What is Charleston a Go-Go?
Whether you want to shake your tailfeather or party like it’s 1929, ‘Charleston a Go-Go!’ has the retro dance craze class for you…
Inspired by the flapper girls of the 1920s to the shimmy shaking go-go dancers of the 60s, my upbeat, high energy dance classes guarantee fun, fitness, and the chance to learn some of the most iconic dance moves of all time!
Expect healthy distraction and escapism from the stresses of modern life, all the benefits of exercise without having to 'ex-urgh-cise', and an incredible mood, energy and confidence boost – all set to a toe-tapping soundtrack of feel good retro music!
Why Charleston a Go-Go?
In June 2017 I was sitting in one of my favourite vintage American diners, and couldn't help thinking there was something I was missing...
I'd been teaching since gaining my degree in 2000, and had spent over a decade choreographing and teaching dance in and around Sheffield, both in mainstream education settings, and freelance for some amazing clients. All my life I'd had a passion for all things 'vintage'- showgirls, fashion, music, and film- and I decided it was finally time to combine those passions! I'd never really enjoyed partner dancing (what can I say? I am a natural leader!), and had an aversion to active wear (like Dita Von Teese, I find jogging bottoms 'chafe the soul', ha ha!) I struggled to find a dance or fitness class where I could dance to the music that I love, in the dance styles I am so passionate about.
It started me wondering....I can't be the only one, right?!
The seed for Charleston a Go Go was sown!
I'm a passionate believer that dance is for everyone, regardless of age, size, fitness level and ability - what really matters is how it makes you feel. When I'm not dancing I work as a Psychological Well-Being Practitioner, so trust me when I say I appreciate the need for a little escapism every once in a while! If I can make even just a few people feel how I feel after dancing, that will make me incredibly happy.
I'd love you to join me on my one-woman mission to help Sheffield find its 'Happy Feet' and shake all its cares away.
In the meantime... keep shakin' that thing!
Psssssst.. The best way to find out what I'm all about is to try a class for yourself, why not sign up for our next FREE taster session to find out more?
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