Hankering to do the jitterbug but don't have a partner? Does your significant other have two left feet?
Why not hire yourself a 'taxi dancer'. A long-lost profession that is now enjoying a revival, it turns out many people will pay to be twirled properly on the dance floor.
The term 'taxi dancer' originates from the 1920s and is derived from the fact that a dancer's pay is proportional to the amount of time spent with a patron, like that of a taxi driver. For example, in Berlin between the two world wars, ousted aristocrats and jobless army officers with posh manners began earning money spinning ladies in the city's many dance halls. Apparently, Hollywood director Billy Wilder, allegedly worked as a taxi dancer in Berlin for several months in 1926 whe he was 20 years old.