2017 Courses

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

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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LSX 2017 – individual day passes on sale!

Bookings are open for Leeds Swing Exchange 2017!  Click here to visit the website and book now!

You can still book a full weekend ticket for £70 (£60 unwaged).  Alternatively, you can buy passes for the individual days as follows:

Friday evening – £15
Saturday (all events) – £30
Sunday (all events) – £30
Monday afternoon – £15

Leeds Swing Exchange is an annual weekend of purely social dancing and other activities for swing dancers of any level.

It is happening this year on the August Bank Holiday 25th – 28th August 2017!  Your full weekend ticket includes four days of dancing in some of Leeds’ most iconic and beautiful venues, four fabulous live bands, two late-night afterparties, a mountain of cake as well as loads of other fun non-dancing activities!

We believe that social dancing with lots of people is definitely the fastest way to improve, so even if you’ve just started, if you’re in Leeds, you should be at Leeds Swing Exchange!

For enquiries, please email leedsswingexchange@gmail.com

In the meantime, happy hopping!

 

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Hot Charleston – September/October 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 9th September
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:
16th September
30th September
14th October
28th October

Hot Charleston 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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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #42!

This fortnight’s variation is Stomp Off!

This is a fun and simple way to change up the last triple step of your swingout!

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Tandem Charleston – 27th September

Following on from our Intro to Partnered Charleston Course is our Tandem Charleston Course!

Wednesdays
27th September – 18th October
8:30-9:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

This course is for those who have a good grasp of basic partnered charleston and are looking for more. Tandem Charleston aka Back to Back’ charleston is awesome fun, looks amazing and you can do it easily to fast music. The course will focus on core tandem charleston entries, exits and fun things to do while you’re there. No prior knowledge of tandem charleston required but 30s / side by side charleston basic is necessary.

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning
– Appropriate for improvers, and anyone looking to brush up on their tandem charleston.

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

 

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Intro to Partnered Charleston – 30th August

Learn how to Charleston with this beginner friendly course!
to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

Intro to Partnered Charleston
Wednesdays, 30th Aug20th Sep
8:30-9:30pm at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

A course that will get you dancing the fun energetic and fast charleston everywhere you go. This course will give you a good number of moves and the technique to social dance them when you’re at a party. Open to beginners and it’s a great dance to add to your repertoire as a Lindy Hop dancer, so if you’ve taken our Fundamentals course give this a go.

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning
– Appropriate for beginners, improvers, and anyone else who wants to do some charleston.

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

Take a look at this to give you an idea about Partnered Charleston:

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Our next Fundamentals Course starts 30th August!

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 of Lindy Hop in just one 4-week course!

This course will give 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 meet a lovely group of people, meaning you’ll have friends to dance with when you come along to a social dance or drop in class.  It is appropriate for absolute beginners and anyone else who wants to re-visit their basics

Benefits:
– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning

Course Details:
Wednesdays 30th August – 20th September
6:30-7:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

Pre-booking and payment required in advance
to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

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

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #41!

This fortnight’s variation is Knee Pops!

Combine last fortnight’s ‘&1’ variation with some funky knee pops!
Make this one as staccato as you like for maximum impact!

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