Swing dance originated in the early 20th century, forcing the human species to grow opposable thumbs and hop out of their tree swings. Take advantage of the new human condition with today’s Groupon: $3 gets you a one-hour swing-dance lesson (a $6 value) any Tuesday night from Jumpin’ Jive Swing Dance at the Milwaukee Ale House. This Groupon also applies to Tuesday, June 15, when the lesson takes place at the Wherehouse.
On Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m., eager beginners and their optional dates can pick up a basic swing-dance lesson to sop up the rudiments of rocking, stepping, and levitating. As this is a novice class, students need not fear being out-jitterbugged, and can feel comfortable taking in the footy wisdom of Jumpin’ Jive's experienced swing instructors. After the hour-long lesson spins to a conclusion, newly confirmed swingsters have the option to utilize their recently acquired steps in an open DJ dance session until the clock strikes 11:30 p.m.
Jumpin’ Jive’s Maureen Majeski and Stephanie Wise combine years of experience, expert instruction, and a sincere love for swinging to mold a roomful of clumsy left feet into a dancehall of rhythmic right-footed Capezios. Surrounded by the Ale House’s brick walls, overhead ducts, and brightly painted canvases, dancers can make new friends or tread upon the feet of old ones while sweating, twirling, and burning enough calories to power a tiny hovercraft.
This Groupon is only good for new customers. Each Groupon covers one person, even if you bring a partner.
Play in the City says:
- I really appreciated the organization and instruction of the class. I liked how the moves were broken down step by step and how we learned them individually first, and then with a partner – it made me feel more in control and comfortable with the steps. – Play in the City