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Can-can Classes

Traditionally associated with showstopping gymnastic moves, flexibility and strenuous cardiovascular choreography, we will lead you through a much more user-friendly version of the can-can! Comprising a warm-up, the learning of iconic can-can steps and a full-length group can-can dance routine, this boisterous class will improve your flexibility and fitness and positively encourages the use of the piercing can-can whoop!

This playful and spirited dance has been a firm favourite in Paris since the early 19th century and is the perfect blend of excitement, energy and a certain je ne sais quoi. Taking you through many of the time-honoured moves that are known and loved worldwide, we create a high- (or not so high) kicking, skirt-swishing, whooping extravaganza.   We celebrate the traditional French can-can with the well-known spécialités such as the high-kicking battement, the famous can-can chorus line and of course a flash or two of the derrière!

Students should bring a flared skirt to wear over their dance clothes and wear trainers or jazz shoes.