Every Tuesday at 8.30pm Manchester Lindy teach a Solo Jazz Roots class. Sometimes we’ll work on a classic vintage routine, such as the Shim Sham, the Tranky Doo or the Big Apple Contest, and sometimes we’ll work on a modern routine, such as Sing Lim’s Charleston Stroll*, or the Jitterbug Stroll, or our very own Manchester Pimp walk. Sometimes we’ll work on the key Jazz and Charleston movements and assemble them into little routines just for fun! Jazz Roots is very closely related to Rhythm Tap, so occasionally, you’ll get a little bit of that, too!
(*We don’t do the other Charleston Stroll though, because that one is actually a line dance called “The Cowboy Charleston”. Seriously, ask Auntie Google!)
Al Minns and Leon James show Ebony Magazine readers how to dance Jazz Roots steps, August 1961.
(with Adele Ayala and Teddy Hill)
(if anyone knows who the other ladies are please let us know!)