Although honeybees instinctually communicate through dance, humans who attempt to do so without proper training risk insulting the queen or eating the wrong flowers. Hone buzz-worthy abilities with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one month of unlimited dance classes at Ooh La La Dance Academy (a $135 value).
Inside Ooh La La Dance Academy's vintage-inspired burlesque studio, students of all ages and skill levels learn to boogie during a slew of energetic classes. The academy's company comprises a team of expert dancers—each with more than 15 years of experience—and its class schedule includes selections such as the studio's trademark dance, a fusion of Latin and burlesque that incorporates signature feather boas, chair dancing, and feather fans. Slow acoustic guitar accompanies romantic bachata classes as foot tappers learn sensual hip swivels originally intended to woo the creator's dashboard hula doll, and high-energy capoeira sessions combine elements of martial arts, sports, and music to bring about eye-widening dance moves. The studio also hosts fitness classes such as Zumba, a Latin-inspired cardio workout, or yogilates, a blend of yoga and Pilates that creates lean muscle and improves flexibility. Kids as young as three can keep their limbs in shape during classes such as salsa, ballet, and flamenco dancing.
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"Music is my diet and dance feeds my soul," says "Salsa Susie" Ngyen, who quit a six-figure career at Xerox to start Ooh La La Dance Academy—in the midst of an economic crisis. Her risk paid off, because since then, the company's dance troop, the Cosabellas, earned the title of Best 2010 Performing Artist of the Year by Raw Artist and sparkled onstage for celebrity judges during a live-taping of America's Got Talent in 2011.
The Cosabellas not only entertain; they share their enthusiasm of dance with others by teaching kids and adult dance classes at Ooh La La Dance Academy. Boasting over 15 years of experience each, the instructors teach the dance they pioneered, a blend of Latin and burlesque, as well as fitness-inspired classes and classical dance forms such as ballet and The Beethoven Shuffle.