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Take one of our 4 week courses for £32. All courses held at The Dance Studio Leeds.
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11th Jan – 1st Feb (7:30-8:30) : Lindy Hop Fundamentals
11th Jan – 1st Feb (8:40-9:40) : Intro to Partnered Charleston
8th Feb – 1st Mar (7:30-8:30) : Lindy Hop Fundamentals
8th Feb- 1st Mar (8:40-9:40) : Swingouts
8th Mar- 29th Mar (7:30-8:30) : Lindy Hop Fundamentals
8th Mar – 29th Mar (8:40-9:40) : Core Moves
5th Apr – 26th Apr (7:30-8:30) : Lindy Hop Fundamentals
5th Apr – 26th Apr (8:40-9:40) : Musicality
3rd May – 24th May (7:30-8:30) : Lindy Hop Fundamentals
3rd May – 24th May (8:40-9:40) : Tandem Charleston
31st May – 21st Jun (7:30-8:30) : Lindy Hop Fundamentals
31st May – 21st Jun (8:40-9:40) : Tricky Moves
28th Jun – 19th Jul (7:30-8:30) : Lindy Hop Fundamentals
28th Jun – 19th Jul (8:40-9:40) : Balboa Basics
30th Aug – 20th Sept (7:30-8:30) : Lindy Hop Fundamentals
30th Aug – 20th Sept (8:40-9:40) : Intro To Partnered Charleston
27th Sept – 18th Oct (7:30-8:30) : Lindy Hop Fundamentals
27th Sept – 18th Oct (8:40-9:40) : Swingouts
25th Oct – 15th Nov (7:30-8:30) : Lindy Hop Fundamentals
25th Oct – 15th Nov (8:40-9:40) : Frankie’s Moves
22nd Nov – 13th Dec (7:30-8:30) : Lindy Hop Fundamentals
22nd Nov – 13th Dec (8:40-9:40) : California Routine Course
Lindy Hop Fundamentals Course
Our fundamentals course is a very popular way to kick start your dancing. 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.
Intro To Partnered Charleston
Learn how to Charleston with this beginner friendly course! We’ll teach you two different styles of charleston and plenty of moves to dance the night away with your partner.
Learn the iconic and dance defining move “The Swingout!”. So essential for any Lindyhopper we’ve got a full 4 week course just for this one move
The course will go over the basic shape of a swingout + circle. It is appropriate for people who have learnt an 8 count basic but never learnt a swing out. It is also appropriate for those who have learnt a swing out shape and want to improve on their technique and learn a variation or two.
Everything is better with music! Learn how to make simple changes for big effects so that all your dances feel unique to the 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 but 30s / side by side Charleston basic is necessary.
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.
In this course we’ll go over some of the most common moves that you’ll see on the dance floor. It’s a great follow on course from our Fundamentals Course.
Learn how to dance Balboa with this beginner friendly course! Balboa is a dance in the swing family, and is related to Lindy Hop. Typically danced faster but actually a lot less energetic. People enjoy this dance for being able to dance all night whatever the tempo.
Frankie’s Moves Course
Frankie Manning (aka The Ambassador of Swing) had some great classic moves that we think all lindy hoppers should have in their repertoire! This course is aimed at dancers who are comfortable with the basics and looking for some new cool moves. We’ll spend a good amount of time on each move so that you can lead and follow them confidently on the social dance floor.
Intro To Solo Charleston
No experience required. This course will start from the basics and build up a couple of short simple routines giving you the joy of dancing charleston.
Charleston Jam Circle Course
Learn to social dance solo charleston in Rob’s style of Jam Circles. They’re great fun and a confidence boost. This course is open to everyone who knows the basic charleston step, from beginners to experts. Having a mix of abilities will only make the jam circles better and you’ll learn more from it.
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Drop in Classes
Bella Balboa – Sheffield
Thursdays 8-10pm at Walker Hall (Scout shop) in Sheffield: Balboa Classes. 1 for £6 or 2 for £7. Absolute beginners welcome!
Fridays 7-9.45pm in the Carriageworks (millennium square, city centre): Lindy Hop class and social dancing for £5! Absolute beginners welcome!
Improvers: 7 – 8pm
Beginners: 8:10 – 9pm
Social Dancing: 9 – 9:40pm
Hot Charleston Workshops (In Person)
Saturdays at The Dance Studio Leeds. £5 for 1 class or £9 for both.
Pre-booking encouraged, runs about twice a month. Check dates