Come ready to level up in our Beyond Beginner class with Jaron Ellis + Sara Lee Conners. They’ll cover the basics and then layer on some fun new techniques and variations. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and prepare for a kick step of a good time!
$10 drop in | Partner not required
The Charleston originated in the early 1900's by African American dancers on an island not far from Charleston, South Carolina. It was not until 1923 when the dance exploded into popular culture, when it was featured in a revue in New York City. The dance quickly rose in popularity conjoined with Ragtime Jazz music, ushering in the age of Flappers (female solo Charleston dancers), and eventually giving birth to Lindy Hop.
Charleston is forever connected to Lindy Hop both historically and culturally. It is an upbeat partnered dance that includes kicks, syncopation, and contra body movement.