My friends and I went line dancing for my friend Michelle’s 20th birthday. Only about fifteen minutes from SLU is the greatest (and only) line dancing club in the St. Louis area. Known as “Wild Country,” the venue welcomes professionals and amateurs from near and far to come and dance the night away. Cowboy boots, jeans, flannel and huge belt buckles flood the dance floor as the die-hard line dancers and nervous wanna-be’s (like me!) move in unison to the country songs.
I’m not completely sure why, but college students LOVE Wild Country. It’s definitely more “country” than anyone in St. Louis could even pretend to be, but, nonetheless, students from SLU and all other area colleges flock to Wild Country for good times and good tunes.
College students get into Wild Country for FREE on Wednesdays! They play the regular country songs and everyone gets a good fixin’ of line dancing, but then they also hit the lights and turn on the lasers, playing contemporary pop music. While there this past week for Michelle’s birthday, I kicked my boots and clapped my hands to Zac Brown Band, I slow danced to Kenny Chesney, I “Wobbled,” and I even learned how to do the Gangnam Style dance!
Wild Country is perfect for a mid-week break, and a great place to meet other students that go to other colleges in St. Louis. It’s where we can all come together to socialize, dance, look stylish and/or foolish with our “country git-up,” and to leave our stress at the door. I can’t wait to go back soon!
Wild Country offers free line dancing lessons on Thursday evenings… I may need to hit one or two of those up before I return to the Wednesday night dance floor again to try and impress the prettiest “cowgirls” around! ;)
- Luke -