Before people learned to tip-toe around, everybody always knew exactly who was sneaking the pizza from the fridge at night. Appreciate even more skills of the pointed foot with today's Groupon: for $15, you get four youth dance classes, one class a week for four consecutive weeks, at Jenks Dance Academy (up to a $50 value). The experienced instructors at Jenks Dance Academy tutor kids from toddlers to teenagers in the art of dance, including ballet, tap, hip-hop, and tumbling with a diverse array of weekly classes. During ballet, toes practice turnout while arms and legs learn to elegantly hold the classic five positions. Not unlike a safe made from balloons, students break, pop, and lock during the energetic, kiddie-friendly hip-hop classes. Pint-size singers with Broadway aspirations can hone their skills in the musical-theater class, which hones dance, voice, and acting skills. Super high-energy kids get their wiggles out in the tumbling class, where cartwheels, rolls, and somersaults build up kiddies' strength and flexibility before they learn to tackle more advanced gymnastic techniques such as flips, handsprings, and posing for Wheaties boxes.
Jenks Dance Academy
Jenks Dance Academy is hip-hop and ballet, it's tumbling and it's jazz...but it's never quiet. That's the common denominator in this otherwise versatile dance school. Regardless of genre, all classes are active, engaging, and led by professional dance instructors keen on keeping things quick-footed and interactive. Jenks welcomes boys and girls as young as 12 months old for classes and camps that incorporate fitness, creativity, and self-discipline. So whether your daughter's enrolled in the princess camp—a ballerina-focused dance camp with props such as wands and tiaras—or your kid's strutting their stuff with swagger in the superstars/hip-hop class, they'll be honing their flexibility and coordination, building physical strength, and building the self-confidence necessary to drop jaws in the dance recital or produce aisle.
Jenks's studio is staffed with professional instructors. It's also equipped with modern enhancements in place to facilitate structure, dexterity, and safety. For instance, there are one-way observational windows, raised wood floors that prevent injuries or kids tiring out, and a separate kids' play room. The center also features a boutique with shoes and apparel.