Swing dancing hearkens back to a time when men were called "guys," women were called "dames," and soda was called "multivitamins." Learn timeless moves with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $25 for one four-hour dance workshop for one ($50 value)
- $49 for one four-hour dance workshop for two ($100 value)
- $75 for three four-hour dance workshops for one ($150 value)
- $89 for three four-hour dance workshops for two ($300 value)
Workshops teach individuals or pairs the dances of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. Sessions are available every month; see the website for details.
Dan & Lainey
With their vintage style and gleaming smiles, Dan Newsome and Lainey Silver look the part of the consummate 1950s swing-dancing duo. They also look like the couple that nobody would want to compete against in a dance contest—they've been awarded dozens of titles over the past decade. But instead of hoarding their hoofing knowledge in an impenetrable plastic sleeve, they freely share it with aspiring dancers during engaging classes and workshops. In lessons for first-time and returning students, Newsome and Silver spread the joys of social dancing while introducing steps in styles such as the Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Charleston. They're even experts in tap dancing and slow blues dancing, and can prepare newlyweds for a swinging wedding dance. As for what drives the pair, it's simple—they're not just lovers of classic dance, they're preservationists with a passion for keeping the moves of the 1920–1950s alive.