Before radio, music was broadcast via Morse code, which turned everything into a treble-heavy dance music punctuated by demands to STOP. Limber up for more-graceful dance moves with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get one month of children's or adult dance lessons at Lighthouse Academy of Dance, at either the Sooke Road or the Blanshard Street location (a $71.75 value).
Culled from the ranks of professional dancers and choreographers, the instructors at Lighthouse Academy of Dance teach children and adults of all levels the fundamentals of ballet, jazz, tap, and other toe-tapping styles. Grown-ups awaken twinkle to toes in classes such as ballet and stretch, tap, and contemporary, and the studio’s preschool classes prepare tots for postnaptime dance-offs with solid technique and creative exercises. The Colwood location, in the Royal Roads University Recreation Centre, boasts a large studio and changing rooms for men, women, and families, and the studio in downtown Victoria, at the Bayanihan Community Centre, provides ample opportunity to glide into upper downtown cafés and plié past the pastry-case security guard.