Shiftless Shuffle


Sunday 16 August 2015
14:00 - 19:00 (doors at 14:00)
Jazz, Latino
East London

Shiftless Shuffle takeover the basement for their April party with special guests Colin Parnell and Boo. Now in its 15th year and the only true Old skool Jazz Dance session in London, Shiftless Shuffle has achieved a certain cult status around the international jazz club culture! Living Legends of the UK Jazz Dance phenomenon Colin Parnell & Boo, who were there at the birth of this unique jazz dance phenomenon, DJ at this daytime session. Colin Parnell & Boo played a huge part in forming today’s Jazz Funk and Jazz Dance movements in their fabled sessions at Horseshoe, Jazzifunk Clubs and The Electric Ballroom ‘back in the day’. It is a honour and a fitting tribute these two pioneering djs should take control of the Shiftless decks to share their musical spirit and take us on a musical adventure. Shiftless Shuffle is a unique Jazz Dance session that combines a 1 hour class in the specialist Street-Fusion Jazz Dance style with a club session that follows the class on a Sunday afternoon. The class is open to novices and experienced Dancers alike and will be tailored to all needs on the day, providing the opportunity to learn the rhythmical, intricate footwork and so-called drop moves that are iconic and exclusive to this style. Teaching it is the master himself Perry Louis, founder of The JazzCotech Dancers, who have danced with all the greats from Incognito to James Brown and Roy Ayers. The ensuing club session has people flocking to it from all corners of the UK. Billed as “the coolest thing to do in London on a Sunday” by Time Out, Shiftless Shuffle is the place to hang out, be seen and be inspired to strut your stuff to some incredible music, or simply kick back with a drink and enjoy watching the many Dancers do their thing.


Trapeze 89 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HX


Nearest station:
Old Street (Tube)


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