Plane delayed? Just dance those blues away

Off to Cuba? Better make a quick stop for a salsa lesson. Off to swinging London? How about a lesson in rock’n’roll dancing. Flying to the Games in Beijing? What better way to start your trip than a lesson in Oriental dance.

It’s summer in Europe and the airports are packed with travellers eager to get away to exotic destinations.

To help their customers really get into the holiday spirit, Parisian airports are offering free dance lessons in their terminals.

Off to Cuba? Better make a quick stop for a salsa lesson. Off to swinging London? How about a lesson in rock’n’roll dancing. Flying to the Games in Beijing? What better way to start your trip than a lesson in Oriental dance.

The lessons last 15 minutes, and passengers hear music and instructions from teachers through headphones. Aeroports de Paris, which runs the city’s airports, says 4000 people had already enjoyed free classes since the program started in late June.

Lessons are also offered in mambo, modern jazz, tango and hip hop.

Apparently Latin lessons are proving the most popular so far.

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