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COVID 19 Update

In light of the announcement today from the government we will need to cancel all of our Wednesday Night Courses and Hot Charleston classes and workshops for the foreseeable future. Bella Balboa, Lindy Fridays and Moortown Swing Jive classes have also been cancelled as have most of the events we had coming up over the next few months.

It’s been a bittersweet evening for the Swing Dance Leeds team. In addition to putting the word out about all the various cancellations, we’ve also been overwhelmed with the kind words and messages of support we’ve received from you, our wonderful dance community.

We’re trying to come up with creative ways to keep you dancing (and keep ourselves afloat). This will probably take the form of video instruction of some kind. If you have any ideas of what would keep you going in isolation please let us know. For the moment we have vouchers available for courses, private classes and Hot Charleston workshops. If you want to give yourself something to look forward to when this all blows over get yourself or someone you like a Swing Dance Leeds Voucher.

Love Rob, Tina (and Talia)

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Let Yourself Go!

How do you go from executing moves to really inspiring others with your dancing? How do you know when to throw in cool variations? How do you dance to a song you’ve never heard before? How do you hit a break? How do develop your own style? We’ll tackle all these questions and more in our upcoming Musicality Course. This is a really special one that only comes around once a year!

Musicality Course
Wednesdays; 29th April – 20th May
8:30 – 9:30pm at The Dance Studio Leeds
£32 whole course

Once you have a solid grasp of the basics and a good handful of moves under your belt its time to start taking the moves and steps you learn in class and turning them into a three way conversation between you, your partner, and the music.

We take a practical and structured approach to musicality. We’ll help you break out of your defaults and bring more of your own personality into the dance. We’ll also look at how to work with a partner, and take inspiration from the music and those around you.

As with all our courses the class size will be small so we can answer any questions and give individual attention. No partner required but pre-booking is essential.

Email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to book your place

Here’s a favourite clip of ours, showing how musicality doesn’t have to be choreographed polished routines but just making it up as you go…

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Swingout Crash Course Sun 15th March!

Sunday 15th March
1-4pm
At The Dance Studio Leeds
£24
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Once you get the basic Lindy Hop rhythms down swingouts are the next move to tackle. They really are the bread and butter of Lindy Hop, the move that gives the dance it’s signature look.
This Crash Course will cover similar material to our usual Swingout course including the basic shape of swingouts, circles, and lindy turns, steps and technique, a few variations and styling.
You don’t need a partner to book on. You will need to be comfortable with 8 count footwork and you’ll need to have learned a circle (if you’ve taken our Fundamentals Course you’re good to go!).

Register onto our 3 hour swingout crash course by following this link:

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Bring on the Fun!

Adulting is hard! Sometimes the news is depressing, the future is scary, and work is just a bit…meh. That’s when you know its time to shake things up a bit! Get a little exercise, step outside your comfort zone, maybe even make some new friends. Our Lindy Hop Fundamentals Course is just the thing to add some spice to your life.

You’ll learn the basic steps and some core moves. Before you know it you’ll be swinging your heart out on the dance floor like the cool cat you know you are! You don’t even need a partner–just come as you are.

This course is appropriate for beginners, improvers, and anyone else who wants to build their basics. No partner required but pre-booking is essential.

Wednesdays 1st – 22nd April 2020
6:30-7:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

Have a look at this video for a taster of what you can expect on the course:

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Hop into Spring with our Lindy Hop Fundamentals Course!

Okay there isn’t really much “hopping” in Lindy Hop but it is a great way to celebrate a fresh start! Learn the basics of this fun energetic dance in just four weeks. Have a giggle with some other folks as you all try something new together. You’re likely to make friends along the way. You may even end up getting a bit of exercise.

Learn a few steps and hit the dance floor!

This course will help you build your basic skills giving you a solid foundation in fundamental Lindy Hop moves and techniques, ideal for people who’ve never danced before. With small class sizes you will get to meet and know a lovely group of people interested in dancing. Meaning you’ll have friends to dance with when you come along to a social dance or drop in class.

This course is appropriate for beginners, improvers, and anyone else who wants to build their basics. No partner required! But pre-booking is essential.

Wednesdays 4th – 25th March 2020
6:30-7:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

Have a look at this video for a taster of what you can expect on the course:

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Bring your friends!

Have you been trying to talk your other half into going to a dance class? Wish more of your friends would have a go at dancing? So do we! More dancers means more dancing for everyone! According to our extensive scientific research (many years of running Swing Dance Leeds), now is the time when inhibitions are at their lowest and everyone is SO bored with winter that they are actually willing to try new things–whoop!

So help us spread the word! Lindy hop is awesome and we want to get more new people out on the dance floor this year!

Our Lindy Hop Fundamentals Course is a great low-pressure introduction for people who might find a large class too intimidating. The classes are small and everyone is a beginner so we can take it nice and slow and all have a good laugh. You don’t even need a partner. The next course starts in February:

Wednesdays 5th – 26th Febuary 2020
6:30-7:30pm at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

Have a look at this video for a taster of what you can expect on the course:

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Learn to dance in 2020 with our January Fundamentals Course!

The new year is an excellent time to try something new. If you’re thinking about having a go at partner dancing we’ve got the perfect course for you! Swing dancing is a great way to get active, learn a new skill and meet a fabulous bunch of people. Why not give it a go?

Learn the basics in just four classes with our Lindy Hop Fundamentals Course!

This course will help you build your basic skills giving you a solid foundation in fundamental lindy hop moves and techniques, ideal for people who’ve never danced before. With small class sizes you will get to meet and know a lovely group of people interested in dancing. Meaning you’ll have friends to dance with when you come along to a social dance or drop in class.

This course is appropriate for beginners, improvers, and anyone else who wants to build their basics. No partner required! But pre-booking is essential.

Wednesdays 8th – 29th January 2020
6:30-7:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

Have a look at this video for a taster of what you can expect on the course:

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