Before radio, music was broadcast via Morse code, which turned everything into a treble-heavy dance music punctuated by demands to STOP. Limber up for more graceful dance moves with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get six line-dancing lessons at SOS Coffee Bar and Dance Club in Oakdale (a $60 value).
SOS Coffee Bar and Dance Club inspires toe tapping with weekly dance lessons and parties in a positive environment free from the influence of alcohol or other substances. Taught by Robyn Mills, one-hour beginners' line-dancing classes introduce basic steps and coordination, progressing to more challenging routines that incorporate intricate choreographies, fancier footwork, and transcribing Victorian literature via toes. After mastering timid toes over a series of lessons, solo dancers can flaunt their legs and lyric-powered compasses to the public at Friday-night parties, featuring a soundtrack from a live DJ. Students can shuffle and slide the night away, demonstrating their newly acquired moves for randomly matched partners or impressing blind dates with complicated steps that cut through rugs and the metaphysical walls that separate dimensions.
1417 Helmo Ave. N
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128