So it seems the Zumba craze is slowly starting to die down a little, and arguably the most important legacy it has left us is a new yearning for a fun and creative brand of exercise. No longer content with a tedious treadmill session, we’re after something a little more inventive. Enter Charleston-ercise, a weekly dance and exercise class held at the Methodist Central Buildings that utilizes the fast-paced energy of 1920s and 1930s dance moves to help us keep fit with jazz-era merriment. As one of the world’s most energetic dance styles, the Charleston is perfect for an exercise class – especially in a city that boasts an already healthy scene for vintage glamour.

Every Thu, Central Methodist Hall (opposite Affleck’s Palace), Oldham St, M1 1JQ, 5.30 – 6.30pm (last entry 5.45pm), £5,

Jess Hardiman
Published on:
Thu 1 May 2014