Forget zumba, Sugar Blue Burlesque has something far more hip to keep you fit - go-go dancing classes in London, which take place weekly in Shoreditch.
According to the ladies at Sugar Blue: 'It's the workout craze taking the world by storm,' adding that 'the wild, upbeat music is guaranteed to get your toes tapping in this energetic class, and in no time you'll be doing the Monkey, the Wahtusi, the Swim, the Hully Gully, the Mashed Potato, the Twist and many more!'
If that appeals to you, you need to wear 'loose, cool, comfortable clothing' and 'comfortable shoes you can dance in' (go-go boots are optional). Also a towel and a bottle of water is a good idea, as it might get a bit hot. It's also 'suitable for all levels of fitness'. You'll find it at STD2 Dance Studios, First Floor Studio, 346 Old Street, London EC1V 9NQ, London every Monday from 6:30pm. Price is £8 per class. They also do burlesque classes too, drop them a line about the details of those.
We don't feature many club nights, usually the ones that jump out from the crowd - like this Jump, Jive and Shout club night in London.
It's a club night from a different era. At least, that's the premise, with a soundtrack of lively, pounding, pulsating 1940s/50s rhythm n blues, jump jive, boogie woogie, doo wop, blues shouters and more, played out on the second and third Tuesday of the month with DJ Salome Jackson. Not just records either, live music too, ranging from boogie woogie/rock n roll piano pounders to rockabilly trios, girl groups,western swing and country boogie combos, and jump jive bands.
For the diary, Tuesday 8th February is Jamie Rowan’s Boogie Lightnin’ and Tuesday 15th February is The Muleskinners. It runs from 8pm until midnight, entry is £5 on the door and it takes place at The Fiddler’s Elbow 1 Malden Road London NW5 3HS.