Dance can express what words cannot, whether it's the triumphant joy in a football player's posttouchdown pirouette or the passionate tango used to notify roommates that the basement is flooding. Transmit tidings with twinkling toes thanks to today’s Groupon: for $30, you get four one-hour dance classes (a $60 value) with NOLA Jitterbugs, which holds sessions at The Maison on Frenchman Street. The Jitterbugs’ cadre of dance coaches helps sustain the vivacious culture of jazz by offering traditional dance socials, educational workshops, and weekly classes that teach aspiring movers the grooves of jazz and swing. Use today’s deal to introduce your body to authentic jazz tapping, the close-up style of balboa, or level one lindy hop, which combines six- and eight-count basic swing moves, the classic Charleston, proper body-connection methods, and the elusive arts of leading and following without falling into another dimension.
- The NOLA Jitterbugs are a group of dance instructors who each specialize in their own form of jazz and swing dancing. Amy Johnson has 11 years of experience traveling and dancing worldwide. She is also credited as the founder of the national Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown competition. Shani Brown has 9 years of experience in swing, with her expertise in balboa. Chance Bushman is the program director of the NOLA Jitterbugs, and is also an accomplished lindy hop instructor, competitor, and social dancer both nationally and internationally. – Kristy Buchanan, Examiner