1920s Jazz Dancing Workshop

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Hear how the Charleston dance craze swept across the United States in the 1920s in the introductory talk, then learn to shimmy, and shake to the hot jazz of the day. Wear your best 1920s outfits if you can and help us recreate the dance hall experience and the devil-may-care attitude of the roaring jazz age dances.

14.30: Hot & Sweet: 1920s music & dance

14.45: Charleston dance class

15.45: Tea or coffee

16.00: Talk on dance on stage & screen in the 1920s, with a few final moves.

16.30: Ends

The exhibition 1920s Jazz Age Fashion & Photographs can be viewed before or after the class.

Introductory level. No previous experience required.

Nikki Santilli is a vintage jazz dancer and teacher specialising in the swing dances of the 1920s to 1940s, from Charleston to Bebop. She has over 10 years’ experience teaching jazz roots to individuals and community groups in London.

Venue Details & Map

Fashion and Textile Museum

83 Bermondsey Street
+44 (0)20 7407 8664
Public transport:
From London Bridge Station walk towards Tower Bridge down Tooley Street for about 3 minutes. Then turn right in Bermondsey Street. The museum is on the left hand side of the street.

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