Tag Archives: 2017

Lindy Fridays at Holy Trinity Church – 10th November!

A special Lindy Fridays will be taking place at Holy Trinity Church on 10th November!  Please note that this is INSTEAD of the Corn Exchange.

Lindy Fridays will take place in the fantastic Holy Trinity Church (often used as the Monday venue for Leeds Swing 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!

Live music will be provided by the brilliant Martyn Nelson and the Rhythm Remedies, from Birmingham!

There will be a bar available at the venue.

Details of the event are here

Afterwards, you can go for some free blues dancing at Crowd of Favours with Underbeat Blues, just a short walk away!  Facebook event here.

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

Lindy Fridays classes will return as normal at The Carriageworks the following week.

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California Routine Course – 22nd November

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 swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to book your place

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #48!

This fortnight’s variation is the Drum Roll!

The easiest way to achieve this one is to say the rhythm out loud whilst dancing ‘ba-da-da-da-da’!

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Our next Fundamentals Course starts 22nd November!

This is your last change to take our Fundamentals Course 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

Benefits:
– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning

Course Details:
Wednesdays 22nd November – 13th December
6:30-7:30pm
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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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
17th 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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