Recent studies show that people who dance tend to possess above-average strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as a significantly lower risk of getting served. Hone this vital skill with today’s Groupon: for $24, you get four drop-in dance classes at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center (a $50 value) in Berkeley. You must complete the remaining three classes within 28 days of your first visit. This Groupon is valid for daily drop-in adult classes only, and it cannot be used for master classes or workshops.
The Shawl-Anderson Dance Center offers a slew of adult classes each week in a non-competitive environment that welcomes dancers of all skill levels. Instructors have years of performing, choreographing, and teaching experience to bestow high-caliber training upon their eager pupils. Tutued beginners tulle up for ballet or prepare for overdressed conditioning during Pilates. The Horton Modern Technique focuses on flexibility and strength, lengthening spines and hamstrings like ropes of sentient saltwater taffy. Unleash inner b-boys and girls through a series of intricate pops and locks during a 75-minute hip-hop class (clean sneakers required). More experienced toe tappers can try to grab hold of contemporary jazz after firmly grasping modern, jazz, or ballet. Founded by Frank Shawl and Victor Anderson in 1958, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center’s classes were first taught above a liquor and tobacco store on College Avenue and have since been moved to a beautiful Craftsman across the street, which houses four sunny studios for twirling, jumping, and gooey spinal articulation. Use today’s deal to shower new dance moves on unsuspecting party guests and supermarket checkout lines.
- …the studio grew into a full-blown dance center with studios, performance space, master classes, workshops and an Artist in Residence program with the distinct goal of cultivating artists in the community and providing them with the “time and space to create work, free of expectations of an end product.” – Voice of Dance
- I really like that there are classes going on all the time, so it's easy to find a class to take. – Anne F., Yelp