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.

Too broke for a trainer? Try these free classes at Dancers Shape

Dancers Shape will host a free four-week fitness series. Photo courtesy Dancers Shape

 

I say it all the time: You don’t have to pay a lot of money to get in shape.

Every Monday for the next four weeks, Dancers Shape will offer free outdoor workouts at Bee Cave Central Park,

13742 Bee Cave Parkway in Bee Cave.

The free four-week fitness series, Pilates in the Park, starts with a mat class at 9:30 a.m. April 30 and continues at the second time the next three Mondays.

The classes will take place at 9:30 a.m. Mondays at Bee Cave Central Park. Photo courtesy Dancers Shape

The one hour, full body classes will combine traditional elements of pilates, yoga and barre into a quick-paced flow on the mat, according to a press release. The classes will focus on functional movement to build core strength. Bring your own mat, water and full length towel. The group will meet under the pavilion at the park.

The park is next door to the new Dancers Shape studio at Hill Country Indoor. For more information go here.

The free series focuses on core strength. Photo courtesy Dancers Shape

Want to get fit on the cheap? Try this free bootcamp

Gold’s Gym locations in Austin will offer free bootcamps on weekends throughout the month of April. Photo courtesy Gold’s Gym

 

More for your free fitness files …

Gold’s Gym is offering free bootcamp classes on weekends throughout the month of April. All Austin Gold’s Gyms are participating, but schedules vary by location.

For a complete schedule, go here, select a location and click “see class schedule” to see when the bootcamp is offered.

Gold’s Gym operates the gyms at the following locations in the Austin area:

• Bee Caves, 12480 Bee Caves Road

• Downtown, 115 East Sixth Street

• Highland, 6001 Middle Fiskville Road

• Austin North, 9101 Research Boulevard

• Austin South, 4404 W. William Cannon Drive

• Austin South, 1701 W. Ben White Boulevard

• Austin Southeast, 801 E. William Cannon Drive

• Westlake, 701 S Capital of Texas Highway

• San Marcos, 1180 Thorpe Lane

• Anderson Arbor, 13435 North U.S. Highway 183, Suite 102

• Cedar Park, 1335 East Whitestone Boulevard

• Cypress Creek, 1314 Cypress Creek Road

• Georgetown, 1019 West University Avenue, Suite 100

• Pflugerville, 21315 North State Highway 130, northbound service road

• Hester’s Crossing, 2400 South Interstate Highway 35

• North Round Rock, 4201 Sunrise Road

• Techridge, 235 Canyon Ridge Drive