* TUESDAY'S FEATURED CLASSES *
THE TRANKY DOO!
ALL LEVELS INVITED
And we'll perform it at Rusty's
I'm so excited about our Featured Class - it's the Tranky Doo, a classic Lindy Hop non-partnered routine that has had a terrific ressurgence all around the world, and is now hitting L.A. I learned a portion of it back in the 1990s for a show, but haven't done it since. This past year, during my travels to Thailand, Canada, and the UK, I was astounded to see EVERYONE on the floor doing it at Lindy Hop dances.
Now Los Angeles is on the Tranky Doo train; so don't miss this class and the opportunity to learn this truly awesome routine
WHAT IS IT?
It's a non-partnered routine, like the Big Apple, the Jitterbug Stroll, and the Shim Sham. It features heaps of the Lindy Hop jazz/boogie steps, many of which you already know.
This is a class that all levels, from beginners to advanced dancers, may take. By learning the moves, you'll get so much more into your dancing (ask any advanced dancer, performer, or instructor!).
HOW MUCH IS THE CLASS?
We are scheduling this class as a two hour performance class. So when you sign up, sign up for two classes (or three if you are also going to do the Track 7:00pm class)
$46 - Track Class (1 class: 7:00pm)
$68 - Tranky Doo - Featured Class (2 classes: 8:00-10:00pm)
$92 - All night (3 classes: Track & Tranky Doo 7-10pm)
WHY NOT GET A GOLDEN TICKET?
Many of our students are buying the Golden Ticket this month. For $100, you can take EVERY class this series!
LOOK AT THE TRANKY DOO
HERE ARE THREE VERSIONS OF THE DANCE, SHOWING A VARIETY OF STYLING OPTIONS
CHEZ SWING CAT
LINDY FOCUS X
HERE'S THE TRANKY DOO HAT TRICK!
Yes, there's even a version with hat tricks!
HERE'S THE CLIP FROM THE SPIRIT MOVES
This clip features: Al Minns, Pepsi Bethel and Leon James, and, althought it is a poor-quality clip, it really shows off the styling of the dance.
TRANKY DOO ALL day
Let me put it this way, you can spend all day on Youtube looking at Tranky Doo clips. HAPPY VIEWING!
The Tranky Doo is a Jazz Dance routine choreographed by Pepsi Bethel and first appeared at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem during the 1940s.
It was featured in "The Spirit Moves" danced by Al Minns, Pepsi Bethel, and Leon James.
During the 1940s, it was danced to Tuxedo Junction, however many modern day performances of the dance use other swing jazz songs. It is most common these days to perform the dance to Elvis' version of Jerico, or with the song "Dipsy Doodle" by Ella Fitzgerald (the dance appears in the Spirit Moves documentary film with a playback of the "Dipsy Doodle". However the film originally had no sound, and the song "Dipsy Doodle" was artificially superimposed on that section of the film.