I was born in Portsmouth, the second eldest of four children, we are all loud, lively and prone to bursting into song. Needless to say it was a vibrant and somewhat raucous household.
Dance brought us together when Elena stumbled into Fiona’s dance class on a cold January evening back in 2013. Within just 20 minutes we had a connection and were planning our first performance. Neither of us could have imagined that this newly formed friendship would lead us to teach thousands of people to dance, to become world record breakers and create our company, MyCharleston.
You know the summer has arrived when you head off to your first festival, last week we went to Also Festival to teach the Charleston. Never heard of Also? Its’ a small festival with big ideas in Warwickshire, it was created to get ideas in front of people and to stimulate new thinking. If that sounds like a festival for the middle class I would say it’s more for why-the-hell-not types.
One of our most frequently asked questions, is 'What should you expect at your first Charleston class and is dancing for me?' If you are on fence and what to find out more about adult dance classes in Brighton & Hove. Lewes, Worthing and Portsmouth we have asked our teaching team to give you a 30 second overview of what you will learn in a Charleston course and why our students keep coming back.
Audition - 6.30-8pm, 13 July - Open Space Studios, Hove.
We are looking for new dancers to join the new MyCharleston female dance troupe. You need to be a confident dancer with a background in any of the following: Charleston, Swing, Lindyhop, Solo Jazz, Modern/ Contemporary Jazz, Street and Ballet. Above all as a dancer you must love performing, be enthusiastic, supportive within the team and passionate about dance.
Picture the scene: you’re at work; you step out from behind your desk, put on some leggings and make your way through the hallowed halls of the Hilton to an empty function room.
There, you’re met by a moonlighting flapper girl in 21st century lycra and a bluetooth speaker to boot. Not your average morning at work.