Before people learned to tiptoe 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 to Dance Theatre of Tennessee. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get two tickets to "Swan Lake – At 75: A Tribute to Elaine Thomas", which includes the entire second act of Swan Lake, at the Harpeth Hall Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 30 or Saturday, October 1 (a $50 value).
- For $34, you get four kids’ introduction-to-ballet classes (a $68 value).
Dance Theatre of Tennessee trains students in the art of dance and dazzles audiences with world-class performances. "Swan Lake – At 75: A Tribute to Elaine Thomas" honors Dance Theatre of Tennessee’s artistic director, who has served as coach, choreographer, and ballet mistress to prominent companies around the world. Audiences aim their eyes at the stage as guest artists from Ballet West, Pennsylvania Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, and The Australian Ballet celebrate Elaine’s career with accolades and ritual burnings of DDR games. The tribute culminates in a spectacular staging of act 2 of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, Swan Lake.
In the introduction-to-ballet class, nurturing instructors impart ballet basics to aspiring nutcrackers, teaching youngsters in leotards and tulle how to stretch, bend, twirl, and hover in one of the 14,000-square-foot facility's five spacious, high-ceilinged, piano-equipped studios. After class, kids can refuel with healthy snacks from the vending machines, relax in the student lounge, or practice pirouettes in the showers, lockers, and changing rooms.