Before the Earth was round, culling influence from the four corners of the world was an easy feat. Today's Groupon brings together disparate dance techniques under the auspices of a single deal. For $29, you get a five-class punch card good toward any worldly dance and fitness classes at Joe's Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier. Each class is usually $13, giving this Groupon a $65 total value. This cultural center is a proud community organization that welcomes all students and instructors to partake in a rainbow spread of kinetic classes, preparing you to defend the Earth when Roy G. Biv finally returns.
All the moving and shaking inside Joe's has been known to register on the Richter and set off the sixth senses of forest creatures. Classes focus on styles and arts from around the world but are united by the common themes of fitness and fun, as well as by the plot twists in Donnie Darko and its sequel, Donnie Darko 2: Donnie Darker. The 20,000-square-foot performing center has enough space to accommodate a multitude of options—which it does—seven days a week.
Immerse yourself in dance and fitness from around the world with each punch of your five-use passport. Sample the Spanish art of Flamenco or the exotic stylings of belly dance. Up your street cred (also known as "avenue integrity" and La vérité sur la rue) with a lesson in hip-hop moves, or learn what the mysterious dance of the sacred is all about. On certain days, certain classes (like vinyasa yoga and hip-hop) are certainly free. Your Groupon is good for any adult drop-in classes except for Principles of Acting, Fitness Boot Camp, Aerial Arts, and the aforementioned free ones. Check the schedule for a full lineup of upcoming energy-burning, mind-expanding lessons.
A lone Judy's Book reviewer gives Joe's Movement Emporium a perfect five-star rating:
- Classes cover the gamit [sic]: sometimes nationally-ranked dancers teach masters' classes. Try the martial arts dance stuff... – Marybeth S.
3309 Bunker Hill Rd.
Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712Get Directions