Dancing is most commonly used to convey emotion, as evidenced by the countless failed pirouettes and jittery moonwalks performed in the middle of high-profile job interviews. Let your body do the talking with today's Groupon at Del Mar Ballet. Choose between the following ballet-class options:
- For $25, you get five adult drop-in ballet classes (a $75 value)
- For $25, you get one month of children's ballet classes (up to a $130 value, depending on skill level)
Owned by dance masters Thomas and Muriel Teague, Del Mar Ballet imparts pirouette artists of all ages, skill levels, and tutu preferences. Master the art of pointe work and growing nutcracker-like facial hair over the course of five adult drop-in sessions, which work to train students in proper body alignment and ballet fundamentals. Adult classes are offered several times throughout the week, enabling toe-tappers to schedule classes at optimal times between board meetings and animal séances.
For childlike children and adults under the age of 18, Del Mar's children's classes imbue spinning sprouts with ballet fundamentals. The studio divides classes into three skill and age sections: very young, children's division, and professional, with each respective section divided up further to accommodate the abilities of individual students. In order to participate in the professional division courses, children must have previous experience and meet the ability requirements, none of which include possessing a desire to learn about the process of pickling cucumbers at home.
Housed in a 4,300-square-foot state-of-the-art dance depot, Del Mar invites dancers to perfect swan-like charlestons in two spacious dance studios. Both airy ballet bodegas boast professional Harlequin Marley nonslip dancing surfaces and studio windows handy for peeping parents, yet useless for supervillian interrogations. For all classes, the studio recommends arriving in comfortable, workout-appropriate clothing.