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An evening of Christmas swing

The Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra is holding an evening of Christmas Swing at the Corn Exchange 7.30pm – 10.30pm on Saturday 16th December!

Discounts are available if you are a dancer!  Tickets can be purchased online – select the £10 concession rate and mention on the door that you are a dancer!

You can find further information on the facebook event page.

This promises to be a lovely festive occasion and is a great opportunity to get a last dance in the Corn Exchange this year!

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California Routine Course – 22nd November

Learn this classic routine choreographed by Frankie Manning!

California Routine Course
Wednesdays; 22nd November – 13th December
8:30 – 9:30pm at The Dance Studio Leeds
£30 whole course

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Progressive structured learning
– Appropriate for people who are comfortable social dancing
– Pre-booking and payment in advance required

The California Routine is a classic lindy hop routine, which draws on all of the fundamentals of lindy hop, including 6 beat, 8 beat and Charleston footwork.  It includes some small lifts and is often used as a performance routine.  You will need to have a good grasp of the fundamentals of lindy hop and be comfortable with swingouts for this course.  We won’t be doing any of the big aerials in the routine and have adapted them so that they are achievable for everyone!  As well as providing you with the moves and technique you need to complete this routine, we will also be focusing on its performance aspects.

Email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to book your place

VE Day 70 at Leeds Dock

 

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Swingout Course – 25th October

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

Swingout Course
Wednesday, 25th October – 15th November
8:30 – 9:30pm at The Dance Studio Leeds
£30 whole course

The course will go over the basic shape of a swingout and progress to more in depth technique 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 swing out 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 swing out, but have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of Lindy hop  – this is the next step for you.Shillouette Swingout

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Classes in Leeds over the Summer

Some of the classes in Leeds take a break over the summer.  Here’s what’s happening with the ones we know about, so you know where to get your dancing fix!

Mondays – Swing Jive Leeds
Moortown Social Club
Classes continue every Monday throughout Summer (except August Bank Holiday Monday)

Tuesdays – Balboanorth/Backroom Balboa
Moortown Social Club
Classes continue every Tuesday throughout Summer

Tuesdays
Activ Zone, Morley
Last class Tuesday 20th June – classes restart on 1st August

Wednesdays – Swing Dance Leeds Courses
The Dance Studio Leeds
Currently taking a break – classes restart on 5th July (check out our Courses page to find out what’s coming up)

Wednesdays – Wakey Lindy Hoppers
Sandal Methodist Church Hall
Classes continue every Wednesday throughout Summer

Thursdays – Bella Balboa
Trippet Lane, Sheffield
Last class Thursday 22nd June, 3 weeks break with classes restarting on 20th July until 31st August (inclusive), then another 3 week break, returning on 28th September

Fridays – Lindy Fridays
The Carriageworks
Classes continue until 28th July, restarting on 1st September

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #37!

The more classic jazz steps in your lindy the better. Try throwing a few Suzy-Qs in there:

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Swingout Course – 5th July

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

Swingout Course
Wednesday, 5th – 26th July
8:30 – 9:30pm at The Dance Studio Leeds
£30 whole course

The course will go over the basic shape of a swingout and progress to more in depth technique 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 swing out 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 swing out, but have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of Lindy hop  – this is the next step for you.Shillouette Swingout

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Musicality Course – 10th May

Learn how to dance to the music with our Musicality Course!

Musicality Course
Wednesdays; 10th – 31st May
8:30 – 9:30pm at The Dance Studio Leeds
£30 whole course

Lindy hop wouldn’t be lindy hop without the swung rhythm of the music we dance to.  Once you have a good grasp of the basics and a good handful of moves under your belt, we will give you some tools to help you become more musical in your dancing.  This course will give you a better understanding of the music, it’s common features and how to work with the music when you dance. It will include both how to be musical in and of yourself but also how to work with a partner to inspire and take inspiration from each other and the music. As with all our courses the class size will be small so we can answer any questions and give individual advice and exercises to take home.

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Progressive structured learning
– Appropriate for people who are comfortable social dancing
– Pre-booking and payment in advance required

Email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to book your place

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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