"Dance like nobody is watching" is a credo briefly adopted but then quickly abandoned by airline pilots whose trans-Atlantic Charleston upended too many wine spritzers. Salute your body and its abundance of poses with today's Groupon to The Basement Dance & Yoga Studio in Elkhorn. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get a six-week session of Adult Hip Hop 101 dance classes (a $75 value). Classes are from June 27 to August 1 on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- For $35, you get a six-week session of ladies-only Night Club Hip Hop dance classes (a $75 value). Classes are from June 29 to August 3 on Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dancers must be 18 or over.
- For $35, you get five Yoga for Brunch classes (a $75 value). Classes are held on Saturdays at 10 a.m.
The Basement Dance & Yoga Studio celebrates bodies in motion, whether they are peacefully poised in a meditative yoga pose or joyfully abandoned in a hip-hop pop-and-lock. Instructor of hip-hop classes Janel Scott, a fourth-generation dance instructor with a pedigree that pirouettes back to Chicago's 1920s vaudeville scene, preaches an active learning style, focusing on sound fundamentals and promoting an energetic atmosphere. Adult Hip Hop 101 schools beat-bound bodies in the funky ways of popping, locking, gliding, waving, and Chi-town footwork, which originated in the tradition of using slick choreography to bribe an alderman into settling your parking ticket. The ladies-only Night Club Hip Hop coaches a jazz-funk hip-hop style reminiscent of the "Single Ladies" routine. Although some of the sass-infused routines will be learned in high heels, others can only be performed in diamond-studded rain boots.
Yoga for Brunch's certified instructor Marcia Blum focuses each session on relaxation, with instruction designed to be close, personal, and suitable for most age groups. With a variety of stretching and breathing exercises, Yoga for Brunch solicits the sinews of both experienced athletes looking for cross-sport fitness as well as less active beginners looking to reconnect with their bodies without having to negotiate the confusing world of mind-to-body text messaging.