Dance can express what words cannot, whether it's the triumphant joy in a football player's post-touchdown pirouette or the passionate tango used to notify roommates that the basement is flooding. Transmit tidings with twinkling toes thanks to today’s Groupon to Heritage Ballet in Lincoln. The registration fee of $20 is waived for all Groupon customers. Groupon users can choose from the following summer-session options:
•For $40, you get eight weeks of creative dance (ages 4–5) or introduction to ballet (ages 6–7) instruction with one class per week (an $84 value).
•For $80, you get eight weeks of ballet 1, 2, or 3 instruction (ages 8–11) or adult ballet with two classes per week (a $180 value).
•For $120, you get eight weeks of intermediate or advanced ballet instruction (ages 12+) with three classes per week (a $580 value). Previous training is required for intermediate and advanced ballet levels.
For fall-term classes, Groupon holders can choose from the following options:
•For $50, you get 10 weeks of creative dance or introduction to ballet (prekindergarten–second grade) or jazz (ages 6+) instruction with one class per week (up to a $125 value).
•For $70, you get 10 weeks of ballet 1 (third grade), intermediate or advanced ballet (sixth grade and up), or adult ballet instruction with one class per week (up to a $155 value).
•For $110, you get 10 weeks of ballet 2 or 3 instruction (fourth–sixth grade), intermediate or advanced ballet (sixth grade and up), or adult ballet with two classes per week (up to a $280 value).
•For $145, you get 10 weeks of intermediate or advanced ballet instruction (sixth grade and up) with three classes per week (a $360 value).
Summer classes run evenings from July 5 to August 26; 10-week classes run during the fall term, though exact dates for the 2011 term are not yet posted.
Drawing on years of professional dance and teaching experience, Heritage Ballet's helpful, friendly instructors teach budding ballerinas and tenderfoot twirlers. Summer sessions train dance enthusiasts to stretch limbs, strengthen cores, and cultivate grace during classes 50–55 minutes for children 4–7 years old, 85 minutes for children 8–11 years old, and 90 minutes for adults. Dancers as young as 4 can glean the techniques of classical ballet to impress with poise, perfect posture, and polished pirouettes. Intermediate and advanced ballerinas don maroon leotards and pointe shoes to practice in three-hour, thrice-weekly periods, helping to hone in the fundamentals and stay in toe-top shape throughout winter's wool-tutu-sweater season.
During fall session, students in the 10-week jazz class are offered opportunities to create original choreography, and ballet classes introduce students to classical techniques in the style of the Royal Ballet. Check Heritage Ballet's website for a complete class schedule to bring rhythm, grace, and choreography into your life, and reshape your monthly party schedule into dance-shaped rectangos.