Recent studies show that people who dance tend to possess above-average strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as a significantly lower risk of getting served. Hone this vital skill with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a 10-week summer session of dance classes at Encore Studio from June 6 to August 15 (a $120 value). This Groupon is valid at both Chester locations, as well as Encore’s Midlothian studio.
The experienced dance teachers at Encore lead the rhythmically inclined in an intensive summer camp, during which dancers can select a specific class from an array of rug-cutting courses that range from classical ballet to jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop. The Tiny Dancer class introduces 3- and 4-year-old tots to the world of refined motor skills, focusing on the development of coordination and rhythm. The Lyrical class fuses ballet, jazz, and modern moves for an emotive experience, and hip-hop employs the fast-paced, street-style steps seen in music videos and U.S. Senate filibusters.
Encore's pirouetting instructors teach original choreography set to age-appropriate music in a wholesome environment, emphasizing classic dance fundamentals, such as grace and athleticism. The highly qualified hoofers help students improve technical skills—including leaps, turns, how to keep from tearing a hole into the time-space continuum, and proper body alignment—while also fostering emotional and social development. Classes vary by studio location, so check the summer schedule, create a profile, and enroll.
Encore Studio's owner and art director, Karen King Flores, is a professional dance instructor certified through Dance Masters of America and a former apprentice of Robert Joffrey, founder of the Joffrey Ballet. Her talented and qualified staff work on fundamental skills and proper technique during dance classes as they teach students to perform original, age-appropriate choreography and music in a wholesome structured environment. Their well-rounded weekly curriculum includes instruction in classical, jazz, ballet, tap, musical theatre, and hip-hop, a collection of techniques that falls in line with the instructors' priority of letting each participant have fun as they learn. The team's appreciation of the performing arts really shines through in their focus on physical, social, and artistic development and self esteem. Encore Studio's welcoming, noncompetitive environment allows talent to blossom without fear of judgment from an ambitious old tap shoe.