New Year Courses!

New year, new start!  If you’ve ever wanted to learn to dance, we already have our first few courses planned for 2017!  Here’s a head’s up of what we’ll be doing on Wednesday evenings in the New Year:

11th Jan – 1st Feb: Fundamentals
11th Jan – 1st Feb: Intro to Partnered Charleston
8th Feb – 1st Mar: Fundamentals
8th Feb – 1st Mar: Swingout
15th Mar – 5th Apr: Fundamentals
15th Mar – 5th Apr: Tandem Charleston

The Fundamentals Course is ideal for absolute beginners.

If you’ve taken the Fundamentals course and want more, the Swingout Course is a perfect next step!

The Courses section has a few more details of what you can expect from these courses and the other courses that we also run throughout the year.  You can also email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to find out more and to book for any of our Courses.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #24!

This fortnight’s variation is the Walk Away!

With this one you can really change the look of your swingout without changing your footwork!

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Last Classes of 2016

The Christmas and New Year period is nearly upon us!  Here are the dates for the last classes of 2016 and when classes will be restarting in 2017:

Swing Jive Leeds (Moortown, Mondays)
Last class: 19th December
Restarting: 16th January

Lindy Drop (Morley, Tuesdays)
Last class: 29th November (The Little Big Band Christmas Dance on 6th December)
Restarting: 10th January

Bella Balboa (Sheffield, Thursdays)
Last class: 1st December (Festive Altalena Prestissimo dance on 8th December)
Restarting: 19th January

Lindy Fridays (City Centre, Fridays)
Last class: 9th December
Restarting: 13th January

Hot Charleston (City Centre, fortnightly Saturdays)
Last class: 26th November
Restarting: 14th January

Pop these dates in your diary and we hope to see you for a festive dance soon!

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Learn to dance in 2017 with our January Fundamentals Course!

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 11th January – 1st February
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 #23!

This fortnight’s variation is Side Pushes!

Style this smooth variation any way you like!

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Intro to Partnered Charleston – 11th January

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

Intro to Partnered Charleston
Wednesdays, 11th Jan1st Feb
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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Hot Charleston – November

Hot Charleston is a great way to learn the Charleston, have fun, burn calories and meet some great people.  There are just two Hot Charleston sessions left in 2016!  The next one is on:

Saturday 12th November
3:30 – 5:30pm
@ The Dance Studio Leeds

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

Next date:
26th November

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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