Dancing is the second-best way to let the body do the talking, just short of being born with a secondary bellybutton mouth. Elegantly express yourself with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a four-week, beginner group dance-class at Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre (up to a $50 value).
Backed by founder Lorraine McTague's three decades of teaching experience, Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre sends dancers shimmying and sashaying through a relaxed instructional environment. Beginners can consult the vast schedule to select courses including wide-ranging learn-to- dance classes, in which waltz steps imbue feet with extra gravitas and rumba moves unleash the sultry power of dancers' hips. Pick up complex rhythms and secret enchilada recipes from a series of Beginner's Salsa sessions, or turn up the heart's BPM with pole dancing and breakdancing classes. Students are not required to bring their own partners to class, as half-couples are filled by one of the studio's dancers or charmed pairs of tap shoes.
Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre
Since 1981, Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre's cast of passionate instructors has been helping students of all ages and abilities confidently express themselves through the art of dance. They lead these students through sashays, shimmies, and kicks with an exhaustive roster of dance and fitness classes that ranges from ballroom dancing to Hip Hop to kickboxing. During dance classes, they teach students to perform fundamental moves with confidence and musicality, covering a variety styles—including the waltz, swing, and salsa—tending to bites from the dancing bug or disgruntled dance partners. They motivate students into performance shape in dance-inspired fitness classes such as Zumba, a regimen of easy-to-follow dance moves set to high-energy Latin tunes. In kickboxing sweat sessions, they inspire students to kick and punch their way toward their fitness goals, effectively toning muscles and scaring away the ghosts of gladiators past, while pole dancing classes build strength and teach students how to spin and climb.
69 Fuller Rd.
Albany, New York 12205