When was the last time you got up and danced?

We offer a range of dance classes, parties, events, performances, videos and private bookings that allow anyone to connect with the Charleston.

Our experiences will lift your mood, help you get fit and improve co-ordination while connecting you to new friends in your local community.

Unlike any other dance group, we are the only dance company along the South Coast which focuses solely on the Charleston. We only teach in the best dance studios and we help everyone who comes through our doors to learn a new skill in a relaxed, enjoyable and entertaining way. 

Whether you attend a class or come to one of our events, each experience is aimed on bringing you happiness because we believe dance is a joyful experience which can be shared by all.

About the teachers

MyCharleston, previously known as I Charleston Brighton, was launched in 2014 by Elena Collins and Fiona Ring. The company has now hit it's 5th Birthday!

Over the years, MyCharleston have not only taught classes, workshops and hen parties but also taken part in Sports Relief, Bexhill Roaring 1920’s Festival, The Charleston World Record Attempt and Dance Active as well as sell out events at the Brighton Fringe. The team are currently part of the NatWest Accelerator Programme.

MyCharleston are available to hire for events, performances and hen parties. The group also have their very own spectacular performance troupe, Savoy Kicks and offer video and editing services.

Absolutely amazing lessons. Routine was great to learn and perform. Can’t wait for the next course to start.
— Ali, Beginners Class

Meet the Founders

Elena Collins, MyCharleston dance

Elena Collins

Managing Director & Co-Founder


Fiona Ring, MyCharleston dance

Fiona Ring

Creative Director & Co-Founder


The workshops and classes are just fabulous.
Such a happy thing to do. Works like the most efficient stress relief for me, forgetting all my worries when I’m desperately trying to make arms and legs follow your instructions. It is also down to your enthusiastic and wonderful way of teaching. Elena and Fiona create a great space for fun and exercise combined. I’m normally a long distance runner but have been bothered with injuries the past few years and your classes are the only substitutes I so far have enjoyed.
— Lotte - Beginners Student

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