By age 8, John Stuart Mill had learned Latin and Greek, and had written a political treatise barring those with no knowledge of Latin or Greek from his tree house. Enliven your child's mind with today's Groupon: for $197, you get a two-week daytime dance camp at Twinkle Toes (a $395 value).
Directed by dancer and mom Karen Hayes,Twinkle Toes educates children about the joys of dance in a noncompetitive, fun environment. Instructors at Twinkle Toes respect the kids they teach and strive to create classroom atmospheres that keep children yearning to return to class like bear cubs to honey or Lego people to prefab houses. Summer dance camps allow children aged 4–10 to dance and play from 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m., complete with snacks and a hot lunch on Fridays. The musical-theater dance camp (July 5–July 15) teaches dancing, singing, and acting to develop future triple-threats and versatile undercover operatives.
The camp culminates in a musical-theater production produced by the campers themselves. The Sleeping Beauty ballet camp (July 18–July 29) celebrates the fun and whimsy of fairy tales with a focus on choreography and storytelling, while instantly quadrupling your child’s likelihood of ever using a spinning wheel. Let little ones get a taste of every dance style Twinkle Toes offers with the end-of-the-summer dance camp (August 1–August 12), which gives students an engaging survey of ballet, tap, hip-hop, and more. Kids also stretch their gummy little limbs in yoga classes and boogie down to live music provided by rollicking kiddie-friendly musicians. While a tantalizing hot lunch tickles diminutive taste buds on Fridays, dancers should bring a brown-bag lunch with them each day.
5917 N Figueroa
Los Angeles, California 90042