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Charleston Dance Hen Party

  • Charleston Hen Party Dance Class in London - Jul 17

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for the Charleston dance class last week. Every single one of the nineteen ladies absolutely loved it from start to finish. It was such good fun and our instructor Claire was amazing, she was so lovely and made everyone feel at ease from the start. She brought the 'dancers' out of us all!  Please can you pass on my thanks.
    I will be definitely recommending to others. 
    Thanks again,

  • Charleston Hen Party Dance Class in Windsor - Feb 2017

    Hi Rachel,
    I just wanted to say thank you, the bride was so surprised and excited and we all had such a brilliant time!  Dee was absolutely fantastic her energy and enthusiasm were contagious and made me feel like I was born to dance! Rachel, I also just wanted to add a big thank you for all the help you gave me in the run up to the hen weekend. From the moment I first enquired about the class, you were extremely helpful and answered all of the questions I had. You are an amazing company and I would absolutely recommend you in the future. I hope I have the pleasure of taking part in another one of your many dance classes soon! Thank you again for being part of a very special and memorable weekend for me and my best friend. It wouldn't have been the same without you.
    Best wishes,

  • Charleston Hen Party Dance Class in Edinburgh - Sep 2016

    I woud just like to say thank you for organising such a great event. Sophie was lovely and made it so good and made us feel like we were better than we actualy were. She was a great instructor and we had such a laugh, thank you. We've had a mint time in Edinburgh and you've made it even more memorable.

  • Charleston Hen Party Dance Class in Sheffield - Jul 2016

    Hi Aleksandra,
    Just wanted to say how brilliant the Charleston dance session was on Saturday, we had such a wonderful time, it was lots of fun and Gwenny was brilliant. A great time had by all and I would thoroughly recommend it!
    Thanks so much,

  • Charleston Hen Party Dance Class in Harrogate - May 2016

    I arranged a Charleston dance class for my best friend's hen party. Our dance teacher Gwenny was fantastic from the start! She made everyone feel at ease as she was so enthusiastic and motivating.
    We all had a great time, and Gwenny was fabulous.
    I would definitely recommend it.
    Many thanks.

  • Charleston Hen Party Dance Class in Glasgow - May 2016

    I would just like to say a huge thank you to Savanna for teaching us our Charleston Dance, everyone loved it.
    Savanna was so energetic and a lovely teacher, we will definitely recommend the company to others for future as it was something different and specific to the brides tastes.
    It also didnt make us self concious no matter what level of dance you were at you could wing it!
    Thanks again,
    Eilidh Morton

  • Charleston Hen Party Dance Class in London - Apr 2015

    I just wanted to express my thanks to Carole and the team at the Cheerleading Company who helped me organise my sister's Hen Party on 25th April 2015. We really had the most fantastic time and enjoyed every moment. Carole was superb at getting everyone instantly involved and pitched the day perfectly for all abilities and realising immediately that our main aim was just to have fun! Louise, our Bride, had an amazing time and said it was one of the best days of her life. She absolutely loves Charleston and I can guarantee we'll be putting our new skills to use on the Big Day! Thank you for making the organisational side so simple and straight forward. Many thanks, Chloe Mulcahy

  • Charleston hen Party in Bath - Sep 2014

    Just want to say a huge thank you to Tiffany for organising and Polly for the awesome Charleston dance class on 27th September in Bath.  It was a surprise for the bride, and it really paid off as we had so much fun, and everyone really got into the spirit of it! I would recommend your company to anyone wanting a fun and energetic activity for a hen do, birthday or special occasion and it really did make the hen weekend perfect.THANK YOU!!


  • Charleston hen Party in Chester - Aug 2014

    Hi Elena,
    Just wanted to email to thank Jade and the cheerleading company so much for the dance class! Everyone found the class a good giggle and we even managed to re-create the lift later that night post wine!


  • Charleston Hen Party in Somerset - July 2014

    Just wanted to email to say how wonderful Polly was at our Charleston session on Saturday, she put the 24 of us ease instantly, she was so professional and friendly and what a dancer!  We had such a fab time so thankyou Polly, and thankyou to all the team who have been SO helpful all the way along. A first class service all round!

    Kind regards
    Gill and Laura

  • Charleston Hen Party in Cardiff - July 2014

    Hi Ladies,
    I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all and especially Emily our instructor for an amazing dance class. Everyone had a great time! Kayla nearly died when she thought we were working out and her face when we put her on the bike was hilarious so i wanted to share it with you. Thanks again.

    You have all been amazing!
    Kind regards

  • Charleston Hen Party in London - July 2014

    Brilliant fun at pineapple dance studios...

    Thanks again so much!
    Ashley and her hens

  • Charleston Hen Party in Edinburgh - June 2014

    Hi Elena,
    Just a quick email to say that the hen and all the girls thoroughly enjoyed the Charleston dance class with Harriet in Edinburgh on Saturday.  It was brilliant fun and we have loads of great photos and videos as a memory!  Harriet made everyone feel at ease straight away and she was very patient with us!

    Thanks again and best wishes,

  • Charleston Hen Party in York - April 2014

    I just wanted to thank the cheerleading company for putting on our Charleston dance class on Saturday. We all had a fabulous time and the bride to be thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you especially to Rachel our instructor who was amazing! I would recommend this class and your company any day.

    Thanks again,

  • Charleston Hen Party in London - April 2014

    Hi Greta/Ali,
    I just wanted to email and say a massive thank you for organising everything so brilliantly. We all had an absolutely fantastic time at Helens hen do learning the Charleston on Saturday....Ali was brilliant, really enthusiastic and motivating! I will definitely be recommending your company next time someone is looking for a dance class or just as something fun and different!

    Many thanks again,

  • Charleston Hen Party in Chester - March 2013

    I just want to send a thank you for the class that Penny hosted on Saturday in Chester for my friends hen party. We had an excellent time and Penny was very patient with us less experienced dancers!! It was such a good laugh and the routines at the end were ace ha!! Although our attempts at the moves later in Havana were possibly the best!!

    Thanks again

  • Charleston Hen do in Chester

    Hi Greta,
    Hope you're well. I just wanted to get in touch to stay thank you so much for the Charleston class on Saturday. The hen loved it and so did all of the rest of the girls - we were all singing Happy Feet and Fat Sam's Grand Slam and doing our jazz hands and crazy knees for the rest of the weekend!! Penny was absolutely fantastic - really friendly, fun and encouraging....and patient when we didn't get the moves! Please pass on a big thank you to her from all of us. I do have a couple of photos that Penny took of us and a video which I will send on to you once I've uploaded everything.

    Thanks again - it was even more fun than I'd hoped and perfect for the hen!

  • Charleston hen party in Bath

    Just want to say a huge thank you to Polly for the awesome Charleston dance class on 27th September in Bath.  It was a surprise for the bride, and it really paid off as we had so much fun, and everyone really got into the spirit of it! I would recommend your company to anyone wanting a fun activity for a hen do, birthday or special occasion and it really did make the hen weekend perfect.


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Charleston Hen Party Dance Class

The Charleston hen party is all about 1920's vintage fun & frolicks. Think Great Gatsby, Flapper Girls and beaded fringe dresses when planning your Charleston themed hen do. We start your hen party with a Charleston dance class where we cover the basics. It is all set to a soundtrack of 1920's classics like Happy Feet and The Charleston, as well as tracks like 'Bang' from Great Gatsby. Then, step back in time to 1920's Chicago, bang in the middle of the Prohibition, as you and the hens learn a fabulous Flapper girl routine straight off Fat Sam's Speakeasy stage. This is classy and fun and a great choice for anyone having a vintage, 1920's or Gatsby themed hen do. Roaring 20's here we come...

Contact us at The Cheerleading Company to find out more or check availability. You can call us on 020 8672 4586, email or just fill in the 'Check Availability' form opposite.

Charleston Hen Party breakdown & price

The 1920's themed Charleston hen party is the cat's meow! The session includes:

  • 1.5hr private dance class with a TCC qualified dance teacher in a smart dance studio
  • Charleston class warm up - The Charleston Walk
  • Charleston dance lesson including clasic steps like Swivel kicks, shim sham and illusion knees
  • Group dance routine to Bugsy Malone - suitable for wedding flashmob
  • Jazz cool down
  • Gift: Bottle of Bubbly for the bride
  • Bring your cameras and the teacher will film it for you

Price: £20-£30pp depending on group size & party date.

Want to know exactly what happens in the Charleston hen party? Click on the link below to read the choreographer's full description.

Charleston Choreographer: Greta

The Charleston party actually came about because we included a whole Charleston section in our Strictly party (it being my favourite strictly dance alongside the Argentine Tango). However, I got so carried away with the Charleston that we ended up with too much content and were only able to use a small section in the final Strictly hen party. But, our Charleston choreography was so much fun that I couldn't bear the thought of our hens not getting the chance to do it. The main charleston routine is inspired by Chris & Ola's glitter ball winning dance to Bugsy Malone. I marked it out with Sherene, one of the other instructors and it was hilarious. We were literally rolling about on the floor in fits of laughter, especially when we did the swimming move at the end. We had to turn it into a dance hen party so we decided to create a whole Charleston party, dedicated to this fantastic dance! And low & behold, the Charleston party was born!

My Charleston obsession is partly because of the exquisite vintage costumes and partly because it appeals to my love of silliness. I'm really into the history of the Charleston and it's role as a scandalous social dance back in the 1920's. I love the idea of going out to a Jazz club in the roaring 20's and everyone doing the Charleston! It's easy to imagine the energy & fun a night like that would have involved. And it's exactly the sort of feeling we want for our hen parties. It's not that hard to create bacuse most of our hens come dressed up in vintage 1920's outfits & flapper girl costumes so we instantly have that 1920's buzz. Then we do a charleston workshop to teach everyone the basic moves which is completely light-hearted and fun. We include a charleston dance competition (a nod to It's a Wonderful Life) which is always full of laughs, and then we go on to do our fantastic group routine to Fat Sam's from Bugsy Malone - the inspiration for the whole party and one of the funniest dances that we do. We get lots of emails from hens saying that they did the dance at the wedding & it was hilarious!

The other wonderful thing about the Charleston party is the music. I was able to use a whole range of tracks including of course The Charleston and other songs from the golden Jazz era, alongside retro-influenced tracks like Will-I-am's Great Gatsby soundtrack and the soundtrack from Chicago the musical - another of my favourites. I think that the Charleston hen party has one of the best soundtracks of all of our parties. Perfect for any vintage themed hen do.

Meet our lovely Charleston dance teachers

Hen Party Dance Teacher Tasha in Brighton

Hen Party Dance Teacher Tasha in Brighton
Hen Party Dance Teacher Tasha in Brighton

What are your top 3 favourite Cheerleading Company hen parties in Brighton?

1. Charleston - I love the music, it’s so bouncy and happy and I love the cheekiness of the flapper girl, I am a showgirl at heart.
2. Cheerleading - The bride is aways surprised about the personalised wedding cheer and everything looks amazing with pom poms!
3. Disney - I love a fairytale and I love giving the clues for the mini routines, it makes it really fun.

Hen Party Dance Teacher Valerie in Bath & Bristol

Hen Party Dance Teacher Valerie in Bath & Bristol
Hen Party Dance Teacher Valerie in Bath & Bristol

What are your top 3 favourite Cheerleading Company hen parties in Bath and Bristol?

1. Cheerleading - I love having fun with the personalised cheer!
2. Dirty Dancing - The film is so iconic and it is every girl’s dream to the Dirty Dancing lift
3. Charleston - Everyone always looks so glam and gets really in to the 1920’s feel

Hen Party Dance Teacher - Emily in Cardiff & Swansea

Hen Party Dance Instructor - Emily in Cardiff & Swansea
Hen Party Dance Instructor - Emily in Cardiff & Swansea

What are your top 3 favourite Cheerleading Company hen parties in Cardiff?

  1. Charleston- this era and style is very much me and love going back in time to the 1920's
  2. Single Ladies- Because I love how Beyonce moves and her fierce attitude, I get to move like her and be a Diva
  3. Thriller- I believe Michael Jackson is a pioneer in dance and music and love performing his moves

What do you love about teaching hen parties in Cardiff and Swansea?

I love being a coach at The Cheerleading Co because I am part of a very special event and with each party there is joy, fun and laughter and obviously I get to teach and dance, nothing could be better.

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Charleston Hen Party costume ideas

Charleston Hen Party Costume Ideas

Charleston hen party costume ideas. There are so many exquisite vintage costume ideas for the 1920's look and The flapper girl is a fun costume idea. Luckily the 1920s fashion has had a big resurgence in recent years and of course films like The Great Gatsby have really helped this. It’s really easy now to create the 1920s costume from the High Street or online for your 1920's hen party. Actually that reminds me New Look had a fab fringe dress recently which I wish I’d snapped up.

charlestonheadbandFor the 1920s Charleston Costume, the idea is beads, fringe, and long pearls, so make the bride look stunning. A dress or any item of clothing with beading on it is a good start or of course something with fringe. There are lots of fab Charleston 1920s accessories you can easily buy online and still have change for £5. A string of fake pearls works a treat and I’m also partial to a Charleston head band as I think they really finish off the outfit. If you don't want to go all out with the dresses, you could just do a sort of nod to the theme by giving everyone head bands to wear.

 Charleston 1920s Hair and Make up ideas.

charlestonmakeupThe Charleston make up and hair is quite similar to the Burlesque costume in that it has a vintage feel. For me the main difference though is that with the 1920s eyes you can go heavy on the smokey look you don’t need to hold back.

Charleston 1920s  Footwear ideas - bare feet or trainers are recommended. You can wear dance shoes if you have them but as tempting as it is I'd avoid high heels as you will probably want to save your feet for  your night out so keep it comfy for the dance lesson, and just put the heels on for the photos.


Hope our Cheerleading Company costume tips help you find your dance hen party outfits & we can't wait to see your costume photos : )

Charleston Hen Party Dance Classes

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Get in touch to reserve a slot whilst you talk to the rest of the hens.
Call: 020 8672 4586  or email Or just fill in the Check Availability form opposite.

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