Although swing dancing is now considered a healthy pastime, it was once thought to stem from the demonic possession of practitioners' pants. Prove science right (or wrong) with today's Groupon: for $5, you get to drop in at 8 p.m. on May 7, 2010, for a one-hour swing-dancing class followed by a three-hour open dance featuring live music by Phat Cat Swinger at Midtown Stomp Swing Dancing, a $12 value. Beginners are welcome—you'll be out on the dance floor after just one lesson.
Busting a move you've never busted before—be it a contemporary ballet move, a jazzercise move, or a well-coordinated move to a nicer part of town and away from that mouthy opossum that keeps opening your mail—is a great way to get exercise, learn a new skill, and meet new and graceful friends. At Midtown Stomp, partners are encouraged to rotate, making the lessons as social as the open dance to help dancers learn new moves and catch the dance bug. Live music during the open dance will be provided by Phat Cat Swinger, a Hasselhoff-approved band that has toured the country and performed with Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, Royal Crown Revue, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, and The Coasters.
Get an extra Groupon and bring a partner, or go stag and get to know some swinging new people at Midtown Stomp, but remember that this Groupon is for the Friday, May 7, class and open dance only. You can purchase up to 10 Groupons with today's deal, so grab your wedding party and hit the dance floor for some pre-marital practice, or take the gals from work for a post-timesheet office-gossip session. Arrive early to check in and remember to wear your dancing cummerbund.
Though the historic building lacks AC, people love sweating it out on the Midtown Stomp dance floor. Five Yelpers give it 4.5 stars, and more than 150 CityVoters rave about Midtown Stomp, naming it the city's best nightlife live-music venue in 2007 and awarding it third place in 2009:
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