Before Yoko Ono declared dance an art in 1952, hopelessly lost missionaries used it as a means of communicating their need for water and pan-seared foie gras to woodland tribespeople. Today's Groupon teaches that age-old means of communication: for $30, you get five dance or yoga classes at The Spot (a $60 value). The Thayer Street artist's collaborative offers creative dance and yoga classes taught by actual performance artists.
Ease into the day with a 6:45 a.m. Vinsyana yoga class with rising-sun salutations on Mondays or empower your prettiest part with a belly-dance class on Thursdays. Hula-hoop dance and urban hip-hop bring rhythm, grace, and choreography into any weekly routine or routine of salvaging dryer lint to stuff a spare mattress. New classes are added to The Spot's schedule about every six weeks, so fast learners can mix and match their five to master the fancy footwork of a wide array of dances (all classes must be redeemed within five weeks of attending the first session.)
The Spot's staff of performance-artist instructors is friendly and happy to help anybody perfect her body's bendiness in preparation for this year's regional roller-derby championship. Most classes take place within the walls of the gallery's colorful art collection, which showcases the work of more than 150 local artists. Email ahead to schedule your first class.