The Charleston a Go-Go Summer School!
Just because school is (almost) out for summer, it doesn't mean it’s out forever! Once again, it's time to rip up the rule book for the annual Charleston-a-Anything-Goes Summer School. This July and August we're offering four exclusive one-off workshops where you can learn a whole routine, from beginning to end, in one evening. With inspiration from the Twenties right through to the late Sixties, as always the emphasis is on mood-boosting fun and escapism from modern life. Whether you're a regular class go-er, are looking for a one-off chance to dance with us, or have never been to class before, everyone is welcome and you can attend as many or as a few workshops as you like.
TUESDAY 25th July, 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
SILVERSCREEN CHORUS LINE
Lights, camera, action! It’s time to step into line and indulge your old Hollywood showgirl dreams. In this vintage chorus line workshop we’ll be taking classic Charleston and vintage Jazz steps, and sprinkling them with some Silverscreen magic. By the end of the session we’ll have a fabulous group dance ready for any MGM sound stage - think classic kicklines, Busby Berkeley inspired patterns, and most of all, lots of fun!
TUESDAY 1st AUGUST, 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
BURLESQUE - THE RETURN!
Shimmy and strut your way to feeling fabulous with this sassy burlesque-inspired workshop. We’ll be uncovering the secrets of posing like a pin-up (family photographs will never be the same...), bumping and grinding our way through classic burlesque tunes and exploring the art of the glove peel. For our big reveal, you'll learn SIX different ways to twirl a tassel!! (Don’t worry, clothes will stay on, and tongues will be firmly in cheeks!)
TUESDAY 8th AUGUST, 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
ON TUESDAYS WE WEAR PINK (SHOELACES!)
Dig out your matching hat, gloves and handbag and make like a 1950’s Manhattan housewife for this Marvellous Mrs Maisel inspired workshop. We’ll have a giggle 'getting in shape' the retro way with some 1950’s callisthenics, before starring in our own very own TV special and demonstrating the latest dance craze, viral sensation Pink Shoelaces! We might even get right down to the real ‘Nitty Gritty’ dance, which no doubt inspired Mrs Maisel choreographer Marguerite Derricks.
TUESDAY 15th AUGUST, 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
ELVIS - THE COMEBACK SPECIAL!
It's our annual Elvis spectacular to commemorate the passing of our King, Elvis Presley. Not only will we be dancing all our favourite Elvis themed tracks from our Sixties a Go-Go classes, this year we'll be donning a (metaphorical) leather jumpsuit, as we get groovy and let ourselves go to an absolute CLASSIC from the Elvis 68 special… Pink tassels at the ready, Shakers!
How to Book...
Workshops will take place at the Lord's School of Dance, Arundel Street, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4RE.
There is a pay and display car park directly outside the venue, and lots of buses nearby on Arundel Gate.
Workshop places will be limited, and priority booking will open to CURRENT class members on Friday 14th July on a first come, first served basis. After this any remaining spaces will be opened out to previous class-goers and my general mailing list on Tuesday 18th July.
The more workshops you book, the less they cost!
£48 - all four workshops
£39 - any three workshops
£28 - any two workshops
£15 - any individual workshop
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with which workshops you'd like to attend. I will confirm availability as soon as I can, and send across payment details. All workshops must be paid for in advance to secure your place.
Got questions? Just drop me a line!