Some electronic dancing machines are conspiring a coup against real dancing by encouraging youth to furiously pound feet into innocent lights. Save the last dance with today’s Groupon to Vega Dance Lab. Vega offers body movers a variety of class styles, including burlesque-inspired, hip-hop cabaret, street jazz, break dance, and more. The schedule is flexible, offering classes every day of the week except Sunday, which is reserved for activities such as bootball and casketball. While all the classes are entertaining concepts, it’s Vega Dance Lab’s talented dance instructors who make each session a motivational embrace of your inner moves and newfound sweaty confidence. The studio is a massive loft-like space with hardwood floors and exposed brick.
Vega Dance Lab
After several years of suffering through classes filled with tweens, or missing sessions because of rigid scheduling, Evie Graham started her own dance studio. At Vega Dance Lab, everyone from people who have never strapped on groove shoes to seasoned students aged 16 and older can school their left feet or untalented dancing bears in nine dances on a drop-in basis. Shuffle-savvy instructors school pupils in proper ballet technique, burlesque-inspired choreography, and hip-hop cabaret, where dancers perform hip-hop moves with a cabaret-inspired flair.
Teachers also integrate dance into intensive workouts such as Cardio Funk, an exercise regimen set to hip-hop music, or Tease & Tone, a session divided between 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of dance. Lessons kick off six days a week in Vega Dance Lab’s spacious, graffiti-decorated warehouse where students can test their latest moves by dancing out of the way of oncoming forklifts.
1322 SE Water Ave.
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