Claridge’s celebrates The Great Gatsby and the hotel’s art deco heritage with the launch of Charleston masterclasses

Published on : Sunday, February 3, 2013

Learn to shimmy with style in the elegant surroundings of Claridge’s Ballroom. The legendary hotel is partnering with London’s finest flappers, ‘The Bee’s Knees’ to offer monthly lessons in the dances of the Roaring Twenties including the Charleston and the Black Bottom to help celebrate the jazz age and the launch of new Great Gatsby film later in 2013.

Under the expert tuition of The Bee’s Knees, guests will learn to dance authentic Charleston steps, including the scare crow, bees knees, bunny hop, fish tail and Josephine Baker. Those who envisage themselves as true Gatsby girls, will be able to adorn themselves with accessories such as sequinned headbands, strings of pearls and satin elbow-length gloves. Useful styling tips will also be offered to all aspiring ‘bright young things’. The lessons will last for 90 minutes, after which guests will be able enjoy the restorative ‘Flapper’ cocktail which was originally created in honour of the opening of Claridge’s Ballroom in 1929.

The lesson will begin with performances from the Bee Knee’s girls, after which guests will be invited to join them on the dance floor. By the end of the class, the group will be able to execute a full dance routine.

The Claridge’s Charleston masterclasses in partnership with The Bee’s Knees are available once a month on the following dates: 25 February, 18 March, 15 April and 13 May 2013. Each class is priced at £125 per person and lasts 120 minutes. The classes will take place between 6.30-8:30pm and attendees will receive a cocktail at the end of the session.

Source:- Visit BritainOrg/breakingthroughflippedlearningbiggest-barrier/ looks like fun

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