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Tranky Do workshop

April 7 @ 12:00 am - 5:00 pm

Yes, it’s that time of the year again… Let’s learn the Tranky Do!

The Tranky Do is one of the main jazz routines that’s danced in the Lindy Hop scene (see brief history below). The difficulty is medium, so appropriate for confident Level 2 student and up, who have already learned the Shim Sham or another jazz routine.

Saturday 7/4/18 12-17pm
Venue: St Anne’s Parish Centre, Alcester Street, B12 0PH
Bring your own lunch as there are limited shops nearby.

Brief History of the Tranky Doo

The Tranky Do is said to originate in the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, like the Shim Sham. It’s another line dance that cropped up somewhere in the 40s.

The popular version of the dance which was filmed at the Savoy ballroom in the 1950’s can be seen being performed by Al Minns, Leon James & Pepsi Bethel in the dance documentary the Spirit Moves. Frankie Manning did a popular variation of the dance, too.

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April 7
12:00 am - 5:00 pm


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St Anne’s Parish Centre
Alcester Street
Digbeth, West Midlands B12 0PH United Kingdom
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07970 671 462