Dancing is the second-best way to let the body do the talking, just short of being born with a secondary belly-button mouth. Elegantly express yourself with today's Groupon: for $125, you get one week of full-day children’s dance camp at Kids Etc’s Youth Movement Company on Roblin Boulevard (a $250 value). Camp sessions are valid for children ages 5–12, run 9 a.m.–3 p.m., and are available July 25–29 and August 15–19.
The experienced instructors at Kids Etc’s Youth Movement Company introduce tiny two-steppers to the art of dancing with a series of full-day camps designed to teach and entertain. In studios spacious enough to house a 20-foot nutcracker’s tutu, campers sample a bevy of dance styles, including jazz, ballet, and freestyle hokey pokey under the guidance of pirouetting pedagogues and atop raised Marley floors. Arts-and-crafts activities punctuate rhythmic movement sessions, giving neglected hands a chance to shine and allowing feet the opportunity to recuperate after cutting countless rugs into the shape of Fred Astaire’s face. Each session culminates with an end-of-week performance wherein parents can watch their whippersnappers light up the stage and show off their own routine of clapping and videotaping while waving like an encouraging flag. As lunch and snacks are not provided, children must bring along their own comestibles to keep tummies from growling out opposing choreography during class.