Without dance, tap shoes would simply be noisy fashion accessories, and head spins would be performed only by mimes doing “stuck in the tumble dryer.” Preserve an art form with today’s Groupon for Jazzercise classes at the Hodges Community Center or Lubbock YMCA. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get five walk-in classes (a $75 value).
- For $29, you get two months of unlimited classes (up to a $128 value).<p>
Jazzercise’s instructors pack dance-based cardio, resistance, and flexibility training into 60-minute group boogie sessions. Each class begins with a gentle warm-up followed by 30 minutes of aerobics and strength training using weights, resistance tubes, and baseballs that have been purposely waterlogged. During sessions, exercisers cook a fitness stew with ingredients from jazz dance, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing to stimulate the cardiovascular system. A soundtrack of top 40, jazz, country, hip-hop, funk, rock, and Latin-inspired music blasts in the background as certified instructors lead participants through dance routines that, like glow sticks in a cave, are easy to follow. Classes conclude with stretching to loosen up joints and limbs for the next visit.