Lindy Jazz tutors Joo-Lee Stock and Andy Lewis, who teach regular swing dance classes in the North East, will be putting Stockton through its paces with a three-hour workshop on the world renowned dance, in their clear and friendly teaching style.
The Charleston was one of the dances from which Lindy Hop and Jazz Roots developed in the 1930s. A slightly different form of Charleston became popular in the 1930s and ’40s, and is associated with Lindy Hop.
Today, Charleston is an important dance in Lindy Hop dance culture, danced solo, with a partner, or in groups of couples or solo dancers. The basic step allows for a vast range of variations and improvisation.
On Saturday 27 April at ARC, Joo-Lee Stock and Andy Lewis will start at the beginning and dance experience is not needed to join in. The steps are quick to pick up and you will be taught how to put your own style into this lively and expressive dance. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to get up and dance to most music played at swing dance or jazz band events. You just need to bring flat or low-heeled shoes with a smooth sole, a bottle of water and be prepared for plenty of fun and laughter!
• Lindy Jazz presents Do The Charleston at ARC on Saturday 27 April from 10.30am – 1pm Tickets are priced F: £7.50 and can be purchased here.
Image courtesy of Jazzy Lemon.