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Charleston events in Leeds

Dance Weekends Update

Even though we’ve got more family responsibilities now, we still enjoy teaching weekend workshops and festivals in other cities. We love connecting with other dancers around the country and it keeps us on our toes! Here’s a quick update on what we can offer for those who might be wondering:

Rob on his own: Rob can teach solo classes, partnered classes and teacher training on his own or with a local teacher/demonstration partner. Recently he’s taught with Trisha Sewell (as a leader) and Scott Cupit (as a follower) at Swing Time in the Highlands and with Lucy Helena Toseland in Senegallia

Rob and Tina: We’re still happy to teach full day workshops and full weekends as a couple. When you book both of us, you get our toddler as a bonus (she’s very cute). We’re accustomed to teaching with her in the room and so far everyone seems to really enjoy having her in class. If you have someone in your scene that would enjoy helping keep the little one entertained it makes everything a little bit easier for us but it’s not a necessity. If the event involves evening social dances and/or competitions we may need to leave a bit early or divide and conquer but we’ll be there to dance with everyone as much as possible. Other than that our needs with regards to travel, accommodation, food etc are no different than what you would expect for other teaching couples.

To make an inquiry email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com or use this form

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Tandem Charleston – 7th March

Wednesdays,
7th 28th Mar
8:30-9:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

This course is for those who have a good grasp of basic partnered charleston and are looking for more. Tandem Charleston aka Back to Back Charleston” is awesome fun, looks amazing and you can do it easily to fast music. The course will focus on core tandem charleston entries, exits and fun things to do while you’re there. No prior knowledge of tandem charleston required you’ll just need a good grasp of the 30s Charleston basic, some experience with partner dancing is helpful but not required.

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning
– Appropriate for improvers, and anyone looking to brush up on their tandem charleston.

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

 

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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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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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Make 2018 your year of dance with our Lindy Hop Courses!

If learning to dance is your New Year’s Resolution, here’s a great opportunity!  Our final Courses of 2017 have just commenced and now we’re looking ahead to the New Year!

Our popular Fundamentals Course is ideal for absolute beginners and we already have the dates for the first few Courses of 2018:

  • 10th Jan – 31st Jan
  • 7th Feb – 28th Feb
  • 7th Mar – 28th Mar

Each Fundamentals Course lasts for 4 weeks and runs on consecutive Wednesday evenings 6.30pm – 7.30pm.  These Courses are run back to back, so there’s always another one just around the corner!

Courses must be pre-booked and we’re now taking bookings, so email us at swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to secure your place.  The cost is just £30 for the 4-week Course.

Here’s a short video showing you the kinds of things you can expect to learn on our Fundamentals Course.

The Courses section has a few more details of what you can expect on the Fundamental Course and the other courses that we also run throughout the year. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

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Hot Charleston – November 2017 and January 2018

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!

Saturday 11th 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 dates:
25th November
***no classes in December***
6th January
20th January
27th January

Hot Charleston 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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2018 Courses!

It might only be November, but we’re already starting to plan our Courses for 2018!

Here’s a head’s up of the first few Wednesday Courses in the New Year:

10th Jan – 31st Jan: Fundamentals
10th Jan – 31st Jan: Intro to Partnered Charleston
7th Feb – 28th Feb: Fundamentals
7th Feb – 28th Feb: Swingout
7th Mar – 28th Mar: Fundamentals
7th Mar – 28th Mar: Tandem Charleston

All of these Courses are now open for bookings: email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to book a place on any of these Courses.

The Fundamentals Course is ideal for absolute beginners.

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.

 

 

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