Come learn the basics of this fabulous dance style with Jaron Ellis + Sara Lee Conners, every Sunday night in September as they break down this fun, upbeat dance. Bring comfortable shoes, a water bottle 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.