Recent studies show that people who break dance tend to possess above-average strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as a significantly lower risk of getting served. Hone this vital skill with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get one month of break-dancing, popping, locking, or choreography classes at Tunay Ink Hip Hop & Break Dancing Studio (a $50 value).
With classes designed to meet the needs of both beginner and advanced dancers, Tunay Ink instructors educate hip-hop hopefuls in the techniques and aerobic benefits of this popular street dancing style. Amid solid beats and graffitied brick walls, dance disciples can learn the primary elements of breaking before defying gravity and hair-spray hold with head spins. The popping savvy can lord over subservient muscle serfs with a series of classes that teach both popping techniques and effective employment of hip-hop lingo, or weekly locking classes that appeal to the acrobatically inclined with physically demanding moves, such as carrying a sleeper couch up three flights of stairs.
An early form of hip-hop dance, breaking often involves battles, in which combatants show off technical skills and double-jointedness amid feats of tongue-in-cheek bravado. All of Tunay Ink's instructors compete in breaking competitions worldwide, including UBC events, rendering them more than able to transform any krump-less caterpillar into a beautiful b-boying butterfly.