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Looking for some good tracks to practice dancing to?

Here’s a playlist of tracks we use in our fundamentals course:

Practice Playlist

Perfect for dancing round the living room and doing your footwork in your bedroom!

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by | December 2, 2013 · 4:19 pm

Lindy at the Light 2013

On the 14th Dec from noon until 5.30pm teams of enthusiastic new dancers from Leeds, York and Hull will perform at least 5 dance routines in order to raise money for the NSPCC. They will be performing in public at The Light shopping center all afternoon. Come down on the day, enjoy the show and put a few pennies in our buckets. You can even donate right now by going to our justgiving page.

Follow Lindy at the Light on Facebook and Twitter for all the updates

Here’s a teaser video taken from the Lindy Fridays (#LF) Open Routine:

The event has raised over £34,000 since it started in 2005 and with your help we can reach our target of £6,000 this year taking the total to over £40,000!
Thank you

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by | November 27, 2013 · 12:59 pm

Hot Charleston 7th Dec – With mini Charleston Party after

@the Dance Studio Leeds
7th December
3.30 – 5.30pm
Plus mini Charleston Party until 6.30pm
£8 Drop in, no booking required.
Comfortable clothes, flat shoes recommended.
Solo Charleston – No partner required

The workshop is open to absolute beginners and experienced dancers alike, starting from the basic step 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.

As this is the last Hot Charleston of the year there’s going to be an extra hour at the end for a mini Charleston Party. This is social time, no extra charge, there will be snacks and drinks and charleston music playing as a little thank you to everyone who has come to my Hot Charleston classes this year, it has been great. 971022_146983575491226_1614345616_n

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Hot Charleston Tomorrow! 9th Nov

@the Dance Studio Leeds
9th November
3.30 – 5.30pm
£8 Drop in, no booking required.
Comfortable clothes, flat shoes recommended.
Solo Charleston – No partner required

With the success of the new format and record breaking numbers for Hot Charleston last month I’m super excited about tomorrows workshop! The workshop is open to absolute beginners and experienced dancers alike, starting from the basic step a few showy moves and a good workout exactly as before. The new section focusing on developing the steps you’ve learnt in the first section, and introducing a freestyle aspect (but in a structured way). This will give you the confidence to charleston anywhere and I’ve had people tell me they’ve been strutting their stuff on nights out already.

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Fundamentals Course – 13th November

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.

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning
– Appropriate for beginners, improvers, and anyone else who wants to build their basics

Wednesdays, 13th Nov – 4th Dec
6:30-7:30pm at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

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Advanced Charleston Course 13th nov

Starting the 13th November we’ll be running the first dedicated partnered charleston course in Leeds! If you want to push your limits and learn more exciting and intricate steps then look no further. We’ll break down the connection and techniques into small chunks and then reassemble them in new ways giving you tools to be creative and musical. The course will assume that you have a grasp on side by side charleston, various entries and exits to tandem and hand to hand charleston.

Wednesdays 13th Nov4th Dec 8:30pm-9:30pm @the Dance Studio Leeds £30 for the 4 week course

As with all our courses places will be limited to keep a small class size with personal feedback so that you can get the most out of it.

To book email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

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Hot Charleston 19th October – New Format

@the Dance Studio Leeds
19th October
3.30 – 5.30pm
£8 Drop in, no booking required.
Comfortable clothes, flat shoes recommended.
Solo Charleston – No partner required

We’re trying a new format for Hot Charleston this month. The workshop will still be open to absolute beginners and experienced dancers alike, starting from the basic step a few showy moves and a good workout exactly as before. However with a new section focusing on developing the steps you’ve learnt in the first section, and introducing a freestyle aspect (but in a structured way). This will give you the confidence to charleston anywhere just like this video:

Charleston is a fantastic, fun, exciting dance full of self expression. It can be done anywhere from the jazz club to the night club to just while you’re walking down the street! The steps are quick to pick up and allow for you to really put your own stamp on it.

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by | October 5, 2013 · 1:19 pm