$15 for Four 60-Minute Dance Classes with Registration at Metro Dance Studio ($81 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Learn basic moves and new steps to popular dances in these group classes for all ages

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 360 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. New clients only. Limit 1 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per individual. Classes expire 30 days from activation. Registration required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

People dance because they’re enjoying a song or their voodoo dolls have found their way into the hands of babies. Be moved with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $15 for four 60-minute dance classes with registration ($81 value)

Classes are for toddlers, children, teens, and adults. The available classes on the schedule include modern, tap dance, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, yoga, hula, breakdancing, lyrical, and Children’s Combo.

Tap Shoes: Making Music, Step by Step

Before you shuffle off to your first tap class, you’ll want to secure the proper footwear. Use Groupon’s study of tap shoes to ensure your feet can keep the beat.

It’s hard to imagine Bill “Bojangles” Robinson dancing across the silver screen in 1935 with bottle caps nailed to his shoes, but that might have been the case if it weren’t for a breakthrough in dance just a decade earlier. Modern tap shoes—with their smooth, endlessly customizable metal plates in the toe and heel—made their mainstream debut in the 1925 show No, No Nanette, and within a few years, most Broadway-style dancers were amplifying their steps with the help of metal plates. The style known simply as tap existed before that, of course, but tappers had to practice their craft wearing clogs, boots, or hard-soled shoes outfitted with hobnails or bottle caps. Like many American styles, the moves were a fusion of different cultures, combining irish clog dancing and english step dancing with the improvisational, rhythmic dances passed down through generations of African Americans. The dance quickly spread throughout social clubs, street corners, and eventually traveling minstrel shows before hitting Broadway and, from there, Hollywood.

Today, men’s tap shoes echo the black, Oxford-style shoe worn by Robinson himself, while women’s tap shoes often mimic the girlish, Mary Jane flats of his frequent dance partner, Shirley Temple. Women’s shoes are also available in heels, though beginners may find them too difficult to use at first. Most tappers recommend leather shoes with metal plates, but more affordable options made of PVC or polyurethane make for a decent starter pair. Some vendors may sell the taps separately from the shoe; these require professional attachment, though they allow dancers to loosen or tighten the plates at will to customize their individual sound.

Customer Reviews

very friendly studio. management was very helpful and friendly in helping us choose classes
Terri C. · January 25, 2016
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    Grantville

    6338 Riverdale St

    San Diego, CA 92120

    +16195011148

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    Morena

    5304 Metro St

    Ste B

    San Diego, CA 92110

    +16192996387

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