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Shim Sham & Tranky Doo Workshops!

By popular demand we’re running Shim Sham and Tranky Doo workshops in the coming couple of months!

First up, learn the absolutely classic routine all Lindy Hoppers should know – The Shim Sham!

Saturday 15th July
3:30 – 5:30pm
The Dance Studio Leeds
£8 drop in
No experience necessary

The Shim Sham is an awesome but simple jazz routine that anyone can learn. This workshop will start right at the beginning, so no previous experience is necessary. The Shim Sham is performed at most events and we’ll make sure to give you the opportunity to practice at our drop in classes and socials.

There’s no need to book in advance, just turn up on the day! Feel free to join the facebook event though.

If you’re unsure what this is all about check out Frankie himself breaking it down:

Then, for more awesome vernacular jazz, there will be a Tranky Doo workshop as follows:

Saturday 5th August
1:00 – 3:00pm
The Dance Studio Leeds
£8 drop in
Some knowledge of jazz steps preferable but not necessary (give it a go if you’ve tried and enjoyed the Shim Sham)!

Here’s the facebook event for you to join.

Have a look at this video clip of Al Minns, Leon James and Pepsi Bethel performing the Tranky Doo from the Spirit Moves documentary to get you inspired!

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Booking now for 2nd August Fundamentals Course!

Swing dancing is becoming more and more popular and it is showing no signs of slowing down.  It is a fantastic way to get fit, learn a new skill and meet a fabulous bunch of people.  Why not give it a go?

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

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

Course Details:
Wednesdays 2nd – 23rd August
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 – June/July 2017

Hot Charleston is a great way to learn the Charleston, have fun, burn calories and meet some great people.  The next one is on:

Saturday 3rd June
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:
17th June
15th July
22nd July

The workshop 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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Hot Charleston – May/June 2017

Hot Charleston is a great way to learn the Charleston, have fun, burn calories and meet some great people.  The next one is on:

Saturday 6th May
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:
20th May
3rd June
17th June

The workshop 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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Swingout Course – 5th July

Swingouts are the quintessential move of Lindy Hop, so we’ve dedicated an entire four week course to teaching them.

Swingout Course
Wednesday, 5th – 26th July
8:30 – 9:30pm at The Dance Studio Leeds
£30 whole course

The course will go over the basic shape of a swingout and progress to more in depth technique and a couple of variations to spice things up a bit. As usual with our courses numbers will be limited so we can give you personal feedback on what you need to make your swingout awesome.

Appropriate for those who have learnt a swing out shape and want to improve on their technique and learn a variation or two. This course is also for people who’ve never learnt a swing out, but have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of Lindy hop  – this is the next step for you.Shillouette Swingout

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Our next Fundamentals Course starts 5th July!

Swing dancing is becoming more and more popular and it is showing no signs of slowing down.  It is a fantastic way to get fit, learn a new skill and meet a fabulous bunch of people.  Why not give it a go?

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

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

Course Details:
Wednesdays 5th – 26th July
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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Musicality Course – 10th May

Learn how to dance to the music with our Musicality Course!

Musicality Course
Wednesdays; 10th – 31st May
8:30 – 9:30pm at The Dance Studio Leeds
£30 whole course

Lindy hop wouldn’t be lindy hop without the swung rhythm of the music we dance to.  Once you have a good grasp of the basics and a good handful of moves under your belt, we will give you some tools to help you become more musical in your dancing.  This course will give you a better understanding of the music, it’s common features and how to work with the music when you dance. It will include both how to be musical in and of yourself but also how to work with a partner to inspire and take inspiration from each other and the music. As with all our courses the class size will be small so we can answer any questions and give individual advice and exercises to take home.

– 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

A favourite clip of ours, showing how musicality doesn’t have to be choreographed polished routines but just making it up as you go…

 

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