Without dance, people could only hum along to “Macarena,” and Jane Austen characters would be forced to say what was really on their minds. Let movements speak with today’s Groupon to Spartan Dance Center in East Lansing. Choose from the following options:
- For $28, you get five drop-in dance classes (a $70 value).
- For $56, you get 10 drop-in dance classes (a $140 value).
- For $25, you get an adult Date Night ballroom workshop for one (a $56 value).
- For $45, you get an adult Date Night ballroom workshop for two (a $112 value).</p>
At Spartan Dance Center, trained young dancers teach fancier footwork to novices and advanced students alike in classes ranging from Zumba to ballroom dance. Dancers shake hips to Latin-influenced rhythms in Zumba classes, glide across the floor in Date Night ballroom workshops, imitate Hype Williams extras in music video hip-hop sessions, and drape their bodies artistically over tortilla chips in salsa classes. To prevent tots from getting trampled by pairs of left feet, Spartan Dance Center provides in-house childcare during ballroom classes for a $3 charge.
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.