Author Archives: Robert Shield

Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #37!

The more classic jazz steps in your lindy the better. Try throwing a few Suzy-Qs in there:

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #13

Have a go at our thirteenth Footwork Variation of the Fortnight, the Swoosh (&3&4)

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by | June 27, 2016 · 6:46 pm

Important dates early 2016

If you’re wondering when the regular classes start again in 2016 here’s your handy list:

Monday 4th JanSwingJive
Drop in Lindy Hop class
8pm @Moortown Social Club

Friday 8th JanLindy Fridays
Drop in Lindy Hop class
8pm @The Carriageworks Theatre

Saturday 9th Jan Hot Charleston
Drop in Solo Charleston workshop
3:30pm @The Dance Studio Leeds

Tuesday 12th JanLindy Drop
Drop in Lindy Hop class
8pm @ActivZone in Morley

Thursday 21st Jan Bella Balboa
Drop in Balboa class
8pm @Walker Hall (Trippet Lane Sheffield)

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Intro to partnered Charleston – 29th July

Wednesdays, 29th July26th August
(This course will have a week break on the 5th Aug)
8:30-9:30pm at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

This course will get you dancing the fun energetic and fast charleston everywhere you go. You’ll learn a good number of moves and the technique to social dance them when you’re at a party. Open to beginners but is 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 Charleston and how it fits with Lindy Hop and Balboa

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Next Fundamentals Courses starts soon – 29th July!

Learn to swing dance in four classes!

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 two courses are on the following dates:

Wednesdays,
29th July – 26th August (week gap 5th Aug)
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

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Learn the Shim Sham 15th August

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

15th August
12:15 – 2:15pm
@The Dance Studio Leeds
£8 drop in
No experience necessary

The Shim Sham is a awesome but simple jazz routine that anyone can learn. This workshop will start right at the beginning, 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: https://www.facebook.com/events/1699228556964776/

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

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Brand new drop in class starting 7th July – In Morley!

There’s now Lindy Hop in Morley! These will be absolute beginner drop in classes, no need to book, no experience required, no partner needed… just turn up!

Rob & Tina 1334From the 7th July – 28th July (to start with)
Tuesdays 8-9pm
£5 entry
Activzone: Texas Street LS27 0JF

For anyone who has ever fancied giving this style of dancing a go, maybe looked on with envy at the guys shaking their thang at the vintage fairs – or maybe you just want to try something new and meet some new people – then this class is your chance. The class will be friendly, relaxed and inclusive, no matter how many left feet you have we want you to come down and enjoy yourself.  

This class will be taught by Rob ant Tina Shield and run every Tuesday 7th July – 28th July to get things started, if enough people are interested we’ll keep it going indefinitely!

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