When I first started to learn how to partner dance I thought it wasn’t for me. I found it very hard to adjust to being led, where traditionally the male dancer leads his female partner around the floor and he dictates the steps that the pair will do. Having danced my whole life by myself, it felt quite alien to have to hold onto to someone, let know being told what to do! However, over time I have fallen in love with this style and now regularly teach private partner Charleston lessons.
Each term we make each course as unique as possible with new moves and music to match. This spring, we taken inspiration from Rose Murphy’s song ‘A Little Bird Told Me’ originally recorded in 1947. The theme is inspired by ‘bird like movement’ which provides much of the character for the dance but the song itself is very soft and lyrical, with Rose Murphy distinctive voice which is both quirky and beguiling.
Hope you’re well. I wanted to let you know that I Charleston Brighton is now having a summer break but after many requests we are launching 5 new courses in September in Brighton, Hove and Worthing! Our timetable is: