The Charleston and Dance Competitions (via Dancing Cheek to Cheek)

Here’s another blog about a Charleston Dance wedding with some great information about Charleston!

The Charleston and Dance Competitions The Charleston, a dance named for the South Carolina city with the same name, was popularized in 1923. The dance is believed to have been derived from an earlier, lazier style of dance called the Jay-Bird–which consisted of a simple twisting of the feet. Somehow, somewhere a fast kicking step was added and the dance became the frantic, energetic dance that is heavily associated with the flappers and speakeasies of the 1920s. These gentleman can … Read More

via Dancing Cheek to Cheek


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We are a group of 1920s and 1940s enthusiasts providing wonderful vintage hen parties in Cheltenham, London, Oxford, Henley on Thames, Wallingford, and Reading, or we come to you! Choose from: Charleston dance classes 1930s-1940s jazz dance classes Pop Up Afternoon Tea Parties and tea dances with a dance class, a full champagne afternoon tea and our live 1920s jazz or swing pianist Vintage Makeovers and Photoshoots Classic Musicals Hen Party dance class, or singing workshop (or both, for an all singing, all dancing, live life in a musical experience!) Our special, deluxe 1920s Day Out or 1940s Day Out in Cheltenham or Henley incorporating one vintage jazz dance class, one creative workshop (including vintage life drawing or fascinator making), a vintage makeover and photoshoot, afternoon tea, and a 3 course dinner!
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