The Charleston is a high-energy swing dance popularized by
Flappers in the 1920s. The basic step, consisting of kicks &
style, allows for a vast range of variations and improvisation and
is often done to fast music. Today Charleston is an important dance
in Lindy Hop & swing dancing and can be danced in many
permutations: alone (solo), with a partner, or in groups of couples
or solo dancers.
Charleston 1: 1920s Basics
Learn all basics of the dance that inspired the Lindy Hop! Not
only is the Charleston an energetic, exciting dance in and of
itself, but it's lots of fun to integrate into other forms of swing
such as Easy Coast and Lindy Hop. No experience or partner required
for this class.
Charleston 2: Intermediate Partnered Charleston
In this class, you'll progress through some of the many
different Charleston positions such as tandem, face to face, and
hand to hand, in addition to some cool new variations and higher
tempos. You will leave the class with confidence and a strong
vocabulary of moves to work with on the social dance floor.