The most important thing for a dancer is the shoe. For us Charleston dancers it is important to find a shoe, which we are stable in and which has a smooth sole, so that we can swivel over the dance floor. In this blog we would like to introduce you to some shops, which could be interesting in the search for your perfect dance shoe.
I must admit I was pleasantly surprised by this weeks Charleston on Strictly Come Dancing especially as the last two had been lacking in content from week 2 in the show. This week’s Charleston performance was Graeme Swan with his professional partner Oti Mabuse. Admittedly, I was worried this might be a bit cringy especially due to the song choice (Spiderman theme tune) and Graeme’s performance last week was a bit of a shocker. However, it was a complete contrast from that and has some really lovely sections.
In the 1920s flappers girls broke the image of what a traditional woman should be. They cut their hair short, wore make-up and are what many considered the "modern" woman, breaking away from victorian womanhood. Flapper girls Josephine Baker, Clara Bow and Louise Brooks are maybe the most most famous three from the era but what made them stood out and stand the test of time?
We were excited to see this week that the Charleston is finally back on Strictly and after weeks of waiting YouTube star Joe Sugg and Paralympian Lauren Steadman were first to perform it. Each week we will be picking apart the routines and giving our score on whether it got us swivelling along with them or just switching the TV off.