Dancing is the second-best way to let the body do the talking, just short of being born with a secondary belly-button mouth. Elegantly express yourself with today's Groupon for dance camp and classes at San Elijo Dance & Music Academy and 4S Dance Academy. Choose between the following options:
- For $89, you get a weeklong dance camp (up to a $250 value).
- For $35, you get one month of dance classes with one class per week, including registration fee (a $103 value).
Veteran ballet dancers Lauri-Michelle and Benjamin Houk run a duo of prominent dance academies designed to aid children in the pursuit of toe-tapping excellence. Five four-hour days of dance camp break up the drudgery of summertime like an ice-cream truck breaks up a cul-de-sac water-balloon fight. Jazz Contemporary Hip-Hop workshop and the Ballet Summer Intensive offer various age-specific seminars for young hoofers all the way up to older teens, and the Mary Poppins Musical Theater Camp trains the starry eyes and limbs of Broadway-bound 6- to 12-year-olds. The academies' Dancing Princesses camp teaches 4- to 6-year-olds how to gracefully sway with any glass footwear or beast dance partner.
Groupon holders can also choose to participate in a month of dance instruction at either San Elijo or 4S. Progeny born with pointe shoes can jeté through all levels of ballet, or bend and move to the evocative movements of jazz and lyrical dance. Purveyors of proper prep as much as dance itself, members of San Elijo’s impressive staff coach pupils in the elasticizing ways of Pilates to ensure frames are as limber as a freshly stretched slinky.