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Happy New Year from Swing Dance Leeds!

We hope you’ve all had a wonderful break over Christmas and are ready for a fab year of dancing in 2018!

We’ve got loads already lined up for you… so here’s a summary of all our Courses, Classes and Workshops coming up in the next few months:

Courses:
Fundamentals Course – 10th January
Fundamentals Course – 7th February
Fundamentals Course – 7th March

Intro to Partnered Charleston Course – 10th January
Swingout Course – 7th February
Tandem Charleston Course – 7th March

Further details of all Courses can be found on our Courses page.
To book for any of these courses, email us at swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

Classes:
Mondays – Swing Jive Leeds, Moortown Social Club (restarts 8th January)
Tuesdays – Hot Charleston Weekly, Activ Zone, Morley (starts 16th January)
Thursdays – Bella Balboa, Sheffield (restarts 11th January)
Fridays – Lindy Fridays, The Carriageworks, Leeds (restarts 12th January)

These are all drop-in classes (pay on the door) and are open to absolute beginners (see links for details).

Hot Charleston Workshops:
6th January
20th January
27th January
10th February
17th February
10th March
17th March

Hot Charleston Workshops are drop-in (pay on the door) classes at The Dance Studio Leeds, Mabgate Mills.  Full details in the links above.

See you on the dance floor!

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #52!

This fortnight’s variation is Fun with Rocklesteps!

There’s loads of ways you can style this variation, check out ours, or create your own!

— A rocklestep feels like a rock step but has the rhythm of a triple step! —

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Intro to Partnered Charleston – 10th January

Learn how to Charleston in 2018 with this beginner friendly course!

Intro to Partnered Charleston
Wednesdays, 10th – 31st January
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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First Fundamentals Course of 2018 starts 10th January!

Make 2018 your year of dance!

Is your New Year’s resolution to learn to dance, get fit, or make new friends?  You can do all of this and more with our Fundamentals Course!

We will teach you 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 as well as anyone else who wants to re-visit their basics

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

Course Details:
Wednesdays 10th – 31st January
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:

The January Course is stating to fill up, but the next Fundamentals Courses will run on the following dates:
7th – 28th February
7th – 28th March

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

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Christmas Gift Vouchers

Treat a friend to a gift voucher from Swing Dance Leeds this Christmas! 

Wondering what to get your dancer friend as a present this Christmas?  Treat them to a voucher from Swing Dance Leeds!

Vouchers can be redeemed against any of our Courses or for a Private Class.  To buy a voucher simply email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com.

We have a variety of courses available from beginner level upwards, including our ever-popular Fundamentals Course.  We’re sure that the lucky recipient of the voucher will find a course suitable for them!

Private classes are one of the best ways to improve your dancing, providing personal feedback on exactly what you need.  They can be held in the comfort of your own home and are not limited to the Leeds area.

Voucher web

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #51!

This fortnight’s variation is the Dynamic Triple!

Change weight to sweep the right foot out as you triple!

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Brand New Class: Hot Charleston Weekly!

We’re really excited to announce that there’s a new class in town! Spinning off from our fortnightly Hot Charleston Workshops in Leeds City Centre, this will be an hour long solo Charleston and vernacular jazz class!

Absolute beginners welcome.  No need to book, no experience required, no partner needed, just turn up for a great workout!

Tuesdays 8-9pm
£5 entry
Activzone Texas Street LS27 0JF

Please note that Hot Charleston Weekly will replace the existing Lindy Hop class that currently runs at this time.  However, there are still TWO more Lindy Drop classes to go before the end of 2017 and everyone is welcome to attend these!  These are Tuesdays 5th and 12th December, so please do come along and give Lindy Drop the great send-off that it deserves!

Our regular Hot Charleston Workshops at the Dance Studio Leeds, will continue as normal on Saturdays, the first one of 2018 being 6th January.

Here’s a video of the most recent Hot Charleston Saturday workshop to give you an idea of the kinds of things we’ll be doing at the new Hot Charleston Weekly!  We can’t wait!

 

 

 

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