Recent studies show that people who dance tend to possess above-average strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as significantly less risk of getting served. Hone this vital skill with today’s deal: for $20, you get a five-class pass to any adult drop-in classes at Expressions in Motion dance studio (a $50 value). Prospective students must be at least 14 years old and are required to declare either Dancer or Prancer as their favorite reindeer.
This newly opened megacenter offers more than 5,000 square feet of open space for slick shoes and rug cuttery. The staff is composed of well-oiled dance machines who lead eclectic student groups across a multi-genre range of dance styles. Learn how to pirouette like a pro with the classical ballet class (offered for beginners and intermediate/advanced), or take a fanciful tap class and finally use those tap shoes you bought for their intended purpose, instead of for alerting your skittish, shotgun-toting grandma to your presence. A Latin dance class (pre-registration required) is offered to get hips swinging and tongues rolling, while the yoga class is a great way to unwind by bringing uppity energies back down to earthly levels through relaxing poses. Check out the schedule for a complete list of dates, times, and class offerings.
You can take any five classes, not just five of one kind, as you did with your boring, overly tactical Pokémon lineup. This allows you to sample a wide variety of styles or double-dip if you happen to fall feet over heels in love with a particular course. Expressions in Motion's adult drop-in classes are focused, but not overly serious. The fun environment is welcoming to all while straddling the line between formal and informal. Proper attire is required at the footwork factory, so leave your denims at home and wear pants made from flexible material such as spandex or Rubbermaid.
Though there are no online reviews of Expressions in Motion, its affiliate, The Collective, has been named best collective dance company by Baltimore City Paper:
- This year the Collective Dance Company stole our hearts with its thought-provoking performances….Movement ranged from sharp and precise to robust and free, so that choreographers were playing with both ideas and movements in their final concepts. – Baltimore City Paper