Learn to dance at the Paris airports

I’ve always thought that a great service for air travelers would be gate-side mini-courses in everything from the ancient history to CPR or packing. Now comes word from Paris that the airports there are offering free dance classes.

Since the end of June, the Ecole des Vacances holiday school has been offering free dance classes at both Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports. According to this news report, lessons in salsa, cha cha, and disco are offered in boarding lounges and last 10 to 15 minutes.

Each specially-designed airport dance studio has the requisite mirrors and overhead disco ball and

“[i]n order not to disturb the other travellers, the music and trainer advice are broadcast through a cordless headsets. Passengers can dance and sing on a …silent floor!”

The free, “L’Ecole des Vacances” dance courses take place weekends, through August 17th, from 10 am to 6 pm at both Orly and Charles de Gaulle airports.

Now if they’d just throw in a free packing class, I might be able to find room for my dancing shoes…

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