Charleston Dance Classes
Learn to dance The Charleston with the fabulous instructors from jazzswingdance.co.uk! On the second and last Wednesday of every month we're hosting Charleston Dance Lessons from 7-9pm. Celebrating the oldest dance craze, the classes are an hour long and are appropriate for both beginners and intermediate levels. You learn from two instructors in an informal and fun way, dancing along to music of the 20's and 30's and electro swing. Its a fun, easy and very social dance that is perfect for fans of vintage style.
The Charleston is a dance named for the city of Charleston, South Carolina. The rhythm was popularized in mainstream dance music in the United States by a 1923 tune called "The Charleston" by composer James P. Johnson. It became an immediate hit and the dance simply followed. Today Charleston is an important dance in Lindy Hop dance culture, danced in many ways, either alone , with a partner, or in groups of couples or solo dancers. The basic step allows for a vast range of variations and improvisation and can be picked up easily.