves.