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Authentic Jazz Dance Series

The Atlanta Jazz Dance Preservation Society is committed to creating awareness of vintage dances of the jazz era. Each month AJDPS will highlight authentic jazz dance styles in our new instructional class series (Vernacular Jazz, Charleston, Vaudeville, Rhythm Tap, Burlesque, Fan Dance, and classic routines and line dances from 1920's - 1940's). Atlanta's finest dance instructors will be sharing their expertise in these vintage art forms.

JULY 2011

Solo Charleston Workshop

Solo Charleston Workshop

Saturday, July 9th - 2:00-4:00pm

Location: Firefly Studio

You asked for it, so here it is.....Authentic Solo Charleston! Come learn Classic Vernacular Jazz Movement and Charleston Variations + a really fun Solo Charleston Routine!

$15
Please pay at the door



SLOW DRAG BLUES

Monday July 11th, 7:00pm - SLOW DRAG BLUES

Location: Hot Jam

The slow drag was a precursor to some of the swing dances that we know and love, and it predated the Charleston by at least 20 years. The first time this American dance appears in history is in the late 1890s in the juke joints and barrel houses of New Orleans. During these shows faster music would be played early in the evening and as the night went on, the music would get slower and more blues-inspired. Couples would embrace each other closely, and would shuffle slowly from the left to the right. Slow Drag Blues is a style of blues dancing primarily done to jazz-blues music. Characteristics of Slow Drag Blues includes close embrace connection, traveling the dance floor, and elastic stretch.

$12 (includes your Hot Jam admission)
Please pay at the door

Solo Vintage Blues

Solo Vintage Blues

Monday July 25th, 7:00pm

Location: Hot Jam

Come learn a fun routine full of solo blues variations. Twill be very fun!

$12 (includes your Hot Jam admission)
Please pay at the door













Class Locations:


Firefly Studio
1026-C Atlanta Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030


Hot Jam
307 Pine Tree Drive NE,
Atlanta, GA 30305