Science has proven that laser lights trigger the portion of the brain responsible for dance, which is why most people are at their funkiest during raves, '80s music videos, and LASIK surgeries. Get your groove on with today’s Groupon: for $225, you get a two-hour Friday night dance party for up to 15 kids ages 9–14 (a $550 value) at Five-Star Sports and Entertainment Academy in East Rockaway.
Five-Star fulfills tween dreams of friend-only fetes with a private room set up for invite-only dance parties. Aided by the expert spins of a live DJ, dancers bust moves in the party room’s laser-light-infused darkness, far from everyday cares such as bullies, chores, or self-replicating homework. Custom lights allow partygoers to tailor the glitz to their liking, and the full-length mirror helps guests perfect the pop 'n’ lock or pinpoint just the right angle for the robot arm-swing. After dancing off their derrières, partygoers can refuel with pizza, soda, and an evaluation of their performance by a three-member panel of judges.
Five-Star's dance parties are available on Friday nights only, and must be scheduled ahead of time. Additional dancers can join the party for $15 each.
Bikram Yoga Shelton
Bikram Yoga Shelton's certified instructors lead 90-minute classes that take place within a sultry practice space with 58% humidity and temperatures that reach as high as 103 degrees. In the therapeutic heat, they help students of all abilities achieve deeper, safer stretches and detoxifying perspiration. They walk their pupils through two breathing exercises and a powerful sequence of 26 standing and seated poses in each class to challenge muscles more effectively than bench-pressing a chakra. Each posture helps unleash torrents of oxygenating circulation throughout the body, promoting healthy organ function as the sustained stretches bolster stamina and flexibility. After class, students can rinse themselves in the onsite showers and retrieve any restless spirit animals they stashed in the studio's lockers.
21 Ryder Pl.
East Rockaway, New York 11518