Charleston Essentials | 4-week Beginner Block


05 Jul 2024


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Cape Town High School
96 Hatfield St, Gardens, Cape Town

This 4-week beginner series will introduce you to Charleston: the first-ever global dance craze, and a precursor to the lindy hop. It’s great with the hot jazz of the early 20th century as well as with the swinging jazz of the 1930s and ‘40s, and lindy hoppers love to mix it in with all the other rhythms and tricks they have in the bag. In this series/workshop, you’ll learn some solo Charleston basics, and then how to Charleston with a partner – with tips on leading and following as well as some vocab to get you on the social floor.

The complete Beginner series includes the following 4-week courses & workshops:

  • Jazz FUNdamentals
  • 6-count & Solo Jazz
  • Swing Out Foundations
  • Charleston Essentials

Once you’re well-versed in the basics of Lindy Hop, which includes content from all these courses, you’ll be invited to take Improver-level classes/workshops at any of our locations. These Beginner courses will be repeated periodically (also as weekend workshops), providing more flexibility on how you’d like to complete them as a whole.

No need to bring a partner: we rotate partners in class. Anyone can lead or follow – roles are not gendered.

PLEASE NOTE: You may join the first class on 14 June; thereafter, the course is closed to first-timers.