Would you wake up early for a dance party at an Austin mansion? Daybreaker will

Daybreaker will host an early morning dance party on Aug. 3. Photos courtesy Daybreaker

Would you get up at the crack of dawn for a house party?

Daybreaker is throwing an ’80s morning dance party, starting with a 6 a.m. fitness class followed by two hours of dancing (with reckless abandon, according to the website) in a historic Austin mansion.

That should leave you pumped for a day at the office, don’t you think?

The party starts with a 6 a.m. fitness class, followed by two hours of booze-free dancing. Photo courtesy Daybreaker

The party takes place at the Graeber House, 410 East Sixth Street. Early risers can show up at 6 a.m. for an hour-long fitness class. Or sleep an extra hour and arrive in time for the 2-hour dancing free-for-all to ’80s music. Shoulder pads, leg warmers and MC Hammer dance moves are encouraged.

The party includes DJs and musical guests, plus coffee, juice and healthy snacks.

It’s a no booze event, or, as the website says: “We don’t need alcohol. We don’t need to pretend to be someone else. We come as we are to sweat, dance and connect with ourselves and each other. See you on the dance floor.”

Tickets are $15 to $20. To register, go here.

Get your groove on with $10 classes at Ballet Austin on National Dance Day

Visitors can try a variety of dance classes for $10 at Ballet Austin this Saturday. Photo courtesy Ballet Austin

National Dance Day rolls around this Saturday, and Ballet Austin is offering $10 classes to celebrate.

Participants can learn the moves for this year’s official National Dance Day routine, to Kylie Minogue’s song “Dancing.” They can also take classes in Afro-Brazilian dance, Arms & Abs 60-Minute Stretch, Cardio Hip Hop, ballet, hip hop, Rio-style Samba, Jazz Turns & Jumps, Videodance Britney’s Toxic and Zumba.

The event runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. No dance experience is necessary. Open to adults and children ages 10 and older.

Ballet Austin is located at 501 W. 3rd Street. For more information go here.

Want to dance like Michael Jackson? Check out this free class Thursday

The public is invited to a Michael Jackson dance class on Thursday at the Long Center. Photo courtesy Butler Dance

Michael Jackson may be gone, but you can still try to duplicate his moves at a free dance class Thursday night.

Ballet Austin and the Butler Center for Dance & Fitness present the Michael Jackson’s BAD class, which will take place on the Dell Hall Stage at the Long Center, 701 West Riverside Drive. Doors open at 7 p.m., instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and the dancing continues until 8:45 p.m.

All ages and dance levels are welcome. For more information or to register in advance, go here.

Prefer a different type of dance? A Bollywood Dance Night with Prakash is scheduled for Aug. 9.