While it only takes two to tango, it takes an entire dance studio to ward off gangs of square-dancing street toughs. Hone your defense mechanisms with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a 10-week children's creative dance session at Pure Dance Works (an $80 value).
Pure Dance Works' founder and instructor, Tiina Hazelett sparks young children's interest in kinetic expression through 45-minute classes that focus on creative dance and preballet. Weekly gatherings during the fall, winter, or spring sessions encourage budding dancers age 10 and under to apply their own creativity to the techniques and concepts they learn. Groups of about 10–12 children flail about as they rehearse choreographed moves and improvise their own dances––a useful skill for eluding hungry, rhythm-less bears. Classmates can play instruments and twirl ribbons in every session to augment routines and encourage active participation. Kids must adhere to the dress code to avoid common faux pas such as wearing ice skates to a ballet lesson.