Before people learned to tip-toe around, everybody always knew exactly who was sneaking the pizza from the fridge at night. Appreciate even more skills of the pointed foot with today's Groupon: for $20, you get four drop-in dance classes (up to 60 minutes each) at Fascinating Rhythm School of Performing Arts (up to a $52 value). Check the schedule here; some classes require ballet slippers or tap shoes.
Fascinating Rhythm's extensively trained dance teachers and former dancers corral students of all ages and skill levels into groups of 25 to 30 and then clear the cobwebs from unused toes with a full spectrum of classes. Two-year-olds in the Be-Bop Ballet Babies class bundle their energy into pliés, tendus, hopping, turning, and respectfully debating the superiority of Petipa's Don Quixote adaptation, all to the accompaniment of a spritely soundtrack. Flocks of less little ones (ages 3–5 and 6–9) migrate toward Happy Feet classes to dip toes into the foundation steps of ballet, jazz, and tap. So You Think You Can Dance spices up gyrating jives with hip-hop, hard- and soft-shoe Irish, and modern dance techniques for ages 6–13, and Reno Glee pipes in pop and rock vocal training on top of choreography, similar to the hit TV series The Deadliest Catch. Fascinating Rhythm also tailors classes to special-needs dancers, which focus on coordination and basic skills such as skipping, hopping, leaping, and balancing.
A mirrored wall runs along all of Fascinating Rhythm's studios opposite observation windows with optional privacy curtains. Full sound systems pipe in apropos music, and the sprung wood flooring is designed with dance, exercise, and fast-motion moon-landing re-creations in mind. Portable ballet barres are sized for both children and adults, and the large dressing room allows tights-clad students to make dramatic superhero reveals. The entire building is wheelchair accessible.
9736 S Virginia St.
Reno, Nevada 89511