Streams

Beginner Charleston Workshop

Saturday only, 1pm-5pm
Join us for a day of great exercise, tremendous fun and dazzlingly joyful music. Starting from scratch, spend a day with our team of teachers who will get you dancing away like there is no tomorrow. Apart from great learning, the day will also ensure you have fun, meet some other people and come away with a great sense of satisfaction. This workshop is aimed at beginner dancers – you may have been attending swing classes for less than 3 months if at all. These classes will introduce you to some fun and amazing solo Charleston moves as well as some classic vintage steps so you’re ready for the dance floor!

Beginner/Intermediate Charleston Workshop

Sunday only, 1pm-5pm
Ready to take things up a notch? Come and kick-start your Charleston with a day packed full of flashy moves and fantastic music! Work with our team of teachers on some fun solo Charleston and take your dancing to the next step. Apart from great learning, the day will also ensure you have fun, meet some other people and come away with a great sense of satisfaction. This workshop is aimed at beginner-intermediate dancers – you may have been attending swing classes for nearly a year or so and you are keen to try some new steps. These classes will boost your dancing and kit you out with some classic vintage steps ready for the dance floor!

Intermediate Solo Jazz and Charleston

Saturday and Sunday, 11.30am-5pm
You have some solo jazz roots classes under your belt but this may still be a little new to you. The basics are simple and you are familiar with fall off the logs, break steps and suzy Qs and you know the Shim Sham pretty well, and a few other routines too. You are starting to transition between different moves in between basics but feel slightly limited in your vocabulary and are still trying to find your voice in this dance style. You realise that there are a lots of other new moves out there and you still find it tricky at times to pick up new material but you are happy to keep honing your basics. You are getting better at picking up new material and routines and are becoming more confident doing solo jazz on the social floor and/or in competitions and performances but find that higher tempos are a bit challenging.

Advanced Solo Jazz and Charleston

Saturday and Sunday, 11.30am-5pm
This track is for dancers who have been dancing solo jazz roots on a regular basis for some time now and who may have also tried performing and/or competing. You have a strong understanding of the core repertoire and are starting to execute your own variations while still being inventive with the music. There may be some tricky movements that elude you but you pick up new material fairly quickly. You like to focus on technique and quality rather than quantity of moves. You have learnt a few complex routines such as the Big Apple or Trickeration and can pick up new material with confidence. There will be an added element of challenge in this track for those who are keen to push their dancing even harder – bonus tricks and tips optional!