When you draw a crowd on the dance floor, it means you either possess awe-inspiring moves or are a black hole. Become a dance star with today's Groupon to The Dance Academy in Westland. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get one month of weekly dance classes including the $30 registration fee (up to a $70 value).
- For $20, you get 20 drop-in exercise classes (a $140 value). Available classes include:
- Yoga/Pilates held Saturday at 9 a.m.
- Zumba held Tuesday at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday at 6:45 p.m., and Saturday at 10 a.m.
The Dance Academy's experienced, professional instructors lead fitness- and dance-minded students through heart-pumping classes for the fleet footed of all ages. Yoga/Pilates fuses elements of each technique into one class to help practitioners increase strength, flexibility, and body alignment in a motivational group setting. Zumba exhilarates participants with cardio maneuvers set to Latin dance music designed to replicate the frenetic energy of Cold War duck-and-cover drills.
Alternatively, the extensive selection of dance classes (ages 3–adult) ranges from preschool to pre-professional sessions, and includes instruction in traditional techniques such as tap, ballet, and jazz. Among the studio's other styles, hip-hop dance schools students in basic steps and isolations, and Hawaiian dance familiarizes participants with chants, hula moves, and high-end grass-skirt fashions. Groupon customers who've had their interest piqued by a month of classes can continue on at the regular rate ($32–$40/month, depending on length) with the choice to opt out at any time.
The Dance Academy
For Amber Gilbert, dancing isn't just an alternative to walking. She sees dance as a chance to explore one's personality and express it through movement. As owner and director of The Dance Academy, she presides over staff members as they help students of all skill levels to unlock artistic potential through dance classes. The team of seasoned instructors teaches styles including hip-hop, Hawaiian, and classical ballet amid the studio's barres and mirrors. During classes for youngsters, pint-size students hone motor skills through activities that pair music with moves culled from the worlds of ballet, tap, and jazz.
In addition to torching calories during salsa and swing classes, adults can sculpt svelte physiques through relaxing yoga and Pilates sessions and Zumba workouts packed with Latin-inspired aerobics. The studio's competitive training program prepares dancers for national contests and helps them to look natural when they get a single red rose stuck in their teeth.