Dancing is a healthy way to physically connect to someone, preferable to giving them a painful bear hug or sewing your head onto their body. Get cheek-to-cheek with this Groupon.
$115 for a Kids' Dance Camp with a Performance ($235 Value)
Kids aged 5–18—split into two age groups—learn a variety of dance styles, including salsa, hip-hop, cha-cha, jazz, and swing. In between dance lessons, youngsters will try their hands at stage set design, costume preparation, and stage makeup, refuelling during lunchtime field trips to parks. The camp culminates in a final performance on Friday at 4 p.m., during which young dancers demonstrate their new skills for family and friends. Campers should don exercise clothing and bring their own lunch and water. The camps are held 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday–Friday, July 23–27 or August 20–24.
World Dance Co.
World Dance Co.'s team of instructors, which includes three-time World Cuban Salsa champion Diego Sanchez, teaches duos how to move during dance classes and dance-inspired fitness routines. The class lineup teems with ballroom boogies such as the argentine tango and folkloric dances from the Caribbean, and South America. Students can choose from classes ranging from salsa, bachata, tango, zouk, cumbia, swing, cha-cha, tap, musical theater, Afro-Cuban, Zumba, yoga, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and tap.
Adult students can master four different styles of salsa that may combine Cuban, Colombian, and American influences. Children's classes explore classical traditions such as ballet and modern innovations such as street-inspired jazz dancing. World Dance Co. also serves as the residence of the Grupo America Latin-dance team, whose professional dancers combine energetic routines with eye-catching costumes.