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Oct 2013: ICharlston London

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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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Sept - Oct 2013: Carnaby Echoes Exhibition

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:


Feb - May 2013 Claridges Charleston Masterclass

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.

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May 2013: Claridges Press

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.


Click on the image to see the full article.


Oct 2013: European Swing Dance Championships


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:

Nov 2013: The Paul O'Grady Show, ITV

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.


Dec 2013: Warner Brothers


We created these shorts with Warner Brothers to celebrate the UK Great Gatsby DVD release.


Jan 2014: ITV

We were featured dancers in the ITV mini series Endeavour about inspector Morse in his early years. This will be screened in April 2014.


Feb 2014: Venice Carnival

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!


Aug 2014: Summer Jamboree


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!


Aug 2014: My vintage Wardrobe

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.

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Dec 2014: The Puppini Sisters

Christmas show


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!

Feb 2015: Rock that Swing

Puppini Christmas show

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.



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