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Hot Charleston – September/October 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 9th September
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:
16th September
30th September
14th October
28th October

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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Tandem Charleston – 27th September

Following on from our Intro to Partnered Charleston Course is our Tandem Charleston Course!

Wednesdays
27th September – 18th October
8:30-9:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

This course is for those who have a good grasp of basic partnered charleston and are looking for more. Tandem Charleston aka Back to Back’ charleston is awesome fun, looks amazing and you can do it easily to fast music. The course will focus on core tandem charleston entries, exits and fun things to do while you’re there. No prior knowledge of tandem charleston required but 30s / side by side charleston basic is necessary.

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning
– Appropriate for improvers, and anyone looking to brush up on their tandem charleston.

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

 

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Our next Fundamentals Course starts 30th August!

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 30th August – 20th September
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 – July/August 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 22nd July
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:
5th August – Tranky Doo Workshop (instead of Hot Charleston)
This is an intermediate level solo jazz routine – if you’ve done the Shim Sham or been to a few Hot Charleston workshops, you should be fine for this!

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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Classic Moves Course – 2nd August

There are so many awesome Lindy Hop moves, we wish we could learn them all! In this four week course we’ll teach you some of the most classic ones, including the Texas Tommy, Switches and more. The aim of this course is to spend a good amount of time learning how to do these classic moves well so as to lead and follow them smoothly on the social dance floor. You will be required to have a  good grasp of the fundamentals of Lindy Hop, inluding swingouts.

– Classic moves
– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning
– Appropriate for improvers+

Wednesdays, 2nd – 23rd August
8:30-9:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

Pre-payment required. To register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

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Next Fundamentals Course starts 2nd August!

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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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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