Like defusing a bomb, a well-executed dance routine requires concentration, skill, and a nervous partner who questions your every move before unexpectedly jumping out of a window. Blow onlookers away with explosive dance moves thanks to today’s Groupon: $70 gets you a nine-week hip-hop dance class (a $150 value) at Shaker Dance Academy in Beachwood. Classes are scheduled between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Shaker's professional-dancer founders Tracey and Jonathan Webb employ a team of experienced instructors to inculcate your body's fancy-free bases with awe-inspiring moves. Once dancers have been divided into groups for ages 6 to 8 and those 9 to adult—with levels appropriate for beginners and beginning-to-advanced students—students learn to express themselves by hopping hiply, slipping into grooves that stretch limbs, strengthen muscles, and rattle the bass on cardio boom boxes. Lads longing for a go-to dance move more masculine than giggling coquettishly behind lace fans can find one during Shaker's Boys Beginner & Advanced Hip Hop class. Appropriate attire includes jazz shoes, black leotard or T-shirt, and black jazz pants or shorts. View the class schedule and registration forms online, as well as friendly answers to incessantly asked questions.