This fortnight’s variation is the Dynamic Triple!
Change weight to sweep the right foot out as you triple!
The Christmas and New Year period is nearly upon us! Here are the dates for the last classes of 2017 and when classes will be restarting in 2018:
Swing Jive Leeds (Moortown, Mondays)
Last class: 18th December
Restarting: 8th January
Lindy Drop (Morley, Tuesdays)
Last class: 12th December
Restarting: 16th January
Bella Balboa (Sheffield, Thursdays)
Last class: 7th December
Restarting: 11th January
Lindy Fridays (City Centre, Fridays)
Last class: 8th December
Restarting: 12th January
Hot Charleston (City Centre, fortnightly Saturdays)
Last class: 25th November
Restarting: 6th January
Social dancing in December
Even though the Sunday Swing Set has finished for the year, there are still plenty of social dancing opportunities coming your way this December:
Saturday 2nd December – Shambles Shuffle, York
Saturday 9th December – Balboa at Heart, Leeds (Balboa / Shag)
Saturday 9th December – Swing Fling 2017, Leeds
Wednesday 13th December – Festive Altalena Prestissimo, Sheffield (Balboa)
Saturday 16th December – An evening of Christmas Swing, Leeds
Wednesday 20th December – Free Festive Social in memory of David Emmott, Silsden
Pop these dates in your diary and we hope to see you for a festive dance soon!
Hot Charleston is a great way to learn the Charleston, have fun, burn calories and meet some great people. The next one is this Saturday!
Saturday 11th November
3:30 – 5:30pm
@ The Dance Studio Leeds
£8 drop in, no booking required
Comfortable clothes and flat shoes recommended
No partner required
***no classes in December***
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!
Here’s a video from a recent Hot Charleston as a recap and as inspiration!
Learn this classic routine choreographed by Frankie Manning!
California Routine Course
Wednesdays; 22nd November – 13th December
8:30 – 9:30pm at The Dance Studio Leeds
£30 whole course
– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Progressive structured learning
– Appropriate for people who are comfortable social dancing
– Pre-booking and payment in advance required
The California Routine is a classic lindy hop routine, which draws on all of the fundamentals of lindy hop, including 6 beat, 8 beat and Charleston footwork. It includes some small lifts and is often used as a performance routine. You will need to have a good grasp of the fundamentals of lindy hop and be comfortable with swingouts for this course. We won’t be doing any of the big aerials in the routine and have adapted them so that they are achievable for everyone! As well as providing you with the moves and technique you need to complete this routine, we will also be focusing on its performance aspects.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place