Solo Jazz Workshop with Sharon Davis
Saturday 9th November 2019
At Marina Studios (Brighton Marina)
£50 total - no booking fee
You can register for this workshop via the form here from 11 am on Saturday 27th July.
I am very excited to announce that top jazz dancer Sharon Davis will be returning to Brighton to teach us! Sharon specialises in jazz, blues, lindy hop, charleston and burlesque and has a super-slinky style; she's known for her awesome dancing skills on an international scale, but she's also a lovely teacher so this really is a class not to be missed.
Focusing on vintage solo jazz, this workshop will be aimed at an intermediate level. You do not need to be a super-confident dancer, but you should be familiar with some of the basic steps (e.g. those in the Shim Sham). If you have not done a lot of solo jazz before you will have the opportunity to learn the moves before putting them together, but Sharon has really fabulous technique and styling, so if you do have more experience, there will be plenty for you to learn from her and there will be opportunities to challenge yourself with more advanced variations and styling.
Sharon Davis is internationally known for her distinctive and feminine style in Lindy Hop, 1920s Charleston, Blues and Burlesque. Australian born but now based in London, Sharon has performed around the world and holds numerous 1st place competition titles, including at the International Lindy Hop Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, National Jitterbug Championships, Canadian Swing Championships and the Burlesque Hall of Fame. She is known for her dedication to the history of vernacular jazz dances and the music they evolved to. A sought after instructor, her classes focus on pairing dynamic connection and flow, with body awareness and quality of movement, as a pathway to individual style, creativity and musicality. With her bright and bubbly personality, Sharon’s teaching style is energetic, inspiring and fun. She is also the director of the annual European Swing Dance Championships. Visit to find out more about her.
To get an idea of Sharon's style, please check out these links to videos of Sharon in action: