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Our Frankie’s Moves Course is Back!

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One of our most popular courses is back again featuring signature moves from lindy hop legend Frankie Manning.

Who was Frankie Manning? He was one of the greatest lindy hoppers of his time (he was the first to add air steps to the dance!). He was also hugely instrumental in the swing revival. As a young man he performed all over with Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, in his later years he traveled the world teaching at lindy hop events, large and small, nearly every weekend. He became known as the Ambassador of Swing and even got his own google doodle a couple of years ago. Come along and learn some of Frankie’s favourite moves.

The Frankie’s Moves Course is appropriate for dancers who are comfortable with the basics and ready to add some new classic moves to their repertoire.

Wednesdays, 1st-22nd April
8:30-9:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course

Pre-payment required. To register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #105

This fortnight’s variation is Unnecessary!

Can you believe it’s 4 been years since we started? We’re going to be taking a break from making FVF videos for a little while, so we made this one unnecessarily complicated. Let us know how you got on! Hopefully there’s still plenty of things for you to work on in the playlist of 105 variations. 

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #104!

This fortnight’s variation is Reverse Kick Kick Ball Change Step

 

Have a fanastic Christmas Break everyone, keep doing kick ball changes though!

 

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Our popular Swingout Course is back this February!

If you’re feeling confident with your Lindy Hop fundamentals, a swingout is the next move you’ll want to conquer!

Swingouts are the quintessential move of Lindy Hop and so important that we’ve dedicated an entire four week course to teaching them.

Swingout Course

Wednesday, 5th-26th February
8:30 – 9:30pm at The Dance Studio Leeds
£32 whole course

No partner required but pre-booking is essential. Email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

The course will go over the basic shape of a swingout and progress to more in-depth technique, styling, and a couple of variations to spice things up a bit. As usual with our courses numbers will be limited so we can give you personal feedback on what you need to make your swingout awesome.

Appropriate for those who have learnt a swingout shape and want to improve on their technique and learn a variation or two. This course is also for people who’ve never learnt a swingout, but have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of Lindy hop  – this is the next step for you.

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #103!

This fortnight’s variation is Rhythmic Pause

Don’t be fooled by the lackluster name this is quite a fun little variation!

We’ll cut them some slack it’s tricky coming up with names for over a hundred footwork variations :D

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Welcome to the Roaring Twenties!

As we enter the 20’s expect to see a big come back of everything from moonshine cocktails to frilly flapper dresses and obviously the Charleston! So get with the times and make sure you’re dance floor ready with our Intro to Partnered Charleston Course. Bookings are now open for this beginner friendly course starting this January.

We’ll cover the basic steps and technique for 20’s and 30’s style Charleston and a few flashy moves and have you social dancing in no time. Whether you’re going to a Great Gatsby party or a Big Band Swing Dance–we’ve got you covered! This is a great course for complete beginners or those who have done a bit of lindy hop and are looking for more moves to add to their repertoire.

Intro to Partnered Charleston
Wednesdays, 8th – 29th January 2020
8:30-9:30pm at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

A bit of trivia: Our Charleston dancers were actually featured in the first season of Peaky Blinders (that’s us in the background)

Take a look at this to give you an idea about Partnered Charleston:

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #102!

This fortnight’s variation is The Pause

Tired of the same old rhythms? Here’s one you may not have tried

This variation is a great one for working on control and balance as you exit a swingout

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