Horses are some of the most perceptive animals, as evidenced by the popular saying, "You can lead a horse to water but you can't explain his intimate knowledge of your childhood fears." Tap into equine insight with today's Groupon: for $17, you get one child or adult ticket (a $25 value for adults, $12.50 value for children ages 2-12) and a backstage tour (a $10 value) at The Dancing Horses Theatre in Delavan, near Lake Geneva. Children 2 and under are always admitted free. This Groupon is good for any show through June 30.
The Dancing Horses Theatre presents a spectacular show of incredible feats performed by magnificent equines and their talented trainers. The current act, “The Power of a Dream,” is a performance that brings nostalgia back in style with an artistic, creative nod to potent, non-Jell-O-related childhood memories. Various horse breeds display their particular dance fortes, such as the foxtrot, jitterbug, and electric boogaloo. Steeds and hominids alike are adorned in lavish, handmade costumes, presenting a one-of-a-kind cavalcade of exquisite grace. These glitzy beauties pose for photos at the show's end. The 30-minute post-show backstage tour includes a short riding and training demonstration, a behind-the-scenes stable tour, and a chance to ask your favorite horse for an autograph.
Though the show is a must-see for horse lovers of all ages, The Dancing Horses Theatre also has something for bird buffs. Each performance features a separate exotic bird show, in which parrots display skills beyond asking for crackers. Animal Gardens also features a friendly petting zoo with lambs, ducklings, and marmocoons.
Groupon tickets may not be upgraded to a meal performance, but a full concession stand is available at every show. It is recommended to arrive at 12 p.m. for 1 p.m. shows and 4 p.m. for 6 p.m. shows to see full exotic bird show.
The Dancing Horses Theatre
Recurring dreams can often be brief and haunting. But 6 miles west of Lake Geneva at a large theater in the center of 40 acres of wooded trails, Dana Montana happily watches her lifelong dream unfold. Here, she takes center stage to introduce up to 300 guests to her beloved purebred Arabian horses that majestically trot out to join her. They entertain audiences alongside expert acrobatic performers and trainers, whose resumés include stints with the Ringling Bros. Circus, Walt Disney World, and Arabian Nights.
Garbed in sparkling bridles and feather-plumed headdresses, the magnificent steeds wow the crowd with dazzling footwork and quotes from Shakespeare’s lesser-known horse plays. After the horse show concludes, bird fans and budding ornithologists can enjoy an exotic bird show.
5065 State Rd. 50
Delevan, Wisconsin 53115