A highly creative form of self-expression, dancing is a rigorous exercise and the only way to officially indicate a touchdown. Get into the scoring swing of it with today's Groupon: for $45, you get one month of two classes per week and a waived enrollment fee (a $30 value) at World Ballet Inc. (a $111 total value).
Operating under the guidance of internationally acclaimed artistic director Henry Hernandez, World Ballet provides training for dancers of every skill level using the Vaganova method. A groovy schedule of dance classes transforms turbulent twirls into graceful pirouettes under the tutelage of the talented and experienced faculty, and Groupon holders can mix and match semiweekly classes into a hopping curriculum. During adult ballet classes, instructors emphasize body alignment and technique, improving poise, grace and the likelihood of sticking a rooftop leap during a getaway run. Alternate pliéd practice with one-hour Stretch & Conditioning classes to help fortify core muscles and sculpt a svelte dancer's figure. With four levels of instruction, children gain an appreciation of ballet and jazz as art forms, setting the foundations for technical aptitude and creativity in movement.
Tallahassee's World Ballet
In August 2008, Tallahassee gained 6,000 square feet of dance space and a bunch of skilled dancers to fill it. Under the leadership of artistic director Henry Hernandez, the instructors of World Ballet help the next generation of dancers learn to leap, twirl, and avoid hurting gravity's feelings too badly. The performance arm of the organization brings to life classic ballets such as The Nutcracker and A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as contemporary creations set to rock music.