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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Drop-in Lindy Hop Classes every Tuesday!

Learn to dance, vintage style, at Lindy Drop, Morley!

Now we’re in September with Autumn fast approaching, there’s nothing better than spending your Tuesday evenings learning how to dance this wonderful dance called Lindy Hop!

Beginner classes, every Tuesday 8-9pm
£5 entry
Activzone Texas Street LS27 0JF
Link to facebook event for next class here

The class will be friendly, relaxed and inclusive, no matter how many left feet you have we want you to come down and enjoy yourself!

No previous experience necessary – No need to bring a partner!

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #44!

This fortnight’s variation is the Wiggle Wiggle!

Have a little wiggle instead of your rock step!

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Our next Fundamentals Course starts 27th September!

Swing dancing is becoming more and more popular and it is showing no signs of slowing down.  It is a fantastic way to get fit, learn a new skill and meet a fabulous bunch of people.  Why not give it a go?

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 27th September – 18th October
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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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #43!

This fortnight’s variation is the Lock Turn!

This variation fits into a 6-beat pass-by rather than a swingout!
Challenge: can you fit it into other places too?

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LSX 2017 – individual day passes on sale!

Bookings are open for Leeds Swing Exchange 2017!  Click here to visit the website and book now!

You can still book a full weekend ticket for £70 (£60 unwaged).  Alternatively, you can buy passes for the individual days as follows:

Friday evening – £15
Saturday (all events) – £30
Sunday (all events) – £30
Monday afternoon – £15

Leeds Swing Exchange is an annual weekend of purely social dancing and other activities for swing dancers of any level.

It is happening this year on the August Bank Holiday 25th – 28th August 2017!  Your full weekend ticket includes four days of dancing in some of Leeds’ most iconic and beautiful venues, four fabulous live bands, two late-night afterparties, a mountain of cake as well as loads of other fun non-dancing activities!

We believe that social dancing with lots of people is definitely the fastest way to improve, so even if you’ve just started, if you’re in Leeds, you should be at Leeds Swing Exchange!

For enquiries, please email leedsswingexchange@gmail.com

In the meantime, happy hopping!

 

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Hot Charleston – September/October 2017

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

Saturday 9th September
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:
16th September
30th September
14th October
28th October

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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