Due to a disturbing decline in dance lessons, most Americans can't tell a tango from a mango, let alone a mambo from a black mamba. Today's Groupon will help you avoid accidentally sweeping a venomous snake off its lack of feet: for $15, you can attend six group dance classes of your choice at JitterSwing Dance Clubs. This Groupon lets you sashay to either of JitterSwing's locations at Concord Farmers Club Hall or the St. Charles Moose Lodge. No partner is required.
JitterSwing's wide variety of classes for adults and young ones (sessions for 10–16 year olds start in June) have the power to restore even the stalest of shimmies. Get your leg-roots in touch with their local roots by learning the tricks to Social Swing, also known as St. Louis–style swing. For something slower with more stylish syncopation and modern musicality, jitterbuggers can shaky-insect to the latest tunes during West Coast Swing. Nightclub Two-Step slows things down and amps up the romance from the classic Country Two-Step. Latin lovers and Latin-lovers, meanwhile, can spicy up a slow weeknight with a salsa class, stationary Cha Cha, or the more adventurous Swango (swing meets tango). And in April, more-linear-minded hoofers got to bring their best zombie moves to a "Thriller" line-dancing class. Check JitterSwing's website for a complete monthly schedule and class descriptions.
JitterSwing's comfortable group settings are designed so that everybody gets to dance with everybody else. Although you can opt for a monogamous dance relationship if you want, instructors encourage students to mingle and twirl with a variety of partners, making your one-hour classes opportune times to make new friends and potentially spark a romance. And if shy guys can't think of anything to say to newly minted crushes, they'll get a second chance to wow them with fancified footwork during JitterSwing's nightly "open dance" session. Bring some comfortable dancing shoes, prancing pants, and sashaying skirts and enjoy a night of high-spirited hoofing with today's Groupon to JitterSwing Dance Clubs.
- JitterSwing Dance Clubs offer more variety in dance styles and music than any other club in St. Louis. – Barbara J.
- Great place to learn to dance. Either Swing or Line dances. Relaxed atmosphere and fun group of people! – Nancy S.
- The best dance instructors and the best events and parties. – Sharon B.
JitterSwing Dance Clubs
The team at JitterSwing Dance Clubs constantly assures their clients that “JitterSwing is our name ... it is not a Dance.” Thanks to film and music videos, swing dance conjures images of acrobatics and leaping bodies, but JitterSwing’s instructors are popular for their approachable St. Louis Imperial style, which is slower-paced and accessible to students of any age. They lead couples and singles through group and private sessions that cover many other types of swing dance as well as country two-step, the cha-cha, and the river waltz. Partners preparing for a wedding dance can take advantage of private lessons, and youths aged 10–16 are invited to the juniors program. In addition to the multiple locations where instructors conduct their sessions, JitterSwing staff members also come out to private events to instruct guests of all ages.