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What’s happening at Lindy Fridays

Lindy Fridays at Holy Trinity Church – 10th November!

A special Lindy Fridays will be taking place at Holy Trinity Church on 10th November!  Please note that this is INSTEAD of the Corn Exchange.

Lindy Fridays will take place in the fantastic Holy Trinity Church (often used as the Monday venue for Leeds Swing Exchange) beginning with a short Lindy Hop taster class at 7pm, followed by social dancing until 10pm.  It’s the perfect way to start social dancing if you’ve just started taking classes!

Live music will be provided by the brilliant Martyn Nelson and the Rhythm Remedies, from Birmingham!

There will be a bar available at the venue.

Details of the event are here

Afterwards, you can go for some free blues dancing at Crowd of Favours with Underbeat Blues, just a short walk away!  Facebook event here.

We will also have Lindy Fridays t-shirts for sale, so be sure to bring a bit of extra cash with you!

Lindy Fridays classes will return as normal at The Carriageworks the following week.

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Lindy Fridays at the Corn Exchange – 13th October!

The next Lindy Fridays at the Corn Exchange is happening on 13th October!

Lindy Fridays will take place in the fantastic Leeds Corn Exchange, beginning with a short Lindy Hop taster class at 7pm, followed by social dancing until 10pm.  It’s the perfect way to start social dancing if you’ve just started taking classes!

Not only do you get all that wonderful social dancing time but for your £5 entry fee, you’ll also get £2 off food and drink at Primo’s Gourmet Hotdogs!

Details of the event are here and here’s a video of the kind of thing you can expect!

Sharing the Corn Exchange with us this time will be the Gin Society and the wonderful Dr Sid from Manchester will be spinning swinging tunes for both events!  Details of the Gin Society event and how to get tickets can be found in the facebook event.

Free blues dancing at Crowd of Favours just around the corner afterwards with Underbeat Blues!  Facebook event here.

We will also have Lindy Fridays t-shirts for sale at the Corn Exchange, so be sure to bring a bit of extra cash with you!

Lindy Fridays classes will return as normal the following week.

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Lindy at Leeds Market 2016

On Sunday 11th December, teams of dancers from Lindy Fridays, Leeds University Swingsoc and Swing Dance Leeds performed routines and danced all day at Leeds Kirkgate Market in order to raise money for the NSPCC!

Many of the dancers involved are new to dancing and had never performed in public before so it was a huge challenge for them.  It was a fabulous day and everybody worked really hard – you can see videos of the performances on the Swing Dance Leeds YouTube channel.

The first Lindy at the Light took place in 2005.  Since that time, we have raised over £50,000 for the NSPCC!  We have a target of £5,000 this year and you can help us get to that target by visiting our Just Giving page and donating online.

If you’re donating online, you can use the following hashtags in your message to show your support for a specific group:

#LF for Lindy Fridays
#SwSoc for Leeds Uni Swing Soc

Let’s smash our target for this fantastic charity this Christmas!

Thank you for your support.

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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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Lindy at the Light 2015

On Saturday 12th December, teams of dancers from Leeds, York and Hull will be performing routines at The Light Shopping Centre in order to raise money for the NSPCC!

Many of the dancers involved are new to dancing and have never performed in public before so this is a huge challenge for them.  They have all worked really hard to learn their routines and will be performing at least 5 times between 12 noon and 5.30pm, so please do come along on the day to support them.

The first Lindy at the Light took place in 2005.  Since that time, we have raised over £44,000 for the NSPCC!  We have a target of £4,000 this year and you can help us get to that target by:

  • Coming on the day, watching the routines and putting money in our buckets;
  • Sponsoring someone you know who is taking part; or
  • Visiting our Just Giving page and donating online.

If you’re donating online, you can use the following hashtags in your message to show your support for a specific group:

#LF for Lindy Fridays
#SwSoc for Leeds Uni Swing Soc
#KS for Kingston Swing
#York for York
#Tap for Dance Studio Leeds Tappers

Check out Lindy at the Light on Facebook for updates about the event.

Here’s a video from 2014 which shows Leeds Uni Swing Soc’s great routine:

Let’s smash our target for this fantastic charity this Christmas!

Thank you for your support.

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Lindy at the Light 2013

On the 14th Dec from noon until 5.30pm teams of enthusiastic new dancers from Leeds, York and Hull will perform at least 5 dance routines in order to raise money for the NSPCC. They will be performing in public at The Light shopping center all afternoon. Come down on the day, enjoy the show and put a few pennies in our buckets. You can even donate right now by going to our justgiving page.

Follow Lindy at the Light on Facebook and Twitter for all the updates

Here’s a teaser video taken from the Lindy Fridays (#LF) Open Routine:

The event has raised over £34,000 since it started in 2005 and with your help we can reach our target of £6,000 this year taking the total to over £40,000!
Thank you

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by | November 27, 2013 · 12:59 pm

Regular beginner drop in classes

If you’ve just discovered Lindy Hop and Swing Dancing and want to learn some more then come along to one of the drop in classes…

SWING JIVE

Mondays 8-11pm in Moortown Social Club: 2 classes and social dancing for £5! Absolute beginners welcome!
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SWING SOC

Thursdays 7-10pm at Leeds University room LG10: 2 classes and social dancing £3 for non-members. (term time only)
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LINDY FRIDAYS

Fridays 7-9.45pm (beginners starts at 8) in the Carriageworks (millennium square, city centre): 2 classes and social dancing for £5! Absolute beginners welcome!
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Or if you really want to get stuck in and learn everything you need to get social dancing in just four weeks, sign up to swing dance leeds fundamentals course next one 5th June.

See you on the dancefloor!

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