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 $27, you get five drop-in adult dance classes and a one-time free guest pass for your first visit (a $55 value) at Spartan Dance Center on Albert Avenue in East Lansing.
Choreographing in an array of dance styles, Spartan Dance Center lets local stars shine with adult drop-in classes for all skill levels ($11 per class, ages 16 and up). Aspiring movers and shakers can tackle a mix of traditional ballet, jazz, and ballroom courses, or branch out into more modern styles with hip-hop, breakdancing, and Zumba classes. A cast of musically savvy instructors apply experiential wits to each one-hour session, whether they are conjuring warm-weather-related passions through Latin dance and salsa, or showcasing Broadway-bound techniques with lyrical and urban tap moves.
The flexible class schedule requires no advanced registration, and dancers may also move between varying levels as they become more comfortable in their shoes or more uncomfortable with awkward toe movements. The free guest pass may be redeemed during your first visit, where you and a friend can form an unstoppable move-busting alliance. Previous experience and high-stakes dance-offs after class are optional.
Spartan Fit Center
Professional dancer Tiffany Russell's early career saw her gliding across some of the world's most prestigious stages, winning applause with her nimble footwork in productions of My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls, and The Wizard of Oz. When Tiffany and her family settled in Lansing, she had trouble finding a dance studio with the scheduling flexibility she needed as a parent and the challenge she craved as an artist who trained with the Russian Ballet Academy and the Broadway Dance Center.
She subsequently founded Spartan dance and Fit Center in 2010, where adults with hectic work schedules can shimmy in anytime for drop-in ballroom classes, and kids can find plenty of opportunity to study pirouettes and greco-roman swan wrestling in after-school ballet classes. The center's esteemed chorus line of dance teachers is well-versed in a multitude of performance styles, enabling wide-ranging instruction in dance varieties that include hip-hop, contemporary, and lyrical.