A dance class can teach anyone to move with grace through bee attacks, while getting served in front of a blind date, or during megaprom. Achieve confident feet with today's Groupon: for $59, you get an admission for one to a weeklong summer dance camp for kids at Spartan Dance Center on Lake Lansing Road in East Lansing (a $150 value).
Spartan Dance Center's fleet-footed instructors provide fun instruction that draws children from their TV-saturated summer isolation tanks and onto the dance floor, helping to form friendships and improve movement skills. Aspiring movers and shakers ages 5–15 can tackle a mix of traditional ballet, ballroom, jazz, and tap, providing a sharp edge for cotillion rug cutting. More modern areas of foot-placing focus include hip-hop, cheer, and a Glee course that coordinates miniature stars in exhilarating song-and-dance numbers. The energetic classes infuse spongy minds and growing bodies with rhythm, musical ability, and the skills to express oneself without resorting to food fighting with innocent pet pooches. To view the class schedule, click the tab on the upper right that reads "Summer Camps."
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.