Knowing basic dance steps can reduce tension in many situations, including weddings, fundraising dance marathons, and convincing skeptical herons of the sincerity of your romantic intentions. Dance your way to a date with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a four-week swing-dancing course at Big City Swing (up to a $65 value).
Big City Swing accommodates boogiers of all levels with swing-dancing courses that instruct even the leftest of feet in the art of leading and following. Beginner swing classes last one hour each week for four weeks, and funambulists can swing solo, or bring along a partner for synchronous instruction. The flexible class schedule easily accommodates 9-to-5 lifestyles, ensuring danseuses don't miss out on cutting a rug because of their lion-taming day jobs. Many of Big City's instructors boast more than 10 years of experience, and all of them possess high energy, an engaging attitude, and a healthy sense of humor. After the course ends, pupils looking to extend their feet-focused learning can take home one of Big City Swing's instructional DVDs for an additional fee, which cover advanced steps such as side passes and traveling using kick steps, ideal for creating a routine to upstage the local middle school's Double Dutch team.
Big City Swing
Big City Swing’s mantra is to be fit, be fun, and be social, and it conquers all three of these goals by teaching dance styles that stem from the social clubs of the Prohibition era. Within the spacious ceilings and exposed brick walls of the studio, instructors delve into swing dance and Lindy Hop styles characterized by twirling, leg kicks, and lightning-fast rhythms.
Courses are taught in a four-week series or single-session workshops that also cover styles such as Balboa, the Charleston, and blues. Students seeking more individualized attention can schedule a private lesson or eschew the tradition of the post-nuptial hokey pokey by enrolling in the wedding-dance program. In addition to studio and onsite instruction, Big City Swing’s professional team also performs choreographed numbers at special events. Free street parking is available near the studio.
1012 W Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607