If you want to shake your thing to the sounds of the sixties, you can’t go wrong with the Twist or the Mashed Potato.
Chubby Checker’s hit song, ‘The Twist’ spawned its own world-famous dance craze. One of his road-team notoriously described the moves as “like putting out a cigarette with both feet” - OK, so far so good - “and wiping your bottom with a towel, to the beat of the music.” Got that?!
The Mashed Potato involves some footwork with steps and swivels, or you can upgrade to the Monster Mash by also putting your arms out in front and flailing about like a zombie. The emphasis is on fun!
On Saturday 13 July 2019 at the Bexhill 60s Revolution, you'll get the opportunity to shake your hips and dance away to the sounds of the 60s. We'll have the fantastic Meyer Dancers to take you through some routines on the De La Warr Pavilion terrace and we'll have local dance groups performing dedicated routines for your enjoyment.
The Meyer Dancers, the UKs leading 1960s dance troupe, will be holding a dance workshop on the day, for you to brush up or learn some iconic 60s dance moves. Following this, they will lead you in a choreographed dance routine to a classic sixties hit, which will be filmed. As well as this, they will be appearing on the main stage with two performances of their brilliant choreographed routines.
Join us at our event and dance alongside Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
MyCharleston from Brighton will be holding a workshop to teach you "Me Ol' Bamboo". Simply grab a cane (provided) and dance along to the famous routine from one of the greatest films of the 60s...Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was released as a film in 1968. It has since become a hugely successful West End stage show. At 17.5 ft long, Chitty is one of the most iconic, recognisable cars in the world - loved by people of all generations.
Roller skaters from local club 1066 Rollerdance will be "grooving to the sixties" on stage and in the parade at the Bexhill 60s Revolution.
With 'community' very much at the core of our event, we're also delighted to be welcoming Diana Freedman's School of Dance, East Sussex School of Performing Arts and Hastings Stage Studio to our event in July.