Advanced Jazz Roots Class

Weekly intermediate/advanced level Solo Jazz class with Sharon Davis and Joel Ovonlen-Jones. Learn to dance authentic Jazz Roots like the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Fun dance lessons every Monday. No partner needed.

Advanced Jazz Roots Class

Weekly class for Intermediate and Advanced jazz roots dancers. Your teachers are fancy flapper Sharon Davis and hot stepper Joel Ovonlen-Jones. Every class is different, so you can start anytime and drop in when you like. Fun and energetic, this class is great for fitness too. This is a solo dance class, no partner needed. Please read the level description to make sure you are ready to take this class. This class is not for beginners.

When? 7.00pm-8.00pm Mondays. Doors open for registration from 6.30pm, so come early to check in, get a drink and warm up before class.

Where? Jazzbourne, 443 New Cross Road, London SE14 6TA

Class Prices

Pay at the Door:

  • Booking is not essential, walk-ins are very welcome. If paying at the door, the price per person is £15.
  • Monday Door Special: take the 7pm Jazz class and the 8.30pm Lindy Hop class for £25 for both if you pay at the door.
  • We are cashless, so card and contactless payments only please.

Book online: 

  • Classes booked online cost £15 per class or 1 class credit.
  • Packages: Get discounts by purchasing a package of class credits online (£50 for 4 classes / £100 for 10 classes).
  • To use class credits to pay for a class, purchase the package first to load the credits onto your account. Then book a class while logged in to your account and a credit will be deducted at the final checkout stage.

What is the level?

This is a Level 2 class for intermediate to advanced Jazz Roots dancers. You should already have some vintage jazz dance experience. You must know the Shim Sham routine well. You should know the 1920s Charleston basics already and know most of the classic jazz steps including Suzie Q, Fall Off The Log, Shorty George, Boogie Back, Boogie Forward, Eagle Slide, Truckin’, Boogie Drops, Squat Charleston, Skating, Fishtails, Tacky Annie, Half Breaks, Gaze Afar, etc. You are confident with core concepts like counting jazz music, starting on 8 vs starting on 1 and phrasing/stucture in jazz songs. You should be comfortable to learn a routine in class, or to work on improvisation. You should be starting to think about your personal style. You’re interested in levelling up with skills like turns/spins, slides, breaks, rhythm, style, musicality and improvisation.

Is this a walk-in class or a course?

This is a drop-in class, so you can start anytime and drop in when you like. You don’t need to take these classes in any particular order and it’s no problem if you miss a week or attend irregularly.


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Venue Details

Jazzbourne, 443 New Cross Road, London SE14 6TA

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