20s Charleston / Jazz Roots Course 1
Find out why more and more Lindy Hoppers around the world are diving into the roots of jazz, Charleston, and solo dances!
This 6 week course designed by Anna Lambrechts (founder of the chorus girl troupe Diamond Girls) & Simon Selmon (one of the longest running full time professional Lindy Hop teachers in the world). This a progressive course that will help you master the first four stages of the classic Charleston going through to Lindy Charleston, the essential must know Jazz steps and how to improvise and develop your own style and character within the dance.
We will also learn some short choreographed routines. This class is about having the ability to express yourself, developing the mental skills to improve both improvise & learn routines. For some of you this may push you outside your comfort zone for others its just pure fun!
Either way at the end of this course you be a more confident dancer, with new skills that will improve your partnered Lindy and just make you a better person all round.
Where? CitySport, 124 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP.
Tubes: Barbican, Old Street
When? Sundays 20th January – 24th February 2019
Cost? £60 for 6 weeks
(including a special weekly handout and video recap by email and access to a private Facebook group to keep you motivated)
What will I learn?
The first four stages of the classic 20s Charleston
Traditional 20s Charleston vocabulary & styling
Solo 'Lindy' Charleston
Classic solo authentic Jazz/Jazz Roots/Boogie Woogie moves
New & old moves & stylings
How to flow between patterns
How to improvise
How to be creative with your dancing
Increased musicality awareness through specially designed routines & choreography.
Jam Circle Technique
Plus course attendees will receive a weekly handout and video recap by email so no problem is you have to miss a week.
You will also have access to a private Facebook group to ask questions and exchange with your fellow students.
Who is this course for?
Swing dancers who wish to work on their solo movement
Non-swing dancers but who have some background in other dances
Those who want to bust out a move or two on their own
Anyone who is serious about improving their dancing
Fun & Fitness
What is Charleston?
Think of the 20s and you immediately think of Charleston capturing the exuberant spirit of the age. (Not to be confused with the swing era 'Lindy Charleston' steps which are part of swing dance family).
Fast (frantic even!) with shimmying flappers, swiveling footwork and no inhibitions, whether it's solo or partnered, this dance is about having fun and going wild!
Considered reckless and decadent in an age of prohibition, traditional ballrooms displayed signs reading "Please Charleston Quietly".
But our Bees Knees are loud and proud - they'll have you swinging those arms and shaking your 'Black Bottom' like you never knew you could!
And if solo's not your style, toddle along to the Partnered Charleston class and step-touch your feet with a partner.
Who are your teachers?
We love to dance and we are passionate about sharing the magic that dance can bring into your life.
All our courses have been carefully designed by Simon and bring over 30 years of experience learning from many original and modern masters of the dance.
Can I drop in?
Sorry this is a progressive course, designed to be followed as a whole, if you are unable to attend a week you will receive the video review for you to practice on your own and we will help you catch up in the next class.
What happens in the unlikely event this course is not for me?
No problem we offer a 100% money back guarantee. If after you attend the first lesson this course is not for you just tell us at the end of the class and we will send you a full refund (including the first week which you can have on us), no quibbles, no fuss. 100% safe.
We offer two 20s Charleston / Jazz Roots courses (course 1 & 2), which are independent and can be taken in any order. Whilst we repeat many of the basics there are new variations on each course.