We were fortunate to be involved in 'Carnaby Echoes' an art exhibition about the musical history of Carnaby street. Artist Lucy Harrison filmed us dancing in the building that used to be home of Murrays cabaret and dance club.
There is a free downloadable App to use while you roam the Carnaby area.
You can see the film of us here:
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I Charleston the world is an amazing way to bring together the global community of Charleston dancers.
Check out the icharleston London film (featuring the Bee's Knees) here:
During the build up of excitement to the Great Gatsby film release, we ran Charlston Masterclasses at Claridge's Hotel. These are taking place in the recently restored art deco ballroom. They were a great sucess and there could not have been a more fitting setting to dance the Charleston in all of London.
There has been so much press about the Charleston master classes at Claridge's, from the Evening Standard, Guardian, Times, Daily Mail, Time Out and more. The most exciting of these would have to be the large double page feature in the Telegraph by Hannah Betts.
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Aila Baila (Queen Bee) is a champion! She placed 3rd in the open classic Lindyhop showcase category at the European swing dance championships with her dance partner Richard Pucci.
See the award winning performance here:
We danced on the Paul O'Grady Show with the excellent break dance troupe Flawless in a Great Gatsby specatacular, celebrating the launch of the DVD release. It was fabulous collaborating with Flawless, so professional and such nice guys.
Click here for footage of the show.
We created these shorts with Warner Brothers to celebrate the UK Great Gatsby DVD release.
We were featured dancers in the ITV mini series Endeavour about inspector Morse in his early years. This will be screened in April 2014.
This Febuary we returned to the Venice Carnival, where we performed three days of shows in St Marks Square. We were blessed with beautiful sunny days and were treated to some wonderful Italian hospitality, such a magical city!
We taught Charleston and performed at Summer Jamboree, a nine day festival of vintage music and dancing held in the beautiful Italian seaside town of Senigallia. We danced on the main stage which we shared with legendary acts such as Ben E King!
Word must have got out about what an extensive collection of vintage clothes Holly and myself have built up over the years, as we were asked to do a feature called 'My vintage Wardrobe' for the online magazine, My Daily.
The Bee's Knees got to dance in the West end as part of the Puppini sisters Christmas show. Only the Puppini sisters could make Jingle Bells sound so great!
Aila came 1st place in the collegiate shag competition with her dance partner Peter Ayers at the Rock that swing festival in Munich. They both teach this brilliantly quirky 30's swing dance for 'Shag Pile' who hold classes every Friday in London.