Since bodies don't come with owner's manuals, people spend untold quantities of energy learning to walk, wrestling with fork technique, and mistakenly using their mouths as decorative vases. Learn to use your body properly with today's Groupon: for $30, you get four drop-in dance classes at DC Dance Collective located between Tenleytown and Friendship Heights (up to an $80 value).
An internationally taught troupe of instructors cultivates mellifluous movement and lively limbs through DC Dance Collective's mélange of artistic instruction in more than 15 types of dance. From straightening spines in classical techniques to bending backs in proper pop-and-lock procedure, choreography connoisseurs will find a fit for any style in the expansive class schedule. Beat buffs can hone hips in energetic hip-hop, flamenco, or salsa classes, and shoes sullied from accidental walks through puddles of molten platinum can find their calling in an array of tap dance styles. Instruction in Zumba, cardio funk, and kickboxing gratifies sweat glands with fast-paced workouts aimed at amping strength and heart rates.
DC Dance Collective
DC Dance Collective is on a mission: to open the world of dance to everyone. And it takes that seriously—low-income dancers are encouraged to volunteer at the front desk in exchange for class credits. This communal spirit of creative exercise and collaboration realizes the dream of founder Nancy Newell, whose impressive 49-year dance career includes curating two Smithsonian series based on tap.
Dance Studio Life rightly describes DCDC as "an anomaly among studios in its region for both its collective approach and its vast offerings." In the lobby, which "feels more like a living room," the friendly instructors welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to pick from an eclectic assortment of dance styles, ranging from classics such as tap, ballet, and jazz to diverse styles such as hula, salsa, flamenco, belly dance, and Sri Lankan dance. Hip-hop and break-dancing classes help dancers find their inner funk without GPS, and Zumba fitness dance classes get everyone sweating to global party beats with Latin-inspired moves.
AU Park - Friendship Heights - Tenley
4908 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20016Get Directions