Dip, turn, curtsy and learn, with dear old dad! The Jewish Community Center of St. Louis is offering Daddy Daughter Dance lessons on Sundays July 11th through 25th from 1-2 p.m. at the Marilyn Fox Building in Chesterfield.  Daddy’s little girls in first through fifth grades will learn dance techniques spanning ballroom, jitterbug, line dancing and hip hop.  The culmination of classes will be the Daddy Daughter Dance on August 1st from 7-9 pm at the Marilyn Fox Building, where father-daughter teams can show off their new moves in style.

Dance is a life-long social skill set. Knowing your way around the dance floor, especially in a partnered-style, proves invaluable at school dances, weddings and festive affairs, even all the way through adult life. And just like tap-dancing, once the rhythm is understood, it never truly leaves you.

Ballroom dancing is the most classic and graceful style of dance that has been a favorite American pastime since the early 20th Century, and the jitterbug is more of an up-tempo swing. Line dancing gained popularity through country music, but also has pop-influenced variations. The most modern dance style covered is hip hop, the dance genre that is the product of rap music, and who wouldn’t want to see Dad try that?

The Daddy Daughter Dance is another unforgettable experience and bonding exercise brought to you by family friendly programming at the J. The cost per couple is $50 for members and $60 for the public including dance classes and the Daddy Daughter Dance, or $20 for members and $30 for the public per couple for the Daddy Daughter Dance only. Register for the Daddy Daughter Dance at the JCC here.