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
Our 2020 line up is out! Put these dates in your diary folks. All of these courses are 8:30-9:30pm at Dance Studio Leeds. We’ll also have Lindy Hop Fundamentals running alongside these courses on the same dates in the 6:30-7:30pm slot.
For a more detailed description of any of these courses visit our Courses Page. Considering revisiting a course that you’ve done before? Great idea! We often cover slightly different material each time we run these courses to suit needs of the group. We think many dancers benefit from doing a course more than once so anytime you take a course that you’ve done before you get it for the discounted price of just £20 per person.
Have you asked for experiences instead of things this year? Do you want your Christmas shopping to support local businesses instead of corporate greed? Then look no further!
Swing Dance Leeds Gift Vouchers tick all the boxes!
We can do gift vouchers for Wednesday Courses, Hot Charleston workshops or private classes. A private lesson is an especially lovely treat–like a spa day for dancers. These can also be a nice low stress experience for someone who really wants to have a go at dancing but can’t work up the confidence to go to a class
To purchase a gift voucher simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a request through our web form. Let us know what you have in mind and we’ll do the rest!
Did you promise yourself that this would be the year that you would finally get around to signing up for a swing dance class? The clock is ticking but don’t worry you can still make it! Our final Lindy Hop Fundamentals Course starts 20th November. Just in time to get you ready to dance the night away on New Years!
Lindy Hop Fundamentals is our four week beginners course covering all the basic steps of this joyful vintage swing dance. You’ll learn at your own pace alongside a small group of other newbies and you don’t even have to have a partner! We promise you’ll make friends along the way, have a good laugh, and even get a bit of exercise.
Wednesdays 20th Nov to 11th Dec
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course
Pre-booking and payment required in advance
to register email: email@example.com
Have a look at this video for a taster of what you can expect on the course:
For a full list of course dates visit our courses page
When you’re first learning to dance it’s easy to laugh at yourself and just hope that one day you’ll feel less awkward. As you start to push yourself to dance with strangers, learn harder material, perform or compete you’re likely to have moments that really knock your confidence, maybe even make you feel like giving up. Most of us do.
Imagine the scene: you’re at a weekend event and you take notice of some dancers that look quite good. You think hey I’ll be brave and make a point of asking those folks for a dance. You spot one of them and approach.
“Hi want to dance?”
“Oh sorry no.”
“Oh okay, no worries”
You approach someone else, “Are you dancing?”
“Oh uh–I’m just resting…”
“Oh right sorry”
You ask another person and get yet another rejection. You start to feel a bit snubbed, a bit down about yourself and your dancing.
I think we’ve all experienced this at one time or another. Does no one want to dance with you or is it all in your head? It doesn’t really matter which it is, you still feel crummy. Here are some tips to help get past that icky feeling and still have an awesome night.
First, just take a moment to rule out a few factors that are in your control. If you can answer yes to any of these then you may just need to be more aware of these factors as any of them could lead to someone declining a dance:
If you answered no to all of the above questions then remind yourself what a declined dance (or two) does not mean. Your mind can take you to some strange places when you’re feeling down. It’s good to remember that a rejection (especially one from a complete stranger):
What a few declined dances might mean:
Some of these reasons might not seem very kind. I’ve tried to be realistic. However, in the moment it can be really difficult to tell if someone is snubbing you or if you’re just having a bit of bad luck so try not to jump to conclusions. Ultimately it doesn’t matter what the reason is because all of these things are outside of your control and also not about you or your dancing.
This is the important bit, how to go from being sad and annoyed to hopefully having an awesome time!