Dancing is the second-best way to let the body do the talking, just short of being born with a secondary bellybutton mouth. Elegantly express yourself with today's Groupon: for $20, you get admission to 10 dance sessions hosted by the Austin Swing Syndicate that includes free lessons at 8:15 p.m. (a $50 value). The dances take place on Thursdays from 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion. Customers are not required to bring a partner, as singles will be paired up.
During each Thursday Night at the Fed, the Austin Swing Syndicate transforms a ballroom into a social haunt filled with hundreds of dancers of all ages and capering capabilities. The post-sundown boogie kicks off with an hour-long introductory lesson where novices learn the basics of dancing the swing and the Charleston while experienced dancers limber up and calibrate their rug-cutting devices. Gambol into the main hall where a DJ doles out mellifluous music and lindy-hop tunes or venture into the second side-room to beat feet to a different set of songs that varies from night to night. Swing Syndicate suggests that participants come dressed in comfortable clothes and consider bringing an extra set as the active style of dance often causes a degree of perspiration usually reserved for skateboarding inside a volcano.
2312 San Gabriel St.
Austin, Texas 78705Get Directions