This is the night for dressing up like a "sheik" or "flapper", to enjoy glamour and explore the wonderful dances of the jazz age, to the sound of a genuine 1920's dance orchestra..The venue is a beautiful neoclassical building, built in 1924, with a perfect dance floor. Tickets are now on sale at billetto.no (120 places only).
The three last sundays preceding the Ball we offer crash courses in Charleston and Foxtrot, the two most common dances of the twenties. You may sign up by filling in the form on the right. While Charleston is quite demanding, Fox-Trot is for anyone, even those without previous dance experience. We teach Fox-Trot the way it was danced in the 1920's, which is quite different from the ballroom version of present days.
The classes are the same on all the Sundays. You may sign up for the same class more than once, if you want to build more routine.
After the classes, we keep the dancefloor open for practicing until 22.30. These are free for class participants, kr 75,- for anyone else.
The classes are held at the Oslo Tango Club, Kongens gate 2.
1920's music is generally fast, and not very suitable for Lindy Hop. There will be some slower numbers, but we reccomend you take the Charleston class. This is not the Charleston you know from Lindy Hop, and we will focus on figures unique to 1920's Charelston. We will however show you how to integrate the 1930's Charleston figures you already know from Lindy Hop. If you master the Balboa or Collegiate shag, our music is perfect for you.
If we see many of you on our guest list, we will include a few waltzes and tangos in our repertoire, but there will mostly be quick-step, jive and fox-trot for you.
If we se many of you on our guest list, we will include a few tangos on the list, but we do reccomend you take the Fox-Trot class, to be able to enjoy the evening completely. For an argentinian tango dancer, Fox-Trot is a piece of cake to learn - you practically know it already!