Before radio, music was broadcast via Morse code, which turned everything into a treble-heavy dance music punctuated by demands to STOP. Limber up for more graceful dance moves with today’s Groupon: to Platinum Dance Academy in East Lansing. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get a five-week group ballroom dance class for two (a $130 value).
- For $49, you get two months of children's group dance classes up to one hour per week (up to a $100 value).
Platinum Dance Academy's two-stepping director and cadre of certified instructors lead all levels and ages of dancers through an array of classic and contemporary dance styles. Couples sway in unison during 45-minute traditional group ballroom and Latin classes including the finer nuances of the waltz, foxtrot, and mambo as well as modern styles such as west coast swing and the iPod shuffle. Five-week Level I sessions don't require previous dancing experience, letting dancing neophytes cut their teeth on a specially designed beginner’s rug. Children's courses allow teens, tweens, and tots as young as 3 to spend 45 minutes to an hour per week shaping skills in hip-hop, jazz, tap, and ballet. Several combination classes incorporate more than one genre, arming kids with an arsenal of dance moves to bust during the dance-off portion of the SATs.
Platinum Dance Academy
Ever since her university days, Shelley Thomas's competitive dancing skills and passion have afforded her a multitude of opportunities in the world of dance. Shelley two-steps kids and adults through tap, ballet, and jazz fundamentals during group, private, and semiprivate lessons at her Platinum Dance Academy. Shelley also trains adults in ballroom and Latin, incorporates salsa and belly-dance moves into Zumba fitness sessions, and teaches couples wedding dance routines that don't involve pirouetting into the cake. Alternatively, kids can celebrate birthdays with dance lessons from the academy's resident ballerina princess or cowgirl.
4976 1/2 Northwin Dr
East Lansing, Michigan 48910