2017 Courses

Here are the Courses that we have coming up in 2017:

15 Mar – 5 Apr      Fundamentals / Tandem Charleston
12 Apr – 3 May     Fundamentals / Balboa Basics
10 May – 31 May  Swingout / Musicality
5 Jul – 26 Jul        Fundamentals / Swingout
2 Aug – 23 Aug     Fundamentals / Classic Moves
30 Aug – 20 Sep   Fundamentals / Intro to Partnered Charleston
27 Sep – 18 Oct     Fundamentals / Tandem Charleston
25 Oct – 15 Nov    Fundamentals / Swingout
22 Nov – 13 Dec   Fundamentals / California Routine

If you would like to book a place on any of these Courses, email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

 

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The next Fundamentals Course starts 12th April!

Swing dancing is becoming more and more popular and it is showing no signs of slowing down.  It is a fantastic way to get fit, learn a new skill and meet a fabulous bunch of people.  Why not give it a go?

Learn the basics in just four classes with our Fundamentals Course!

Our fundamentals course is a very popular way to kick start your dancing. This course will help you build your basic skills giving you a solid foundation in fundamental lindy hop moves and techniques, ideal for people who’ve never danced before. With small class sizes you will get to meet and know a lovely group of people interested in dancing. Meaning you’ll have friends to dance with when you come along to a social dance or drop in class.

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning
– Appropriate for beginners, improvers, and anyone else who wants to build their basics
– Pre-booking and payment in advance required

We run this course back to back. The next course is on the following dates:

Wednesdays 12th April – 3rd May
6:30-7:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

Have a look at this video for a taster of what you can expect on the course:

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #32!

This fortnight’s variation is Swivels!

Preparation is the key to success!  So make sure to nail that triple step prep into the twist-twist!

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Balboa Basics Course – 12th April!

Learn the basics of Balboa with our course starting 12th April!

Branch out and learn a different style of swing dance with our Balboa Basics Course!

Originating in Southern California in the 1920s and 30s, Balboa is part of the family of swing dances and is often danced to faster tempos!

Our Balboa Basics course will give you the basic techniques and a variety of moves to get you successfully dancing Balboa socially.  It is suitable for absolute beginners as well as improvers who might want to solidify what they already know.

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning
– Pre-booking and payment in advance required

Wednesdays 12th April – 3rd May
8:30-9:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

Interested?  See top bal dancers Nick Williams and Kate Hedin in action in this awesome video!

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #31!

This fortnight’s variation is The Half Scissor!

Combine a step cross with a kick ball change to create this fun variation!

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Hot Charleston – Mar/Apr 2017

Hot Charleston is a great way to learn the Charleston, have fun, burn calories and meet some great people.  The next one is on:

Saturday 11th March
3:30 – 5:30pm
@ The Dance Studio Leeds

£8 drop in, no booking required
Comfortable clothes and flat shoes recommended
No partner required

Next dates:
25th March
8th April
22nd April

The workshop is open to absolute beginners and experienced dancers alike, starting from the basic step giving you a few showy moves and a good workout. The workshop has two sections; the first section gives you a short fun routine and the second section focuses on developing the steps you’ve learnt in the first section, introducing a freestyle aspect (but in a structured way). This will give you the confidence to Charleston anywhere!

Here’s a video from a recent Hot Charleston as a recap and as inspiration!

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Shim Sham Workshop 4th March

Learn the absolutely classic routine all Lindy Hoppers should know – The Shim Sham!

Saturday 4th March
3:30 – 5:30pm
The Dance Studio Leeds
£8 drop in
No experience necessary

The Shim Sham is an awesome but simple jazz routine that anyone can learn. This workshop will start right at the beginning, so no previous experience is necessary. The Shim Sham is performed at most events and we’ll make sure to give you the opportunity to practice at our drop in classes and socials.

There’s no need to book in advance, just turn up on the day! Feel free to join the facebook event though.

If you’re unsure what this is all about check out Frankie himself breaking it down:

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #30!

This fortnight’s variation is The Leg Sweep!

Stay cool with this simple swooshy variation!

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