All Levels: Learn how to do the Stew (Observatory)

Mama’s Stew, aka The Stew, is a super fun, high-energy solo jazz routine that is perfect for dancers of all experience levels. The routine originated as a warmup dance used by Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers during their practice sessions at the Savoy Ballroom. The name comes from Mama Lu Parks, a former hostess at the Savoy and dancer who preserved the routine by regularly performing it with her dance group, and helped bring Lindy Hop to a new generation of dancers.

Check out this great rendition from Remy, Julien, and Florent!


R100 pp/class. No need to bring a partner. Anyone can lead or follow, roles not gendered.

When & Where:

  • Wednesdays, 16 November – 7 December, 19h15-20h15
  • Observatory Community Centre, Observatory

What to bring:

  • Comfy shoes that you can dance in (sneakers and formal shoes are great, low vintage-style heels are fine too)
  • A water bottle

Please take note of our cancellation policy.


16 Nov 2022


19:15 - 20:15




Observatory Community Centre
Observatory Hall, Rawson Street, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
Sarah Boyd


Sarah Boyd
+27 62 072 3376
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