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 $25, you get three 30-minute private dance lessons for an individual or couple, six adult group lessons, or six juniors group lessons (for students ages 10 to 16) at JitterSwing Dance Clubs (up to a $60 value).
JitterSwing's spirited instructors school students in a global gamut of dance styles during twice-weekly classes. Private lessons in the Social Swing, also known as St. Louis–style swing, entwine leg roots with cultural roots, and the Stationary Cha-Cha inspires rhythmic hip swiveling. Singles or couples can flow through the romantic River Waltz or Nightclub 2-Step as demonstrated by a hip-wagging chaperone. One-on-one lessons can also include styles such as the West Coast Swing, traditional Country 2-Step, or Line Dancing, ideal for lending artistic relief to café lunch lines.
JitterSwing's one-hour group classes encourage partner switching, allowing dancers to mingle, twirl, and exchange whispered lullabies with a variety of partners. Sample any of the aforementioned styles or spice up a slow weeknight with Salsa lessons or the more adventurous Swango (swing meets tango). Following private or group lessons for adults on Wednesdays and Fridays, high-energy hoofers enjoy free admission to dance sessions. Juniors can enroll in special sessions of the West Coast Swing, and those ages 16 and up may partake in the regulation-sized offerings.
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.
10140 Concord School Rd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63128