Dancing, like commanding a space mission, requires both body awareness and the ability to moon walk in baggy pants. Frolic into new, flashier frontiers with today's Groupon: for $39, you get nine weeks of adult dance classes (up to a $117 value) at Intuit Dance in Oak Park.
Intuit Dance, caters to proficient prancers and tender-footed two-steppers alike with a schedule of diverse classes designed to promote personal expression and fitness. Wielding a BFA in dance education, artistic director Diane VanDerhei helms a rug cutting squadron of hip-hop, tap, and fitness instructors hailing from Chicago, New York, and LA companies. Students can break a sweat instead of a leg by enrolling in Fit-Intuit classes such as ballet fit, which relies on the rigorous ballet techniques to shape physiques. Zumba, a popular workout that fuses Latin dance with cardiovascular challenges, is another Fit-Intuit option, along with "Love Your Belly" belly dancing, which transforms solar plexuses into taut canvases of undulating artistry, The center's instructors also lead simplified classes, such as yoga and Pilates, for limber guests who prefer floor mats over rug cutting.
Like the Easter Bunny's disco-themed basement, Intuit Dance stands as a cozy and intimate haven for hopping and hustling. A soothing purple palate and mirror-lined walls lend the studio an atmosphere of openness in which students can learn, create, and pantomime letters of the alphabet.