When a crowd forms around you on the dance floor, it means you either possess awe-inspiring moves or are composed of antimatter. Drop the jaws of onlookers with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a two-day dance workshop at Grace Dance Academy in Campbell (a $78 value). Each workshop runs from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on a Wednesday and Thursday. Choose from the following 2011 dates and genres:
• Hip-Hop and Tap, July 6–7
• Ballet and Modern Dance, July 20–21
• Jazz and Modern Dance, July 27–28
• Ballet Repertoire and Partnering (intermediate/advanced), August 3–4
• Hip Hop and Jazz, August 17–18
Grace Dance Academy utilizes dance and movement to combine creativity with a foundation in Christian spirituality. The roster of experienced leg shakers leads fun, encouraging classes through floor-stomping swing-and-strut seminars, maintaining a positive, family-friendly atmosphere. High-energy beats and enjoyable aerobics complement the hip-hop class, a faith-based romp incorporating styles from break dancing, funk, and pop. Alignment and strength are built in the ballet class, and explorations of the modern-dance movement are backed by organic limb levitations. Students can parlay crowd-pleasing skills alongside individual growth, manifesting a healthy self-image through positive instructors and nonjudgmental participants that crawls forth fully formed and grinning from the dance-floor mirrors. The nonsuggestive music and demonstrative encouragement at Grace Dance Academy evoke a warm atmosphere that's ideal for learning, growing, and shedding the actual robot moves once so prevalent in the '80s virtual-club scene.
As of July 18, 2011, Grace Dance Academy has moved to a new location on Hamilton Avenue.
827 Hamilton Ave.
Campbell, California 95008