Without dance, people could only hum along to "Macarena," and Jane Austen characters would be forced to say what was really on their minds. Let movements speak with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a four-week beginners’ dance or fitness course at Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre (a $50 value).
At Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre, a cast of 14 passionate instructors leads students of all abilities through sashays, shimmies, and kicks with an exhaustive schedule of dance and fitness classes, from ballroom to kickboxing. Instructional classes impart rhythmic knowledge in disciplines such as the sultry Argentine tango or a hip-wiggling belly dance, tending to bites from the dancing bug or disgruntled dance partners.
Cultural curators demonstrate moonwalks, slide glides, and spins created by the King of Pop in the Michael Jackson Dance Moves session, helping feet to mimic steps from “Billy Jean,” “Beat It,” and “Thriller.” Zumba pushes heartbeats past sedentary roadblocks with fast-paced choreography set to lively beats, and kickboxing sweat sessions compel limbs to kick and punch, effectively toning muscles and scaring away the ghosts of old gladiators.
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