Having two left feet makes the art of seduction almost impossible, except when standing next to someone with four right hands. Beguile admirers no matter where you stand with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get four beginner adult dance classes each for two people at Bees’ Knees Dance (an $80 value). Classes take place at Robertson Hall in the Folk Arts Multicultural Centre.
Taking its name from 1920s dance slang, Bees’ Knees Dance introduces amateur duos to the joy and expressive power of dancing. Beginner Swing rotates material each month, alternating between intro to eight-count steps and intro to charleston steps, which are the foundations of swing, the lindy hop, and extreme hopscotch. In Beginner Movement, classes cover a variety of dances performed to corresponding music, ranging from swing and 1950s and ’60s rock ‘n’ roll to Bollywood and disco. Instructors promote a positive, enthusiastic energy, encouraging students to socialize and support one other as they build confidence and overcome anxieties about dancing at an upcoming driver’s licence renewal. The fall schedule starts September 12 and clusters classes on Monday nights, kicking off with Beginner Movement at 6 p.m., immediately followed by Beginner Swing at 7 p.m.