Dancing, like competitive eating, requires stamina, a willingness to perform in front of a crowd, and knowing how to tango with a hot dog wearing a tuxedo. Tackle formally dressed food with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a 10-class punch card at Halo Dance Studio in Gaithersburg (up to a $100 value).
The instructors at Halo Dance Studio encourage shakers of all ages and abilities to embrace movement as a way to nurture the mind, the body, and the spirit. With a packed schedule that offers classes six days a week, students can explore a variety of different dance styles. Energetic hip-hop classes feature fresh-from-the-street beats, and a beginners tap-and-jazz hybrid class sees tappers testing their skills on the floor or on the small cloud floating in the middle of the studio. Master the grooves of other cultures in a spicy Latin-fusion session or an abdominal-bending belly-dance class. Ballet is offered in three twinkle-toed levels—pre ballet, level one, and level two. Classes are available on a drop-in basis, so students are free to visit the dance floor when the urge to pop, lock, or plié hits them like an anvil wearing Hammer pants.
8508 Dakota Dr.
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877