Category Archives: lindy hop

Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #94!

This fortnight’s variation is Dramatic Stomp

We all crave a bit of drama from time to time

Inspired by Katie Stotter, general badass!

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #93!

This fortnight’s variation is The Flamingo

Nothing says summer like a big ol’ flamingo. Can’t wait to see how you all style this one out on top.

With a bonus intro from our hosts for the last batch of videos

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Feeling Tricky?

With so many awesome Lindy Hop moves to learn there are some that can fall through the cracks, some moves that are just a bit too tricky to really get to grips with in a drop-in class. That’s why we’ve come up with this addition to our Classic Moves line up, focusing on Tricky Moves!

In this four week course we’ll teach you some great classic moves that are a bit on the tricky side, but with four weeks to work on them you’ll totally nail them! Exactly which toe-tangling moves we tackle will depend on the group. In the past we’ve looked at Switches, Hacksaws, Texas Tommy and Sailor kicks. We’ll spend a good amount of time learning how to do these moves well so that you can lead/follow them with confidence on the social dance floor or in a jam circle.

You don’t need a partner to book but you will need a good grasp of Lindy Hop Fundamentals and ideally be able to do a swingout

Classic Moves Course: Tricky Moves

Wednesdays, 28th Aug – 18th Sept
8:30-9:30pm

at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course

£10 discount if you’ve taken a previous Classic Moves Course (inc Frankie’s Moves)

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

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #92!

This fortnight’s variation is Fast Twist Kicks

High energy twisty kicky goodness!

You’ve nailed kicks and finally mastered those twists now it’s time for the next challenge–putting them together.

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #91!

This fortnight’s variation is Proper Heel Digs

Accept no imitations!

Filmed “on location” at DUSS Summer Swing

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #90!

This fortnight’s variation is Skipping

For when you’re in a yippy skippy kinda mood!

This is a great one for newer dancers–noticeably different from your standard footwork but the rhythm and the shape are pretty low-stress.

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Get Your Peaky Blinders on This July!

Learn how to dance the Charleston with a partner just like they did back in the day. Bookings are now open for this beginner friendly course starting this July. Its likely to sell out quickly so get in touch to book your place now!

Intro to Partnered Charleston
Wednesdays, 31 July -21 August 2019
8:30-9:30pm at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course

A course that will get you dancing this energetic dance everywhere you go. We’ll give you a good number of moves and the technique to social dance 20s and 30s style Charleston. So 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.

A bit of trivia: Our Charleston dancers were actually featured in the first season of Peaky Blinders (that’s us on the left) and we got to teach the Cillian Murphy and Annabelle Wallis how to dance!

Book your place by emailing: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

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

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