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Leeds Swing Exchange 2017

Bookings have now opened for Leeds Swing Exchange 2017!  Click here to visit the website and book now!

Leeds Swing Exchange is an annual weekend of purely social dancing and other activities for swing dancers of any level.

It is happening this year on the August Bank Holiday 25th – 28th August 2017!  For the Early Bird price of £60 (£50 unwaged), you will get four days of dancing in some of Leeds’ most iconic and beautiful venues, four fabulous live bands, two late-night afterparties, a mountain of cake as well as loads of other fun non-dancing activities!

We believe that social dancing with lots of people is definitely the fastest way to improve, so even if you’ve just started, if you’re in Leeds, you should be at Leeds Swing Exchange!

For enquiries, please email leedsswingexchange@gmail.com

In the meantime, happy hopping!

 

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Private Classes

As well as our regular classes and courses, you can hire us for private classes.  So far this year, Swing Dance Leeds has provided over 90 private classes!

Private classes can be for individuals, couples or even small groups.  There is also no restriction on your level of experience as we will tailor the class to your specific needs.  Some of the reasons to take a private class can include:

  • You’re a complete beginner and would like to build your confidence before taking a group class;
  • You’re an experienced dancer wanting to improve a specific element of your dancing;
  • You want to prepare for an event which may include level auditions and/or competitions;
  • First dances for weddings; or
  • Any other reason!

We can offer private classes in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston and Solo Jazz.  Our prices are reasonable and you can even take the class in the comfort of your own home should you wish.  Alternatively, classes can be taken at our own studio at no extra cost!

Contact swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to enquire about our private classes or fill in our hire form.

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Upcoming Courses March – June

We have a variety of exciting courses coming up over the next few months.  Whatever your level of experience, we have something for you!

Wednesday Courses
Fundamentals Course 2nd March – 23rd March
Classic Moves Course 2nd March – 23rd March
Fundamentals Course 30th March – 20th April
Balboa Basics Course 30th March – 20th April
Fundamentals Course 27th April – 18th May
Tandem Charleston Course 27th April – 18th May
Fundamentals Course 25th May – 15th June
Musicality Course 25th May – 15th June
Fundamentals Course 22nd June – 13th July

Thursday Courses
Beginners Collegiate Shag Course 3rd March – 24th March

Interested?  Just email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to book your place on any of these courses.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Big Apple Course 5th November

The Big Apple is an awesome Solo Jazz choreography by Frankie Manning! It is done world wide and all the best dancers know it.

It’s notoriously fast and difficult to remember – BUT- we’ve got the perfect solution to remember it. We’ll take it in chunks and have plenty of time to practice at home, and lots of practice each week.

So whether the Big Apple is entirely new to you or you’ve learnt bits of it here and there this six week course will solidify it in your memory.

Every Thursday
5th November – 10th December
8.30 – 9.30pm
@the Dance Studio Leeds
Whole Course: £30
Do not have to attend whole course (see individual prices below)
Email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to book

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Structure:
5th + 12th November
Big Apple Part 1
£15

19th November
Revision of big apple part 1
£7

26th November + 3rd December
Big Apple Part 2
£15

10th December
Revision of Big Apple
£7

Whole course: £30 (£14 savings)

So if you’ve learnt it before and just want a refresher you can do just weeks 19th November + 10th December.

Check out this video of the Harlem Hot Shots performing the Big Apple here:

Email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to book

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California Routine Course – 25th November

Learn this classic routine choreographed by Frankie Manning!

California Routine Course
Wednesdays; 25th November – 16th December
8:30 – 9:30pm at The Dance Studio Leeds
£30 whole course

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.VE Day 70 at Leeds Dock

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Progressive structured learning
– Appropriate for people who are comfortable social dancing
– Pre-booking and payment in advance required

Email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to book your place

 

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Upcoming Courses October – December

We have a variety of exciting courses coming up to take you to the end of the year.  Whatever your level of experience, we have something for you!

Lindy Hop Courses (Wednesdays)
Fundamentals Course 28th October – 18th November
Tandem Charleston Course 28th October – 18th November
Fundamentals Course 25th November – 16th December
California Routine Course 25th November – 16th December

Solo Jazz Courses (Thursdays)
Tranky Doo Short Course 22nd and 29th October
Big Apple Course 5th November – 10th December

Interested?  Just email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to book your place on any of these courses.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Intensive Solo Charleston Course 7-14th May

Intensive Solo Charleston Course
4 weeks of classes in just 2 weeks
7th + 14th May
6:30 – 9:30pm (with 1hr break)
£30

This course is for people who really want to push themselves. It will focus on improving your basic body movements, transitioning fluidly between moves, improvising and a few hardcore moves to test your limits. Basic knowledge of charleston/ jazz required but more importantly enthusiasm and determination.

Learning to dance well solo is a fantastic way to improve your partnered dancing as well. Being better at spinning, staying grounded, keeping the pulse not to mention all the cool variations you can throw in.

The course will consist of 4 hours of tuition, 6:30-7:30 and 8:30-9:30 on both the 7th and 14th may.

Solo – no partner required

limited places – booking in advance required.

email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to book.971022_146983575491226_1614345616_n

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