||[Aug. 24th, 2006|01:28 pm]
Swingkids Community Updates
Dance tonight at the Russian Center. $5 starts at 8:45.
Rhythm Revue this Saturday!
There will be a $3 class at 8:00 taught by Joel Schwartz of Vancouver, BC.
The "Snake Hips" is a solo vernacular jazz dance made popular by Earl "Snakehips" Tucker in the early 1900s. Tucker was often called the "Human Boa Constrictor" and the "Gelatinous Dancer." He built his reputation by exhibiting his odd style of dance, which involved a great deal of hip motion. He would make it appear that he was as flexible as a snake, and eventually the dance became his calling card. He became popular enough to eventually perform at Connie's Inn and the Cotton Club.
There is a free beginner lesson at 9:00 and the $5 dance ($3 for students and Canadians) begins at 9:30.