Tag Archives: 2016

Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #26!

This fortnight’s variation is the One Year Special!

We’ve been doing Footwork Variation of the Fortnight for one whole year!  Here’s a fun variation with a subtle timing for you to play with!


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Lindy at Leeds Market 2016

On Sunday 11th December, teams of dancers from Lindy Fridays, Leeds University Swingsoc and Swing Dance Leeds performed routines and danced all day at Leeds Kirkgate Market in order to raise money for the NSPCC!

Many of the dancers involved are new to dancing and had never performed in public before so it was a huge challenge for them.  It was a fabulous day and everybody worked really hard – you can see videos of the performances on the Swing Dance Leeds YouTube channel.

The first Lindy at the Light took place in 2005.  Since that time, we have raised over £50,000 for the NSPCC!  We have a target of £5,000 this year and you can help us get to that target by visiting our Just Giving page and donating online.

If you’re donating online, you can use the following hashtags in your message to show your support for a specific group:

#LF for Lindy Fridays
#SwSoc for Leeds Uni Swing Soc

Let’s smash our target for this fantastic charity this Christmas!

Thank you for your support.

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #25!

This fortnight’s variation is the Charging Bull!

Have a think about using this variation to emphasise long, drawn out notes in the music!

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #24!

This fortnight’s variation is the Walk Away!

With this one you can really change the look of your swingout without changing your footwork!

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Last Classes of 2016

The Christmas and New Year period is nearly upon us!  Here are the dates for the last classes of 2016 and when classes will be restarting in 2017:

Swing Jive Leeds (Moortown, Mondays)
Last class: 19th December
Restarting: 16th January

Lindy Drop (Morley, Tuesdays)
Last class: 29th November (The Little Big Band Christmas Dance on 6th December)
Restarting: 10th January

Bella Balboa (Sheffield, Thursdays)
Last class: 1st December (Festive Altalena Prestissimo dance on 8th December)
Restarting: 19th January

Lindy Fridays (City Centre, Fridays)
Last class: 9th December
Restarting: 13th January

Hot Charleston (City Centre, fortnightly Saturdays)
Last class: 26th November
Restarting: 14th January

Pop these dates in your diary and we hope to see you for a festive dance soon!

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #23!

This fortnight’s variation is Side Pushes!

Style this smooth variation any way you like!

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Hot Charleston – November

Hot Charleston is a great way to learn the Charleston, have fun, burn calories and meet some great people.  There are just two Hot Charleston sessions left in 2016!  The next one is on:

Saturday 12th November
3:30 – 5:30pm
@ The Dance Studio Leeds

£8 drop in, no booking required *** Comfortable clothes and flat shoes recommended *** No partner required

Next date:
26th November

The workshop 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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