This fortnight's variation is Inverse Footwork This one might mess with your head a bit but definitely in a good way! Once you've got your swingout down playing with footwork across the whole move is a great way to push your understanding of the connection and momentum
Don't let the darker evenings get you down! Even if you've been out of school for years autumn still feels like time for new beginnings. We meet a surprising number of people who say they've been meaning to try swing dancing. So what's holding you back? Fear of the unknown? Just can't tear yourself away... Continue Reading →
This fortnight's variation is Fast Taps If you liked last week's variation here's a follow on! ...and now we're all tapped out ;)
This fortnight's variation is Slow Taps Behind Get those toes tippity tappin! Master this week's variation and we'll build on it with a faster version next week :)
When was the last time you rolled down a grassy hill or stomped in a puddle or made up a silly song? These days we all find ourselves spending far too much time working and planning and networking and generally adulting and we forget to make time to just have fun! At Swing Dance Leeds... Continue Reading →
This fortnight's variation is Figure of 8 Version 2 Being able to turn away from your leader without over-stretching is a nice challenge to work on! Extra Credit: Our first Figure of Eight variation is here. Play spot-the-difference to test your video learning skills!
It's that time of year again when we ask the dancers of Leeds to show us what you've got! It's time for the Couch to Hellzapoppin' Challenge and this year we've got badges! Here's how to play: Start off with our Fundamentals Course. This is a 4 week introductory course that runs Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 at... Continue Reading →
This fortnight's variation is Dramatic Stomp We all crave a bit of drama from time to time Inspired by Katie Stotter, general badass!
It seems like every few weeks a new article is published with scientific studies demonstrating various health benefits of dancing. The latest article making the rounds states "researchers interviewed 1,000 people and found that often those who were dancing not only reported feeling happier, but also more satisfied with their lives, especially in relationships, health, and the... Continue Reading →
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