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NSDS Winter Workshop on Charleston & Jazz!

Modified: January 20, 2015
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Saturday, Jan 31
Louis Room, Norris

The Charleston was a dance first popularized in the US in the 1920s. The basic movement of this dance is pedestrian--it looks like person walking down the street. However, as in all of swing dancing, there is plenty of room for improvisation and variations. Charleston is danced both partnered and alone. This workshop will include two beginner-friendly classes with award-winning dancer Jenni Bevell. Students will learn a piece of choreography involving solo movements from Charleston and jazz. No prior dance experience or partner required. Click here to see more Chicagoans dancing!


1 - 2:30 PM : Class I
3 - 4:30 PM : Class II 
4:30 - 5PM : Wrap-up party, practice

Special for Lindy Hoppers
Prior to the workshop, Jenni and Ken will teach an intermediate-level lindy hop class for dancers already comfortable leading or following lindy hop. This class will focus on musicality, syncopation and footwork. (10am-12pm, Saturday, Jan 31, Louis Room, Norris)

All events open to the public. See Facebook for more details.