The can-can is coming to the Black Country!

Frilly skirts and high kicks at the ready girls – the can-can is coming.

The can-can is coming to the Black Country!

Tracey Holt, Georgie Palmer and Angie Hart with instructor Maggie Palmer launch new can-can and charleston classes across the Black Country from her home in Waveney Grove, Cannock. .

Classes for the flirty, fast and physical are to be held across the Black Country and Staffordshire.

Run by Willenhall dance teacher Maggie Palmer, the two-hour workshops will bring the thrill of 1920s Paris to the 21st century. The 48-year-old Triple M Dance Academy principal said: “The French can-can is iconic but it's physically demanding so is a great way to have fun, get fit and tone up.

“It has always been a passion of mine since I was young, but I have not had the chance to teach classes. But now it is really exciting that I am able to do so.”

The dance teacher, who has 32 years experience, has devised the special course to be held in Wolverhampton, West Bromwich and Cannock.

Miss Palmer’s dance school already teaches burlesque and cabaret dances, but she is now introducing the can-can and another 1920s classic – the Charleston.

Skirts will be provided and booking is essential to secure a place. Miss Palmer said: “The French can-can is flirtatious, cheeky and fun-loving, so it is a great opportunity for people.

“We’ll have the skirts so it will be authentic and I’ll make sure everyone gets warmed up before we get the legs going.” 

The sessions will take place at the Avon Business and Leisure Centre, Avon Road, Cannock on February 22 between 2pm and 4pm.
The Wolverhampton workshop is taking place at the New Hampton Arts Centre in Dunkley Street on February 23 from 11.30am until 1.30pm.
And then at the Black Widow Martial Arts Academy, High Street, West Bromwich, on March 8 from 10.30am until 12.30pm.
To book a place at a workshop or for more details contact Miss Palmer on 07881 538780 or go to
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