Tag Archives: 2017

Hot Charleston – October/November 2017 and 2018 dates!

Hot Charleston is a great way to learn the Charleston, have fun, burn calories and meet some great people.  The next one is tomorrow!

Saturday 14th October
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:
28th October
11th November
25th November

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!

We have also booked in some dates for 2018, so make sure to get these in your diary now!

2018 dates:
6th January
20th January
27th January
10th February
17 February
10th March
17th March
7th April
21st April

Here’s a video from a recent Hot Charleston as a recap and as inspiration!


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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #46!

This fortnight’s variation is the Knee Slap!

Slap that knee (but not too hard!) to highlight any hit in the music on a 7!

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Brighton Balboa Festival 20th – 22nd October

We’re really excited to be teaching for the third time at Brighton Balboa Festival on 20th – 22nd October alongside Dan & Gemma Guest and Katy & Alistair McGrory!

There are couples tickets as well as leaders tickets still available.

It’s always a really nice weekend, so come and do some balboa with us by the seaside!

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Upcoming Social Dances in Leeds!

We’ve recently posted a lot on facebook about upcoming social dances in and around Leeds.  There’s so much going on that it can be hard to keep track, so here they are, listed in one place!  Links to the relevant facebook event or page are included for each one.

Friday 13th October / 7.00pm / Lindy Fridays at the Corn Exchange / Corn Exchange, Leeds

Saturday 4th November / 1.00pm / Teapots and Twirls Bonfire Boogie / Interplay, Armley

Friday 10th November / 7.00pm / Lindy Fridays at the Corn Exchange / Corn Exchange, Leeds

Every Sunday! / 6.00pm / The Sunday Swing Set / Revolution Electric Press, Leeds / FREE event!

We often say that social dancing is the best way to improve, so hope to see you out on a dance floor soon!


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Our next Fundamentals Course starts 25th October!

There are just two Fundamentals Courses left this year!  Learn this fabulously fun dance before 2017 is out!

We will teach you 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

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning

Course Details:
Wednesdays 25th October – 15th November
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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Lindy Fridays at the Corn Exchange – 13th October!

The next Lindy Fridays at the Corn Exchange is happening on 13th October!

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.  It’s the perfect way to start social dancing if you’ve just started taking classes!

Not only do you get all that wonderful social dancing time but for your £5 entry fee, you’ll also get £2 off food and drink at Primo’s Gourmet Hotdogs!

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

Sharing the Corn Exchange with us this time will be the Gin Society and the wonderful Dr Sid from Manchester will be spinning swinging tunes for both events!  Details of the Gin Society event and how to get tickets can be found in the facebook event.

Free blues dancing at Crowd of Favours just around the corner afterwards with Underbeat Blues!  Facebook event here.

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

Lindy Fridays classes will return as normal the following week.

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #45!

This fortnight’s variation is the Figure of Eight!

This smooth variation works best if you keep your ankles nice and close together!

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