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Christmas Gift Vouchers

Treat a friend to a gift voucher from Swing Dance Leeds this Christmas! 

Wondering what to get your dancer friend as a present this Christmas?  Treat them to a voucher from Swing Dance Leeds!

Vouchers can be redeemed against any of our Courses or for a Private Class.  To buy a voucher simply email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com.

We have a variety of courses available from beginner level upwards, including our ever-popular Fundamentals Course.  We’re sure that the lucky recipient of the voucher will find a course suitable for them!

Private classes are one of the best ways to improve your dancing, providing personal feedback on exactly what you need.  They can be held in the comfort of your own home and are not limited to the Leeds area.

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Brand New Class: Hot Charleston Weekly!

We’re really excited to announce that there’s a new class in town! Spinning off from our fortnightly Hot Charleston Workshops in Leeds City Centre, this will be an hour long solo Charleston and vernacular jazz class!

Absolute beginners welcome.  No need to book, no experience required, no partner needed, just turn up for a great workout!

Tuesdays 8-9pm
£5 entry
Activzone Texas Street LS27 0JF

Please note that Hot Charleston Weekly will replace the existing Lindy Hop class that currently runs at this time.  However, there are still TWO more Lindy Drop classes to go before the end of 2017 and everyone is welcome to attend these!  These are Tuesdays 5th and 12th December, so please do come along and give Lindy Drop the great send-off that it deserves!

Our regular Hot Charleston Workshops at the Dance Studio Leeds, will continue as normal on Saturdays, the first one of 2018 being 6th January.

Here’s a video of the most recent Hot Charleston Saturday workshop to give you an idea of the kinds of things we’ll be doing at the new Hot Charleston Weekly!  We can’t wait!

 

 

 

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Make 2018 your year of dance with our Lindy Hop Courses!

If learning to dance is your New Year’s Resolution, here’s a great opportunity!  Our final Courses of 2017 have just commenced and now we’re looking ahead to the New Year!

Our popular Fundamentals Course is ideal for absolute beginners and we already have the dates for the first few Courses of 2018:

  • 10th Jan – 31st Jan
  • 7th Feb – 28th Feb
  • 7th Mar – 28th Mar

Each Fundamentals Course lasts for 4 weeks and runs on consecutive Wednesday evenings 6.30pm – 7.30pm.  These Courses are run back to back, so there’s always another one just around the corner!

Courses must be pre-booked and we’re now taking bookings, so email us at swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to secure your place.  The cost is just £30 for the 4-week Course.

Here’s a short video showing you the kinds of things you can expect to learn on our Fundamentals Course.

The Courses section has a few more details of what you can expect on the Fundamental Course and the other courses that we also run throughout the year. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

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Hot Charleston – November 2017 and January 2018

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

Next dates:
25th November
***no classes in December***
6th January
20th January
27th January

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!

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2018 Courses!

It might only be November, but we’re already starting to plan our Courses for 2018!

Here’s a head’s up of the first few Wednesday Courses in the New Year:

10th Jan – 31st Jan: Fundamentals
10th Jan – 31st Jan: Intro to Partnered Charleston
7th Feb – 28th Feb: Fundamentals
7th Feb – 28th Feb: Swingout
7th Mar – 28th Mar: Fundamentals
7th Mar – 28th Mar: Tandem Charleston

All of these Courses are now open for bookings: email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to book a place on any of these Courses.

The Fundamentals Course is ideal for absolute beginners.

The Courses section has a few more details of what you can expect from these courses and the other courses that we also run throughout the year.

 

 

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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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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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