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Dance Weekends Update

Even though we’ve got more family responsibilities now, we still enjoy teaching weekend workshops and festivals in other cities. We love connecting with other dancers around the country and it keeps us on our toes! Here’s a quick update on what we can offer for those who might be wondering:

Rob on his own: Rob can teach solo classes, partnered classes and teacher training on his own or with a local teacher/demonstration partner. Recently he’s taught with Trisha Sewell (as a leader) and Scott Cupit (as a follower) at Swing Time in the Highlands and with Lucy Helena Toseland in Senegallia

Rob and Tina: We’re still happy to teach full day workshops and full weekends as a couple. When you book both of us, you get our toddler as a bonus (she’s very cute). We’re accustomed to teaching with her in the room and so far everyone seems to really enjoy having her in class. If you have someone in your scene that would enjoy helping keep the little one entertained it makes everything a little bit easier for us but it’s not a necessity. If the event involves evening social dances and/or competitions we may need to leave a bit early or divide and conquer but we’ll be there to dance with everyone as much as possible. Other than that our needs with regards to travel, accommodation, food etc are no different than what you would expect for other teaching couples.

To make an inquiry email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com or use this form

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Happy New Year from Swing Dance Leeds!

We hope you’ve all had a wonderful break over Christmas and are ready for a fab year of dancing in 2018!

We’ve got loads already lined up for you… so here’s a summary of all our Courses, Classes and Workshops coming up in the next few months:

Courses:
Fundamentals Course – 10th January
Fundamentals Course – 7th February
Fundamentals Course – 7th March

Intro to Partnered Charleston Course – 10th January
Swingout Course – 7th February
Tandem Charleston Course – 7th March

Further details of all Courses can be found on our Courses page.
To book for any of these courses, email us at swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

Classes:
Mondays – Swing Jive Leeds, Moortown Social Club (restarts 8th January)
Tuesdays – Hot Charleston Weekly, Activ Zone, Morley (starts 16th January)
Thursdays – Bella Balboa, Sheffield (restarts 11th January)
Fridays – Lindy Fridays, The Carriageworks, Leeds (restarts 12th January)

These are all drop-in classes (pay on the door) and are open to absolute beginners (see links for details).

Hot Charleston Workshops:
6th January
20th January
27th January
10th February
17th February
10th March
17th March

Hot Charleston Workshops are drop-in (pay on the door) classes at The Dance Studio Leeds, Mabgate Mills.  Full details in the links above.

See you on the dance floor!

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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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LSX 2017 – individual day passes on sale!

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

You can still book a full weekend ticket for £70 (£60 unwaged).  Alternatively, you can buy passes for the individual days as follows:

Friday evening – £15
Saturday (all events) – £30
Sunday (all events) – £30
Monday afternoon – £15

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!  Your full weekend ticket includes 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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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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Last chance to book our Balboa Basics Course for 12th April!

Learn the basics of Balboa with our course starting 12th April!

Branch out and learn a different style of swing dance with our Balboa Basics Course!

Originating in Southern California in the 1920s and 30s, Balboa is part of the family of swing dances and is often danced to faster tempos!

Our Balboa Basics course will give you the basic techniques and a variety of moves to get you successfully dancing Balboa socially.  It is suitable for absolute beginners as well as improvers who might want to solidify what they already know.

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning
– Pre-booking and payment in advance required

Wednesdays 12th April – 3rd May
8:30-9:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

Interested?  See top bal dancers Nick Williams and Kate Hedin in action in this awesome video!

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Balboa Basics Course – 12th April!

Learn the basics of Balboa with our course starting 12th April!

Branch out and learn a different style of swing dance with our Balboa Basics Course!

Originating in Southern California in the 1920s and 30s, Balboa is part of the family of swing dances and is often danced to faster tempos!

Our Balboa Basics course will give you the basic techniques and a variety of moves to get you successfully dancing Balboa socially.  It is suitable for absolute beginners as well as improvers who might want to solidify what they already know.

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning
– Pre-booking and payment in advance required

Wednesdays 12th April – 3rd May
8:30-9:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

Interested?  See top bal dancers Nick Williams and Kate Hedin in action in this awesome video!

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