Monthly Archives: February 2014

Swing Dancing

Dawn and I danced at Midtown Stomp on Valentine’s Day this year. It was a blast! I am a terrible dancer!

First we attended an hour-long introductory swing-dancing class. By the end of the class, I could at least perform the basic steps – enough to get through a song without a disaster. (Dawn came into this knowing swing dancing basics, but the class still gave her a good refresher.)

The instructors impressed me – sound pedagogy, good energy – they did a great job of keeping a wide range of students engaged with the material. (I hope someday to teach martial arts, so I enjoy seeing how different people teach physical disciplines.)

Apparently, this happens every Friday night – it wasn’t just a Valentine’s thing. Every Friday – intro class from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM, dancing from 9:00 PM to midnight. And it costs just $8 per person.

If you get tired or thirsty, Bike Dog Brewing Co. is in the same building – I haven’t sampled their beer yet, but I’ve heard it’s good.

So, we will be going back for more. Let us know if you’re interested – we’ll get a big pile of friends together and do this thing.