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First Fundamentals Course of 2018 starts 10th January!

Make 2018 your year of dance!

Is your New Year’s resolution to learn to dance, get fit, or make new friends?  You can do all of this and more with our Fundamentals Course!

We will teach you the basics of Lindy Hop in just one 4-week course!  This course will give 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 meet a lovely group of people, meaning you’ll have friends to dance with when you come along to a social dance or drop in class.  It is appropriate for absolute beginners as well as anyone else who wants to re-visit their basics

Benefits:
– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning

Course Details:
Wednesdays 10th – 31st January
6:30-7:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

Pre-booking and payment required in advance
to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

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

The January Course is stating to fill up, but the next Fundamentals Courses will run on the following dates:
7th – 28th February
7th – 28th March

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

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Christmas Gift Vouchers

Treat a friend to a gift voucher from Swing Dance Leeds this Christmas! 

Wondering what to get your dancer friend as a present this Christmas?  Treat them to a voucher from Swing Dance Leeds!

Vouchers can be redeemed against any of our Courses or for a Private Class.  To buy a voucher simply email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com.

We have a variety of courses available from beginner level upwards, including our ever-popular Fundamentals Course.  We’re sure that the lucky recipient of the voucher will find a course suitable for them!

Private classes are one of the best ways to improve your dancing, providing personal feedback on exactly what you need.  They can be held in the comfort of your own home and are not limited to the Leeds area.

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Brand New Class: Hot Charleston Weekly!

We’re really excited to announce that there’s a new class in town! Spinning off from our fortnightly Hot Charleston Workshops in Leeds City Centre, this will be an hour long solo Charleston and vernacular jazz class!

Absolute beginners welcome.  No need to book, no experience required, no partner needed, just turn up for a great workout!

Tuesdays 8-9pm
£5 entry
Activzone Texas Street LS27 0JF

Please note that Hot Charleston Weekly will replace the existing Lindy Hop class that currently runs at this time.  However, there are still TWO more Lindy Drop classes to go before the end of 2017 and everyone is welcome to attend these!  These are Tuesdays 5th and 12th December, so please do come along and give Lindy Drop the great send-off that it deserves!

Our regular Hot Charleston Workshops at the Dance Studio Leeds, will continue as normal on Saturdays, the first one of 2018 being 6th January.

Here’s a video of the most recent Hot Charleston Saturday workshop to give you an idea of the kinds of things we’ll be doing at the new Hot Charleston Weekly!  We can’t wait!

 

 

 

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Last Classes of 2017 (and social dancing in December)!

The Christmas and New Year period is nearly upon us!  Here are the dates for the last classes of 2017 and when classes will be restarting in 2018:

Swing Jive Leeds (Moortown, Mondays)
Last class: 18th December
Restarting: 8th January

Lindy Drop (Morley, Tuesdays)
Last class: 12th December
Restarting: 16th January

Bella Balboa (Sheffield, Thursdays)
Last class: 7th December
Restarting: 11th January

Lindy Fridays (City Centre, Fridays)
Last class: 8th December
Restarting: 12th January

Hot Charleston (City Centre, fortnightly Saturdays)
Last class: 25th November
Restarting: 6th January

Social dancing in December

Even though the Sunday Swing Set has finished for the year, there are still plenty of social dancing opportunities coming your way this December:

Saturday 2nd December – Shambles Shuffle, York
Saturday 9th December – Balboa at Heart, Leeds (Balboa / Shag)
Saturday 9th December – Swing Fling 2017, Leeds
Wednesday 13th December – Festive Altalena Prestissimo, Sheffield (Balboa)
Saturday 16th December – An evening of Christmas Swing, Leeds
Wednesday 20th December – Free Festive Social in memory of David Emmott, Silsden

Pop these dates in your diary and we hope to see you for a festive dance soon!

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Make 2018 your year of dance with our Lindy Hop Courses!

If learning to dance is your New Year’s Resolution, here’s a great opportunity!  Our final Courses of 2017 have just commenced and now we’re looking ahead to the New Year!

Our popular Fundamentals Course is ideal for absolute beginners and we already have the dates for the first few Courses of 2018:

  • 10th Jan – 31st Jan
  • 7th Feb – 28th Feb
  • 7th Mar – 28th Mar

Each Fundamentals Course lasts for 4 weeks and runs on consecutive Wednesday evenings 6.30pm – 7.30pm.  These Courses are run back to back, so there’s always another one just around the corner!

Courses must be pre-booked and we’re now taking bookings, so email us at swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to secure your place.  The cost is just £30 for the 4-week Course.

Here’s a short video showing you the kinds of things you can expect to learn on our Fundamentals Course.

The Courses section has a few more details of what you can expect on the Fundamental Course and the other courses that we also run throughout the year. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

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Hot Charleston – November 2017 and January 2018

Hot Charleston is a great way to learn the Charleston, have fun, burn calories and meet some great people.  The next one is this Saturday!

Saturday 11th November
3:30 – 5:30pm
@ The Dance Studio Leeds

£8 drop in, no booking required
Comfortable clothes and flat shoes recommended
No partner required

Next dates:
25th November
***no classes in December***
6th January
20th January
27th January

Hot Charleston is open to absolute beginners and experienced dancers alike, starting from the basic step giving you a few showy moves and a good workout. The workshop has two sections; the first section gives you a short fun routine and the second section focuses on developing the steps you’ve learnt in the first section, introducing a freestyle aspect (but in a structured way). This will give you the confidence to Charleston anywhere!

Here’s a video from a recent Hot Charleston as a recap and as inspiration!

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Lindy Fridays at Holy Trinity Church – 10th November!

A special Lindy Fridays will be taking place at Holy Trinity Church on 10th November!  Please note that this is INSTEAD of the Corn Exchange.

Lindy Fridays will take place in the fantastic Holy Trinity Church (often used as the Monday venue for Leeds Swing Exchange) beginning with a short Lindy Hop taster class at 7pm, followed by social dancing until 10pm.  It’s the perfect way to start social dancing if you’ve just started taking classes!

Live music will be provided by the brilliant Martyn Nelson and the Rhythm Remedies, from Birmingham!

There will be a bar available at the venue.

Details of the event are here

Afterwards, you can go for some free blues dancing at Crowd of Favours with Underbeat Blues, just a short walk away!  Facebook event here.

We will also have Lindy Fridays t-shirts for sale, so be sure to bring a bit of extra cash with you!

Lindy Fridays classes will return as normal at The Carriageworks the following week.

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