Tag Archives: 2016

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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Lindy Fridays at the Corn Exchange!

Lindy Fridays regular classes are NOT running this week at the Carriageworks.

However, Lindy Fridays at the Corn Exchange is happening instead!  Lindy Fridays will take place in the fantastic Leeds Corn Exchange, beginning with a short Lindy Hop taster class at 7pm, followed by social dancing until 10pm.

For £5 not only will you get entry into the event and the taster class, you’ll get £2 off food and drink at Primo’s Gourmet Hotdogs!

Exciting news!  We will have more Lindy Fridays t-shirts for sale at the Corn Exchange, so be sure to bring a bit of extra cash with you!

Details of the event are here and here’s a video of the kind of thing you can expect!

Lindy Fridays classes will return as normal the following week.

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #22!

This fortnight’s variation is the Late Rock Step!

Delay your rock step to create this cool rhythmic variation!

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Learn to do the Charleston in 2017 with Hot Charleston!

Hot Charleston is a great way to learn the Charleston, have fun, burn off a few calories and meet some great people. The next two Hot Charleston sessions are on 12th November and 26th November.

3:30 – 5:30pm
@The Dance Studio Leeds
£8 drop in, no booking required
Comfortable clothes and flat shoes recommended
Solo charleston, no partner required

We have already booked the Hot Charleston dates for the first half of 2017 and these are:

  • 14th Jan
  • 28th Jan
  • 11th Feb
  • 25th Feb
  • 11th Mar
  • 25th Mar
  • 8th Apr
  • 22nd  Apr
  • 6th May
  • 20th May
  • 3rd Jun
  • 17th Jun

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.

Check out this video from the last Hot Charleston here and see the fun for yourself:

Did you know you can subscribe to the Swing Dance Leeds Youtube channel and be the first to see these videos?  Just click the red ‘subscribe’ button underneath the video!

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Next Fundamentals Course starts 9th November!

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 in just four classes with our Fundamentals Course!

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, ideal for people who’ve never danced before. With small class sizes you will get to meet and know a lovely group of people interested in dancing. Meaning you’ll have friends to dance with when you come along to a social dance or drop in class.

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning
– Appropriate for beginners, improvers, and anyone else who wants to build their basics
– Pre-booking and payment in advance required

We run this course back to back. The next course is on the following dates:

Wednesdays 9th November – 30th November
6:30-7:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

Have a look at this video for a taster of what you can expect on the course:

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #21!

This fortnight’s variation is the Power Stance!

We think this one is pretty cool – don’t forget to prep on 8!

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Parking at The Dance Studio Leeds

As you know, we hold our Wednesday Courses and Saturday Hot Charleston Workshops at The Dance Studio Leeds.  They’ve been in touch to let us know of some changes to the parking at Mabgate Mills.  Hopefully it won’t affect anybody too much but please note the following:

Gates:
This won’t affect all of you but please note the gate off Macaulay Street will close at 8.45pm (once the final classes have begun).  If you need entry after this time please call the studio landline 0113 242 1550 at which point we can open the gate for you so you can enter.

Exit will then be via the Mabgate entrance under the archway (the automatic gates will open when you drive up close to them).

They are encouraging cars to use the Mabgate exit generally to help flow.

Middle Bays:
From 9th October (when they are re-marking the bays) these will no longer be in the car park to make more room for manoeuvring in/out of the main bays.

Ticketing:
Ticket enforcing isn’t new but in case you are not already aware we have 3 allocated spaces during the daytime Mon-Fri 9-5.30pm.

From Sunday 9th Oct these will be bay numbers 28, 29, and 30 (located immediately infront of the blue studio door and the following two spaces to your right if facing the blue door). Please only use these spaces if visiting the studio during office hrs.

Permits will need to be collected from reception and displayed during the office hrs above to avoid a penalty ticket.

Students can park after 5.30pm Mon-Fri and during the weekends as usual.
If for any reason the car park is full in the mill, free parking is also available on Macaulay Street after 6pm.

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