30s Charleston - A 3 week series at The Dance Space
30s Charleston is a part of Lindy Hop, a dance that evolved from Partner Charleston in Harlem in the late 20s and early 30s. 30s Charleston is well-suited to energetic music and offers a simple, fun, and visually impressive way to dance to faster music.
In the Beginner series, we’ll work on the technique of 30s Charleston including body positioning, timing, efficiency, and lead/follow technique. From these fundamentals we’ll build several basic Charleston patterns. In the Intermediate series, we’ll apply these principles to explore improvisational movements that are danced in reaction to the music and in real time. Styling and energetic variations will also be introduced. An informal audition is required for participation in the intermediate series – to qualify, dancers should feel comfortable with the basic movements of 30s Charleston.
Intermediate dancers are strongly encouraged to also participate in the beginner series to solidify their fundamentals.
No partner is required. Further details:
|Taught by:||John Ennis and Ruth Brown|
|When:||First 3 Thursdays in April|
|Where:||The Dance Space (6004 West Broad Street in Richmond, VA)|
|Time:||7pm to 8pm – Intermediate|
|8pm to 9pm – Beginners|
|Cost:||Individual classes: $15 for general public/$10 for students (no drop-ins after first week)|
|Single series:||$25 for general public/$15 for students|
|Both series:||$35 for general public/$25 for students|
|Questions:||Contact John Ennis at firstname.lastname@example.org|