Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #17!

This fortnight’s variation is The Kick Away!

This simple yet effective variation is a great one to have in your repertoire!

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Intro to Partnered Charleston – 14th September

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

Intro to Partnered Charleston
Wednesdays, 14th Sept5th Oct
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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New Lindy Hop and Charleston Performance Courses!

Perform in a dance show with Swing Dance Leeds!

The Dance Studio Leeds is putting on a show on 8th October in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research, showcasing the various dance styles that use the Dance Studio for classes/rehearsals. We are putting Lindy Hop and Solo Charleston routines into the show and would love you to take part! This sort of opportunity only comes up every so often and is a really rewarding experience.

In these courses, you will learn a choreographed routine, which you will then go on to perform at the show on 8th October. The details are as follows:

Lindy Hop Course dates/times:

Sunday 11th September 3-5pm
Sunday 25th September 3-5pm
Sunday 2nd October 3-5pm

Charleston Course dates/times:

Saturday 10th September 9-10am/11am-12noon
Sunday 25th September 9-11am
Sunday 2nd October 10am-12noon

Saturday 8th October – The Show!

The courses run for a total of 6 hours each (rather than our usual 4). However, the cost of the courses will still be the same as usual (£30) and you’ll get to perform on stage!

We’re specifically aiming the choreography at newer dancers, but the Course is open to anyone with previous Lindy Hop/Charleston experience.

The day involves a rehearsal on stage in the daytime followed by the show itself in the evening. As well as being a great opportunity to show off your skills on stage, and perhaps challenge you to do something outside your comfort zone, it’s also a fantastic opportunity to get involved in fundraising for a great charity. The fundraising page for the event is here: https://yorkshirecancer.everydayhero.com/uk/the-dance-studio-leeds

If you’re interested in either of these courses, please email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to book.

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Next Fundamentals Course starts 14th September!

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 14th September – 5th October
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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Hot Charleston is back!

Hot Charleston is back after a break over summer and we can’t wait!

If you’ve never been before, Hot Charleston is a great way to learn the Charleston, have fun, burn calories and meet some great people.

The next one is this Saturday 20th August at 3.30pm.  The remaining dates for 2016 are:

Saturday 10th September
Saturday 24th September
Saturday 22nd October
Saturday 12th November
Saturday 26th November

All 3:30 – 5:30pm
@ The Dance Studio Leeds

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

The workshops are 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 the last Hot Charleston as a recap and as inspiration to come along and join in!

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #16!

This fortnight’s variation is the Crossed Slip Slop!

Challenge your balance with this cute rock step variation!

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #15!

This fortnight’s variation is Crazy Legs!

You can replace pretty much any rock step with this simple variation – give it a go!

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