We ‘Speakeasy’ to the fabulous MyCharleston
/ April 10th, 2018 / There are currently 0 comments
This Spring Summer we are again teaming up with the brilliant MyCharleston dance company and their Speakeasy event as part of the Brighton fringe.
The company was launched in January 2014 and have expanded into 5 cities that not only teach classes, workshops and hen parties but also take part in festivals, Charleston World Record Attempts as well as sell out events.
About the MyCharleston Speakeasy
Now in its third year, the MyCharleston Speakeasy will have you dancing the iconic steps of the 1920s. With a twist of Jazz and a dash of Electro Swing, this is a modern take on a classic Speakeasy. Be enthralled by live music, workshops, competitions and mesmerising performances! As soon as you enter, the band will get you in the swing of things.
A highlight of the event is the annual Charleston Dance-off which we will be sponsoring. Anyone can enter, all you need to do is take to the floor and dance. If you make it through to the second round you will be given a golden ticket and perform a dance-off against the other competitors. Our very own designer, Michelle will be picking her winner and the prize is a £150 voucher to spend in store or online.
We are giving you the chance to WIN tickets to the Speakeasy event, click here to enter
What is the history of Charleston? & Where did the term ‘Flapper girl’ come from?
The speakeasy is the perfect chance to learn the Charleston, a dance that became popular in the 1920’s, during the era of jazz music, speakeasies and Flappers. The Charleston reached mass appeal after appearing in the Broadway show “Running Wild” in 1923. The musical included the song “The Charleston” by James P Johnson. The dance was very popular with Flappers girl. These were rebellious young women who didn’t conform. They are know for bobbing their hair, wearing short dresses and listening to Jazz. Iconic figures include Clara Bow, Louise Brooks and the original Charleston dancing Queen Josephine Baker.
How important is it to wear the right thing and what might that be?
The MyCharleston Speakeasy is the perfect event to dress up. Here a quick check list for what you need for the flapper look.
A dropped waist dress with plenty of sparkle
Tassled dresses, Plenty of pearls, Elbow length gloves, Cloche hats, Headpiece with a feature
What do you love most about Pretty Eccentric and do you have a favourite dress?
Yes the gorgeous Fran flapper dress by Pretty Eccentric.