Rent Party Workshop - Learn the Tranky Doo

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What: Rent Party Workshop - Learn the Tranky Doo

When: Saturday, June 15th 1pm until 4pm

Where: RVA Swing dance studio, 6114C Lakeside Ave

Instructor: Kyle Kelley

Pre-requisites:  None. All levels welcome.

Cost: $25 just the workshop/$35 workshop and dance if registered by 6/14
          $30 just the workshop/$40 workshop and dance if registering at the door

About the workshop

The Tranky Doo is a popular solo jazz dance, choreographed by Pepsi Bethel in the Savoy Ballroom during the 1940s. The Tranky Doo is composed of many well known solo jazz steps, which leaves the dance open to each dancer's interpretation of the music and their own personal expression.

Commonly danced to Chick Webb and Ella Fitzgerald's high energy "Dipsy Doodle," Tranky Doo is a fan favorite in swing scenes around the world and crowds rush to the dance floor whenever Webb's popular intro is heard.

This is an ALL LEVEL class! Because the dance is made up of many common jazz steps, the Tranky Doo is a great way to start building on your Solo Jazz repertoire. Kyle will break down each of the steps individually before piecing them together in this highly animated routine.

This class will move quickly. There are many steps to get through so please be comfortable in a learning environment where you will be pushed!

Obviously for this class there is no partner required as you will be dancing on your own. No drop-ins without prior instructor approval.

This class topic is only offered about once per year, so don't miss out!

Questions? Email Kyle at

Register Online:

Online registration is now closed

Spaces available for walk-ins: 10
(last updated at 9pm on 6/14/19 and may lag behind current registrations)

Refund/Cancellation Policy

We require at least one day of notice in order to offer a full refund, so for this workshop, no later than Friday 6/14

Cancellations received on 6/15 before 11am are considered late cancellations and are eligible for a 50% refund only.

Cancellations received after 11am on 6/15 (as well as no-shows) are not eligible for any refunds or credits.

Please email to notify us of cancellations.