A dance class can teach anyone to move with grace through bee attacks, while getting served in front of a blind date, or during mega-prom. Achieve confident feet with today's Groupon: for $15, you get your choice of three burlesque-aerobics, hip-hop, or ballroom-dance classes at Rhythm N Motion in Hoover (a $30 value).
Rhythm N Motion fetes shimmying strut masters and boogying beginners alike with high-energy adult dance classes that bust moves in a supportive and fun environment. Burn calories and mold muscles Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. with burlesque strip aerobics, a total-body workout that emphasizes fun, flirtation, and fitness set to old-school jazz music, focusing on the tease element of strip and keeping comfortable clothes firmly planted on shimmying bodies. The class borrows moves from Latin dance styles, such as rumba and bolero, and zeros in on a focused mesh of cardio, dance, and live-action dissertations on the art of coy suggestion. The Tuesday evening 6 to 7 p.m. timeslot ushers in hip-hop fusion, which engages abs and limbs in a ceremony of grooving and moving, giving limbered-up soul sacks a cool cardio blast after an energetic warm up. Finally, Thursday evening ballroom 101 classes sate steppers and swayers with new techniques every week, regularly featuring the social swirls and soulful shakes of the tango, hustle, waltz, foxtrot, and wolfgallop performed with or without a partner from 7 to 8 p.m.
The owners of Rhythm N Motion are also the founders of the Vulcan Performers professional dance organization, which has lived long and prospered through myriad professional shows. Since 2007, they and a staff of friendly instructors have been honing Birmingham's moves into the shiniest, smoothest cylinders ever to grace engine blocks.