We'll jump into the era of "les Années Folles"—the Roaring Twenties—where you'll learn the basics of the Charleston. That will eventually lead us to a fun choreography towards the end of the session. To spice up your closet with some Parisian vintage clothes, you'll have the opportunity to pop into a superb vintage shop just next door.
I am a professional dance teacher as well as a lover of the Paris of the 1920s and 30s. I'll share my passion for this fun dance with you. I've been living in Paris for the last four years, and have been in love with it since forever. Same goes for my passion for dance. Before finding swing, I also did classical ballet, contemporary dance, and tap dance. My true passion, however, lies with swing, including the Charleston. I discovered this incredibly fun dance over seven years ago, and this is my fourth year teaching it. I can't wait to share this passion with you.
This experience will take place in a stunning, huge open space, built in 1874, which is now home to artists (actors, dancers, jugglers, and acrobats) who wish to practice their skills without bothering their neighbors. There are two stylish cafes on site as well as a vintage shop.
As dancing is a sweaty business, be sure to have a bottle of water with you as well as a shirt to change into. I suggest that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes—preferably flat ones.
Learn the Charleston with a dancer