As he dance his way through Saturday Night Fever, it’s doubtful that Tony Manero knew Disco had its beginnings in Nazi-occupied Paris during the early 1940s. Live music was prevented by Nazi law, so the night clubs, called discotheques, hosted disc jockeys spinning jazz records. As time passed, more venues adopted the French nightclub environment until finally hitting the US in the 1960s reaching its peak in the 1970s. Disco music was highly influenced by jazz, Latin, soul, and funk and the associated dancing was characterized by not only by individualized moves, but upbeat dances like the The Electric Slide, The Hustle, and The Bus Stop.
Appropriate Attire: Clothing that is comfortable to move in and dance shoes if you have them. If not, non-rubber soled shoes. No sandals.
*White 3-piece polyester suits and gold lamé dresses are not required.
Following this session, consider attending Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA on May 2.
About the Instructor
Carol Worcel is an incredibly accomplished performer, choreographer, and director. She produces, directs and choreographs musical theatre, burlesque, opening ceremonies, and various theatrical projects. As co-owner of Worcel Shepard Productions, Carol has directed and choreographed numerous musical shows for local, regional, and national theaters.
Carol’s performance credits are vast and include lead dancer in the National Broadway Tour of 42nd Street starring Delores Gray and Virtue in the National Broadway Tour of Anything Goes starring Leslie Uggams.