You are great dancers and Aarhus Lindy Hoppers would like to special treat you this semester. Join us for FREE Tranky Doo classes.
We recommend that you participate 3 times to learn the whole routine, but if you only have time to attend one of the Tuesdays, you are welcome to join us. However, if you join only one of the times, expect it might be hard to catch up with the material from the class.
2nd & 3rd time
Frederiksbjerg School (Entrance C at the back yard)
Ingerslevs Blvd. 2, 8000 Aarhus
TIME: Tuesdays 2nd, 9th and 16th of May at 20.00
ABOUT TRANKY DOO
Along with the Shim-Sham and the Big Apple, the Tranky Doo completes the holy trinity of the original swing-era jazz routines.
In the mid-1940s, Frankie Manning and his performance group, The Congaroos, liked to add different flavors to their performances with non-Lindy Hop numbers. There was a chorus girl in a club in Chicago who was given the special honorof being the last chorus girl to leave the stage. The last chorus girl in line would often show off a little step before exiting, and this particular chorus girl’s show-off step was a fall-off-the-log into a shuffle into boogies. This chorus girl’s nickname was Tranky Doo.
Frankie further discusses how, when he and his fellow Congaroos would go social dancing at the Savoy, they’d do the routine there, and others caught on and soon it had spread to the social dancers of the Savoy.
FREE FOR AARHUS LINDY HOPPERS MEMBERS
Please remember that Tranky Doo classes are free if you are a member of Aarhus Lindy Hoppers. You are a member if you paid and attended weekly classes in 2023 (Lindy Hop, Blues, St. Louis Shag, Balboa) OR if you paid the membership fee. It cost only 50 kr. to become a member 👌
You can pay the membership fee here:
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