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Swingout Sunday – Tranky Doo Workshop and Afternoon Dance

21st October 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

There are two parts to this afternoon –

Part 1 – 1pm to 4pm – Learn the Tranky Doo – £15

This is a 3-hour work shop (with breaks for coffee!!)

This  workshop is aimed at anyone wanting to learn this fabulous routine.

  Part 2 – 4pm to 7pm – Afternoon Dance £7

Price for both £20.00

There is a licensed bar from 4pm to 7pm and Free Tea/Coffee

A great wooden dance floor – maximum numbers 60 and mostly FREE parking.

Guest Teacher – Ollie Parham – Cardiff Lindy Hoppers

Ollie is based in Bristol and teaches with his lovely wife Helen.  They run classes and events in and around the Cardiff area.  They have also been seen on many occasions performing across the country and at numerous social dances around Bristol Gloucester and Cardiff.

What is the Tranky Doo?     
The Tranky Doo is even more fun than it sounds!

A silly series of mostly jazz steps, this line dance was choreographed by Pepsi Bethel in the Savoy Ballroom during the 1940’s. Lindy hoppers will often spontaneously begin this routine and, much like the Shim Sham, individuals will join in once they recognize its beginning moves.

Traditionally the song was danced to Erskine Hawkins Tuxedo Junction, a mellow tune, but the routine’s versatility allows it to be danced to a number of more upbeat songs such as Ella Fitzgerald’s Dipsy Doodle. The Spirit Moves, a widely studied video record of vintage dancing, has popularized the Dipsy Doodle because it was the score used for the Tranky Doo

For Tickets contact Erica – 01793 340271 or erica@swingoutswindon.co.uk


21st October 2018
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Erica Fowers


Moose Hall
Eastcott Rd
Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3LS United Kingdom
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