The Bees Knees ~ Flapperesque Charleston Performers, Tutors, & Vintage DJs
Make your wedding or hen party go off with a bang! The Bee’s Knees kick the nineteen twenties into the thoroughly modern day with high-energy Charleston dance, full of humour, style and skill. Described as: ‘Ginger Rogers on Acid’ these chic show-girls exude the quirky exoticism of an era when knees were VERY exciting!
The Bee’s Knees specialise in vintage and eccentric dances from the 1920’s – 1940’s, reviving popular dance crazes and steps from the Jazz age, then adding their own unique twist.
Dance Tuition for Weddings or Hen Parties
The Bee’s Knees teach dance routines and steps of the Charleston era. Their ‘Flapper Academy’ classes/workshops are energetic, fun and guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face.
With collective experience of teaching at weddings, parties and community dance groups (including young people and senior senior citizens), The Bee’s Knees adapt their classes, from fun informal taster classes for people that just want to ‘have a go’, to challenging Charleston and Jazz step routines for experienced dancers.
Past workshops have taken place at summer festivals: The Electric Picnic, Glastonbury, Lattitude, Lovebox; numerous council-organised community dance events, tea dances and schools. Regular teaching work includes beginner Lindy Hop classes at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club and Charleston/jazz steps classes for the London Swing Dance Society.
The Bee’s Knees, are also jet-powered disc kittens! Specialising in swingin’ tunes from the golden age of dance, spanning the roaring twenties to the thoroughly modern day!
With regular residenceies at The Pigalle Club, Wild Times, Volupte and Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, playing at weddings and public and private events for swing dancers and party goers. DJ highlights include playing at Cafe Royal, the world famous Speigle tent, Cafe de Paris, The Brit Awards after party and at concerts of The Puppini Sisters and Eartha Kitt.
Videos by: Ian Burke and Paul Barrit
Photography by David Pickens