They say, “Dance as though no one is watching,” but in case someone is, it’s best to have more moves than just throwing the dice. Expand rhythmic repertoires with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get one month of unlimited dance classes for kids or adults at Park Cities Dance (up to a $500 value).
Park Cities founder Jacqueline Porter leads a troupe of professionally trained instructors who train all levels of dancers to be twirling virtuosos. A vast array of classes offers diverse dancing tutelage, such as Broadway Babies, which schools boys and girls ages 4–6 in techniques of movement, vocals, and shooting disdainful looks at ringing cell phones. Students ages 7 through adult can learn to plié and point in classical ballet or perfect attitude-filled hand poses in a specialized jazz-technique course. Ballroom and salsa offerings tweak existing skills and pair nicely with tortilla chips. Rug cutters can also opt for a hip-hop course to fine-tune precision popping and locking.
Park Cities Dance tutors pupils in a new, brightly lit studio bedecked with artwork depicting inspiring dancers. Ample viewing windows provide viewing enjoyment for parents and loitering students, and mirrors and expansive dance floors set the stage for danceoffs against reflected doppelgängers.
Park Cities Dance
Although breathtaking dance sequences sometimes feel like the domain of Broadway musicals or bygone ballrooms, they're alive and well at Park Cities Dance. The studio hosts a full range of traditional dance classes, with instructors teaching feet the moves from jazz, musical theatre, and ballroom traditions. However, the devotion to dance isn't simply an artistic one. Park Cities Dance also schedules Ballet Burn fitness classes, helping exercisers get in shape like the dancers they admire. Invented by former international touring dancer Margot Martin, the workouts blend elements of yoga, Pilates, plyometrics, and other cardio techniques with movements pulled straight from the ballet playbook. The result is an exercise system that burns fats and adds stamina, agility, and muscle tone without the bulk associated with weights and strength training.
7979 Inwood Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75209