Though now used primarily as entertainment, dance was once an important tool to express sadness, joy, or frustration over especially challenging Sudoku puzzles. Dance it out with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get four drop-in Zumba classes at La Bella Dance Company in Clovis (a $52 value). The Zumba course is held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.
La Bella Dance Company’s experienced instructors reshape bodies with Latin rhythms in the Tuesday-evening Zumba class. Rewire rote workouts with a one-hour dance class in which dancers burn off excess calories while learning to lure love interests and potential investors with hypnotic hip movements. Zumba classes are for all levels, whether students are already infused with the funk or struggle with the basic skills of step-ball-change.
La Bella Dance Company’s lead role is held by owner Shawna Pribble, who brings more than 25 years of pada berets to her practice. In addition to Zumba, the 6-year-old studio offers a variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop and lyrical, and recently learned to ride a bike sans training wheels.