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Announcing a brand new course–Frankie’s Moves!

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This spring we’ll be doing something a bit different with our Classic Moves Course. We’ll spend the whole four weeks working on some of Frankie Manning’s signature moves. We’re calling it Frankie’s Moves!

Who was Frankie Manning? He was one of the greatest lindy hoppers of his time (he invented aerials!). He was also hugely instrumental in the swing revival. As a young man he performed all over with Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, in his later years he traveled the world teaching at lindy hop events, large and small, nearly every weekend. He became known as the Ambassador of Swing and even got his own google doodle a couple of years ago. Come along and learn some of Frankie’s classic moves.

The Frankie’s Moves Course is appropriate for dancers who are comfortable with the basics and ready to add some new classic moves to their repertoire.

Wednesdays, 4th-25th April
8:30-9:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

Pre-payment required. To register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

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What is Lindy Hop?

Maybe you’ve seen it on tele or you’ve heard friends talking about it but what is this Lindy Hop dance??

Lindy Hop is a social partner dance that was first popular in the US from the 1920s-40s. It is the original “swing dance” and is usually danced to swing music. The dance had a revival in the late 1990s and since then has become a world wide phenomenon, with dance scenes springing up in cities all around the globe. It’s a tremendously versatile dance that can be slow, chilled out, and sophisticated or wild and high energy or anything in between. For a more detailed explanation of Lindy Hop history and culture and some fabulous photos check out this blog post.

Learn 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 and anyone else who wants to re-visit their basics

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

Course Details:
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

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:

 

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Booking now for 7th March Fundamentals Course!

Learn how to Lindy Hop with Swing Dance Leeds! Its a vintage dance craze that’s really catching on, a super fun way to get fit and make friends without even really trying. Give it a go and see what all the fuss is about!

Learn the basics of Lindy Hop in just one 4-week course!

This course will give you a solid foundation in basic lindy hop moves and technique, 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 and anyone else who wants to re-visit their basics

Course Details:
Wednesdays 7th – 28th March 2018
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:

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

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Tandem Charleston – 7th March

Wednesdays,
7th 28th Mar
8:30-9:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

This course is for those who have a good grasp of basic partnered charleston and are looking for more. Tandem Charleston aka Back to Back Charleston” is awesome fun, looks amazing and you can do it easily to fast music. The course will focus on core tandem charleston entries, exits and fun things to do while you’re there. No prior knowledge of tandem charleston required you’ll just need a good grasp of the 30s Charleston basic, some experience with partner dancing is helpful but not required.

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning
– Appropriate for improvers, and anyone looking to brush up on their tandem charleston.

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

 

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Book now for our February Fundamentals Course!

Its time to dance, dance, 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 7th – 28th February
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:

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

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Swingout Course – 7th February

If you’re feeling confident with your Lindy Hop fundamentals, a swingout is the next move you’ll want to conquer!

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

Swingout Course
Wednesday, 7th-28th February
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, styling, 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 swingout 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 swingout, but have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of Lindy hop  – this is the next step for you.Shillouette Swingout

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January Courses are SOLD OUT!

Thank you to all of you lovely people who’ve put dancing at the top of your list of things to try in 2018! Our January courses are now FULLY BOOKED.

If you missed the boat this month don’t worry! We have more great courses scheduled throughout the year. For those that are new to Lindy Hop we have another Fundamentals Course starting 7th February .

The Fundamentals 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

Course Details:
Wednesdays 7th – 28th February
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:

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

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