Learn the Tranky Doo, a solo jazz line dance, with Ash Helms & Jami Good August 20 at 1st Avenue Presbyterian! The Tranky Doo was choreographed by Pepsi Bethel and first appeared at The Savoy Ballroom in the 1940s. It’s a popular line dance danced in Colorado and across the world to songs like “Tuxedo Junction,” “The Dipsy Doodle”, and “Chant in the Groove.”
In this 2.5 hour workshop, you’ll learn moves like “Shorty George,” “Lowdowns,” “Knee Slaps,” and “Fall Off the Log” just to name a few. You’ll also get to practice the routine several times so you’ll gain the confidence to go out and dance it alongside your fellow swing dancers. These solo jazz moves also come in handy with styling your basics!
When: August 20 from 1-3:30pm
Where: 1st Avenue Presbyterian at 120 W 1st Avenue
How much: $25 pre-registration, $35 at the door
What to bring: yourself, comfortable clothing and shoes, some water & snacks to keep the energy going.
Here’s an excerpt performed by Pepsi Bethel, Al Minns and Leon James in the Spirit Moves documentary: