Lindy Drop! Lindy hop classes resume 1st August!

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

After a short summer break, Lindy Drop classes will be restarting in Morley on 1st August.  We’d love to have a big bunch of new faces to join our regulars to learn the wonderfully fun Lindy Hop dance style!

Beginner classes, every Tuesday 8-9pm (starting 1st August)
£5 entry
Activzone Texas Street LS27 0JF

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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Hot Charleston – July/August 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 22nd July
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:
5th August – Tranky Doo Workshop (instead of Hot Charleston)
This is an intermediate level solo jazz routine – if you’ve done the Shim Sham or been to a few Hot Charleston workshops, you should be fine for this!

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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Underneath the Stars Festival – Cannon Hall, Barnsley

Swing Dance Leeds is teaching taster classes this weekend at Underneath the Stars Festival!

Underneath the Stars is a fantastic family-friendly festival and we are really excited to be returning!  On Sunday 23rd July, we’ll be teaching a swing dance workshop, which will be followed by a dance with music provided by the David Broad Trio!

As well as our classes and the amazing band line-up, there are lots of other activities to get involved in, including street theatre and storytelling, circus skills, arts and crafts workshops as well as an open farm!  We’d definitely recommend this as a fantastic day out and it is just £55 for a day ticket (£20 for children aged 7-15 and free for under 7’s)!

We’ll also be teaching solo Charleston and Shim Sham workshops on the Friday and Saturday of the Festival.

Come along and have a dance!

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #40!

This fortnight’s variation is &1!

Here’s a useful little variation that you can use on its own or in combination with other variations!  Also useful for when you end up on the ‘wrong’ foot!

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Classic Moves Course – 2nd August

There are so many awesome Lindy Hop moves, we wish we could learn them all! In this four week course we’ll teach you some of the most classic ones, including the Texas Tommy, Switches and more. The aim of this course is to spend a good amount of time learning how to do these classic moves well so as to lead and follow them smoothly on the social dance floor. You will be required to have a  good grasp of the fundamentals of Lindy Hop, inluding swingouts.

– Classic moves
– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning
– Appropriate for improvers+

Wednesdays, 2nd – 23rd August
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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Next Fundamentals Course starts 2nd August!

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 2nd – 23rd August
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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M&S Archive – Rock around the Frock Event

Free on Saturday 8th July?  Join us for a day celebrating the 1950’s at the M&S Archive and their Rock around the Frock event!

The 1950s: Glamour came bouncing back and M&S embraced the optimism of the decade bringing new fabrics and the New Look to the high street. Join us for rock’n’roll dance classes, previously unseen 50s fashions, hair and make-up demos and special screenings of our wonderful 1950s cinema adverts – complete with popcorn!

This event is free and everyone is welcome, and we’d love to see your own 1950s outfits, so please dress to suit the decade if you’d like to!  We’ll be teaching two classes and there’ll be music to dance to in between these.

Class times 11:30am and 1:30pm

There’s no need to book, just drop in between 11am and 3pm on 8th July.

Location:
M&S Company Archive
Michael Marks Building
off Clarendon Road
Leeds
LS2 9JT (for Sat Nav use LS2 9LZ)

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