If one activity can fulfill your human desire to be fit, your human desire to create art, and your more human desire to generate massive electromagnetic storms through rhythmic motion, it's dance. With today's deal, join the perfect storm of dancing. For $20, you get five dance lessons at Mass Motion Dance. Mass Motion is a 27-year-old studio that teaches classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and tap techniques at its spacious, professional Allston and Peabody studios (this Groupon is not valid at the Sturbridge location).
You'll get five adult group lessons, which convene in the evenings several times a week (click here to see the Boston schedule and here to see the North schedule). Schedule a ballet, jazz, or tap class to pick up where you left off twinkling your childhood toes, or start learning ballroom dance; it's easier to stay motivated and appreciate classical dance techniques as an adult, when waning Cinderella-fascination is compensated for by the twin feet of patience and discipline.
For specialty moves, the Boston studio offers Irish step (instructor Patti Hunter has competed in the All World Championships in Galway, Ireland) and hip-hop classes. Or get fit dancing in an aerobic Zumba class or ballroom session at the Peabody location. Other classes, such as Pilates and jazz/ballet/tap, are common to both locations. Busting a move you've never busted before—be it a Zumba move, a contemporary ballet move, or a well-coordinated move to a nicer part of town, away from that mouthy opossum that keeps opening your mail—is a great way to get exercise, learn a new skill, and meet new and graceful friends for an inevitable light-footed jewel heist.
Mass Motion's instructors have danced around the world and into hundreds of students' hearts over years of teaching. The ballet and hip-hop teacher Sandra Shih Parks toured with a Broadway production of The King And I as well as choreographed and performed in more than 75 different concerts, and founder Terri Gordon was a member of the modern dance company of the Cologne Opera in Germany. Bring a friend or buy a Groupon for bridesmaids who want to wow on the dance floor. Afterward, in your shoe bin, your shoes will have plenty of stories to share with the high-heeled alligator-skin brogues that haven't been out since last year’s home fumigation.