To spice up a dance routine, professionals will wear bedazzling outfits or substitute their partner for a burlap sack filled with fireworks attached to a timer. Go for the pros with today's Groupon to Trudy's School of Dance on James Island. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get 30 days of unlimited dance lessons for ages 3–7 (a $210 value).
- For $40, you get 30 days of unlimited dance lessons for ages 8–adult (a $210 value).
- For $200, you get a 90-minute Carolina-shag lesson and dance party for 10 (a $550 value).
For 72 years, the family of instructors at Trudy's School of Dance has inspired dancers from head to toe with classes ranging from classic ballet to freestyle hip-hop to the fancy partner footwork of the Carolina shag. Students of all ages pack into two spacious studios, undulating their way through lessons in tap, ballet, jazz, or lyrical dance, all structured according to National Dance Standards. Featured on MTV's Made, hip-hop instructor Neasy Griffin oils students' joints for flawless popping and locking, and national shag dance champion Linda Walker guides novice hip swivelers through the jaw-dropping kicks, spins, and handshakes of South Carolina's state dance. Foot-tapping pros at Trudy's thrust exercise-minded participants through a gauntlet of fitness-themed classes as well, offering such calorie-burning courses as the hip-hop Workout JamCrew, the rhythmic Tapercise, or the heart-pounding course in cardio shoe-tying.
After a 90-minute lesson with the revered shag-stepper Linda Walker, groups of 10 students can dance the night away using their newly gained confidence and steps shaggier than the carpet of a time machine that only visits the 1970s. The mavens of movement at Trudy's place students into classes based on age and ability to better meet their needs, and the expansive schedule accommodates even the busiest of quicksteppers.
830 Folly Rd.
Charleston, South Carolina 29412