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Charleston Classes

Although the origins of the dance are obscure, the dance has been traced back to blacks who lived on an island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina (which is why the dance is called "Charleston"). The Charleston dance had been performed in black communities since 1903, but did not become internationally popular until the musical debuted in 1923.

Beg 20s Charleston
Learn the origin of the charleston in this fun partner dance!
Beg 20s Charleston Series

Learn the basics of the dance that started all of the craze of Swing dancing.  This partner dance is lots of fun and can be a great energy saver!

Beg Charleston
An 8 count dance that is high energy and involves lots of kicks. Little to no experience necessary.
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Tuesday, August 21 - 7:45p With: James Bianco Irvine, CA
Beg Charleston Series

Learn the basics of the this fun and energetic dance.  It involves a lot of kicks and is typically done to faster music.  This series will build each week and give you new material to be able to add to your dancing each night.

Beg Partner Charleston
Before swing dancing there was charleston. Take a step further back in time and learn the roots of lindy hop. This rare class is a must take for anybody serious about swing dancing. Charleston gives you the ability to dance fast.
Beg Solo Charleston
Ever wondered what to do when you can't find anyone to dance with? Learn some basic moves that you can do on your own until you find your next dance partner.
Beg Swing Charleston (Side by Side) Series
Beg Tandem Charleston
Learn the basics of this popular 1940s Charleston style where the girl is in front of the guy.
Beg Tandem Charleston Series
Shadow / Tandem Charleston is an essential part of your lindy hop vocabulary. It's a kicking dance based on mirrored patterns where the girl is in front of the guy. Don't miss this rare class.
Kickin' Charleston for Beginners Series

Charleston is one of the earliest forms of swing dancing. Throughout this class we will focus on teaching you different styles of Charleston including; 20s Partner Charleston, 40s Side by Side Charleston, and Tandem Charleston. We will aslo focus on how to transition between the different styles and how to get back into Lindy Hop. 

Beg Int
Beg Int 20s Charleston Series

Want to learn the dance that was the precursor to Lindy Hop?  This class will teach you the basics of this energetic dance and give you the moves to dance all night long. 

Beg Int
Beg Int Charleston
After learning the absolute basics of Charleston, take this class to expand your knowledge base and help cross over from a beginning to an intermediate Charleston dancer.
Beg Int
Beg Int Tandem Charleston Series
Int 20s Charleston

Feel comfortable with your 20s Charleston basics?  Take this class to add more move combinations, extra turns and how to make your Charleston rock.

Int 20s Charleston Series

Once you have the fundamental movements of 20s Charleston, take this class to learn more variations, complex patterns and fun stuff!

Int Adv 20s Charleston
Once you have the basics of this fun dance, learn more moves and patterns that will have you dancing the charleston all night long!
Int Charleston
Learn more intricate patterns and better entrances and exits to this fun and energetic dance.
Int Charleston Series

Ever wanted a little taster of some of the different styles of Charleston?  Well, here's your opportunity.  We're going to take you through Side by Side Charleston, 20s Partner Charleston, Shadow Charleston and how to transition seamlessly from Lindy Hop to Charleston.  Plus, there'll be some awesome moves in the mix.

Int Solo Charleston
Now that you have the fundamentals down of what to do when you don't have a partner, here are more moves to expand your vocabulary and rhythmic variations to keep you on your toes!
Int Tandem Charleston
Add on to the classic dance where the girl is in front of the guy. Learn variations and different patterns to be able to move onto the dance floor.
Int Tandem Charleston Series

Think you know your Tandem Charleston basics?  Take this class to discover some awesome moves and variations that will have you doing the Charleston all night.  Each week the series will review and add on.

Int Adv
Int Adv Charleston
You should be very comfortable with the side by side basic and know the different types of Charleston.
Int Adv
Int Adv Solo Charleston
Whip your dancing into shape as we work on more than just the basics of Solo Charleston. Be prepare.
Int Adv
Int Adv Tandem Charleston
Adv 20s Charleston
Touch, step, touch, step... or is it? Learn complicated patterns of moves in this precursor to a lot of the swing dances we know and love today.
Adv 20s Charleston Series

Think you got what it takes to keep up?  This class will push the speed and technique of your 20s Partner Charleston to a whole new level.  Get ready to step it up!

Adv Charleston
Are you ready to bring your Charleston to a whole new level? Then come to this class and be prepared for some complex patterns and some crazy ideas to incorporate into your dancing. This class will be challenging but also lots of fun!
Adv Charleston Series

Take this class to bring your Charleston to a whole new level!  Be prepared for some complex patterns with crazy ideas to get you dancing.

Adv Solo Charleston
Learn some Solo Charleston moves that will make your brain hurt and kick your butt!
Adv Tandem Charleston
Learn complicated patterns in Tandem Charleston that will make your brain hurt.
Adv Tandem Charleston Series

In this class you will learn lots of super fun and challenging Tandem Charleston moves. Get ready to sweat!

All Levels
All Levels Tandem Charleston
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Sunday, September 02 - 3:15p With: James Bianco Irvine, CA
Sunday, September 02 - 3:15p With: James Bianco Irvine, CA

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