Dancers are often considered the most poetic practitioners of body language, edging out third-base coaches whose steal signs form limericks when deciphered. Let your toes do the talking with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-month dance-class pass to Laeral Dance Academy in Missouri City (a $75 value).
Laeral Dance Academy works with dancers of all ages and abilities to hone the energy of restless feet into graceful and artistic movements. Inside a naturally lit studio adorned with wall-size mirrors, a coalition of professional instructors—many of whom have been dancing since the age of 3—train students in the fine art of stylishly stamping out floor fires during classes ranging from classical ballet to hip-hop. Ballet classes for students between 2 and 7 will focus on the Melody Bear method, which helps develop concentration and motor skills by integrating fun dance movements with shapes, counting, stories, and music. Tykes can also develop their jazz and tap abilities, finally enabling Morse code communication with downstairs neighbors. In addition to children's ankle workouts, Laeral Dance Academy hosts adult dance and fitness classes, including a calorie-scorching salsa aerobics class.
Dance shoes and apparel fill Laeral Dance Academy's in-house pro shop. Visitors can lounge on a fluffy gray couch in a lobby complete with free WiFi, coffee, and a 50-inch HD television. To ensure that students can properly develop their rhythmic romping abilities, they may only enroll in one class throughout the month.