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Learn the Tranky Doo

Join us Monday 27 January, 7.15pm - 8.15pm

Next up on the routine rotation at RSJ Solo Jazz we're taking at look at the Tranky Doo. The Tranky Doo is attributed to Pepsi Bethel, who can be seen performing it in Mura Dehn's documentary The Spirit Moves with Al Minns and Leon James (see video below). It's a fun routine with lots of fundamental jazz steps and contains some super sweet musicality and variations that's regularly performed at our swing social dances.

Original Tranky Doo

Course Times & Content

WEEK 1: 4 February
Prep-Work - Getting a started by focusing on a couple of the trickier steps!

WEEK 2: 11 February
The Routine - Working our way through the choreo, part 1!

WEEK 3: 18 February
The Routine - Working our way through the choreo, part 2!

WEEK 4: 25 February
Finish & Polish - Finishing the routine and then practice, practice, practice!

All welcome, no previous experience required to join us from Week 1. Joining later in the course will be a challenge if you've not done any Solo Jazz before.

Tranky Doo variation

What to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes and clothes for dancing and active movement (wear heels and shoes that slip off easily at your own peril)
  • Bottle of water
  • Fan or towel
  • Change of shirt/top
  • Deodorant
  • Notebook – highly recommended!