Some people are insecure in their ability to boogie and require glugs of alcohol to get in the groove. Others will take any minor event and hold a dance party in its honor--whenever, wherever. If one of your New Year's resolutions is to become freer with your footsteps, a good place to start is the four-week Simply Swing Series for Beginners at the Dance Arts Academy.
For only $45 per person, you can learn how to jump, jive and wail in the East Coast swing-style with teacher Lori Anne Gonzalez, a credentialed American-style ballroom instructor. Gonzalez will go over things like timing, footwork and leading/following at a studio located in the El Dorado business campus on the southwest corner of Eagle and Overland in Meridian.
Though ballroom shoes aren't required for the class, it still requires a little planning on your part. Dancers are encouraged to sign up early, as the class fills up fast. There is also a one-time registration fee of $15.90 per person or $26.54 per couple.
And if swing isn't exactly your thang, be sure to check out the other classes offered--like Social Success for Beginners and Pre-competitive International Style for Beginners--at teachmetango.com.