Let’s Talk About Shoes

Whether you're going for maximum performance and comfort or authentic vintage style shoes are a very important part of any dancers wardrobe. We'll have a look at what options are out there, some popular brands, and how to find your perfect shoe! You Gotta Have Sole One of the most important features of your dance... Continue Reading →

Kieron Finn on Vintage Fashion

Last month we picked up some excellent tips on vintage hair and make up from the Someday Sweethearts. This month we've got a second installment of vintage style for you from one of our lovely local dancers--Kieron Finn! Kieron has been a fan of vintage fashion since he was a teenager, starting with mod 60s fashion... Continue Reading →

Dance Weekends 101

If you've been taking classes and maybe even started venturing out to try social dancing the next adventure for you should be traveling to a dance weekend. You now speak the international language of dance and one of the most fun things you can do with this new found skill is to travel to another... Continue Reading →

How to Spread the Lindy Love

Don’t ask what your dance community can do for you, ask what you can do for your dance community! So you’ve been bitten by the Lindy Hop bug and you want to shout it from the rooftops! Here’s a list of things both big and small that you can do if you want to get... Continue Reading →

Flying Solo

I can’t tell you the number of times we’ve heard “I'll never be a good dancer because I don’t have a partner.” Please do not let yourself believe this nonsense! Sure, Lindy Hop is a partner dance, but it's also a social dance that offers a whole range of opportunites for anyone--with or without a... Continue Reading →

On Lindy Hop and Motherhood

So while everyone else is out dancing to a live band tonight I thought I'd spend Mothers' Day evening writing about my experience so far of balancing motherhood and dancing. I left it quite late to have a child, partially because I hadn't met the right person and partially because I wasn't ready to give... Continue Reading →

All Are Welcome!

What Does a Lindy Hopper Look Like? On a fairly regular basis we get emails from folks asking if they would be welcome in a lindy hop class if they don’t happen to look like either of the people in this silhouette. So here's a quick run down of what to expect from lindy hop... Continue Reading →

Cat’s Corner–Watch this Space!

We're adding a new feature to the Swing Dance Leeds website. Traditionally the "Cat's Corner" is the area of the dance floor where the cool kids, the keenest dancers, hang out. We're adding a space on our website to discuss lindy hop culture, swing music, and pro tips to help improve your dancing. If that... Continue Reading →

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