Tag Archives: 2014

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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Musicality Course – 30th September

Learn how to dance to the music with our brand new Musicality Course!

Musicality Course
Wednesdays; 30th September – 21st October
8:30 – 9:30pm at The Dance Studio Leeds
£30 whole course

Lindy hop wouldn’t be lindy hop without the swung rhythm of the music we dance to.  Once you have a good grasp of the basics and a good handful of moves under your belt, we will give you some tools to help you become more musical in your dancing.  This course will give you a better understanding of the music, it’s common features and how to work with the music when you dance. It will include both how to be musical in and of yourself but also how to work with a partner to inspire and take inspiration from each other and the music. As with all our courses the class size will be small so we can answer any questions and give individual advice and exercises to take home.

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Progressive structured learning
– Appropriate for people who are comfortable social dancing
– Pre-booking and payment in advance required

Email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to book your place

A favourite clip of ours, showing how musicality doesn’t have to be choreographed polished routines but just making it up as you go…

 

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Swingout Course – 2nd September

For those people who have a good grasp of the fundamentals,  Swingouts are the quintessential move of Lindy Hop, so we’ve dedicated an entire four week course to teaching them.

Swingout Course
Wednesday, 2nd – 23rd September
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 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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Intro to partnered Charleston – 29th July

Wednesdays, 29th July26th August
(This course will have a week break on the 5th Aug)
8:30-9:30pm at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

This course will get you dancing the fun energetic and fast charleston everywhere you go. You’ll learn a good number of moves and the technique to social dance them when you’re at a party. Open to beginners but is a great dance to add to your repertoire as a Lindy Hop dancer, so if you’ve taken our Fundamentals course give this a go.

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning
– Appropriate for beginners, improvers, and anyone else who wants to do some charleston.

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

Take a look at this to give you an idea about Charleston and how it fits with Lindy Hop and Balboa

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Intro to partnered Charleston – 29th July

Wednesdays, 29th July26th August
(This course will have a week break on the 5th Aug)
8:30-9:30pm at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

This course will get you dancing the fun energetic and fast charleston everywhere you go. You’ll learn a good number of moves and the technique to social dance them when you’re at a party. Open to beginners but is a great dance to add to your repertoire as a Lindy Hop dancer, so if you’ve taken our Fundamentals course give this a go.

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning
– Appropriate for beginners, improvers, and anyone else who wants to do some charleston.

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

Take a look at this to give you an idea about Charleston and how it fits with Lindy Hop and Balboa

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Free Tea Dance at the M&S Archive this Saturday 18th April

For a fantastic afternoon, come down to the M&S archive 11am-3pm this Saturday – 18th April. We will be running taster classes, doing a performance and DJing for your pleasure, there will be tea and cake and it’s all free. The last three events were great and even broke records for number of people attending. Address and link below.

Flappers, Fringes and Golden Sparks: M&S in the ‘20s and ‘30s

Flappers, Fringes and Golden Sparks: M&S in the ‘20s and ‘30s

Saturday 18 April

Our popular decade days are back and this time we are heading to the 1920s and 30s.

Join us for a day of 1920s and 30s glamour and sophistication. Discover how M&S transformed itself from the days of the penny bazaar into a popular department store with displays of some of our earliest clothing and homeware. Channel your inner flapper and have a go at a cheeky Charleston. Complete your look with an incredible vintage make over before entering our best dressed competition – with a prize up for grabs.
FREE ENTRY and no need to book

Full details here
Address:
M&S Company Archive,
Michael Marks Building,
off Clarendon Road,
Leeds LS2 9LZ.

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Tandem Charleston – 1st April

Wednesdays,
1st April – 22nd April
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 but 30s / side by side charleston basic is necessary.

– 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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