Maybe you’ve seen it on tele or you’ve heard friends talking about it but what is this Lindy Hop dance??
Lindy Hop is a social partner dance that was first popular in the US from the 1920s-40s. It is the original “swing dance” and is usually danced to swing music. The dance had a revival in the late 1990s and since then has become a world wide phenomenon, with dance scenes springing up in cities all around the globe. It’s a tremendously versatile dance that can be slow, chilled out, and sophisticated or wild and high energy or anything in between. For a more detailed explanation of Lindy Hop history and culture and some fabulous photos check out this blog post.
Learn 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
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course
For a full list of course dates visit our courses page
Pre-booking and payment required in advance
to register email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a look at this video for a taster of what you can expect on the course:
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!
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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!