Our 2020 line up is out! Put these dates in your diary folks. All of these courses are 8:30-9:30pm at Dance Studio Leeds. We'll also have Lindy Hop Fundamentals running alongside these courses on the same dates in the 6:30-7:30pm slot. 8 Jan - 29 Jan Intro to Partnered Charleston 5 Feb - 26 Feb... Continue Reading →
This fortnight's variation is Sweep Scoot Tap Stuck in a rock step rut? Try this variation and open up a world of possibilities (you don't have to rock step on the 1, 2!) That's right this is variation number 100 whoop! 100 kick ass variations to shake up your lindy.
This fortnight's variation is Truffle Step A fast variation that needs be calm, grounded, and smooth. You've got your work cut out for you Why have we called it the Truffle Step? Who knows. We're open to suggestions...
Our last course of the year is a very special one--we'll be teaching the California Routine! A classic lindy hop routine, choreographed by the legendary Frankie Manning, it draws on all of the fundamentals of lindy hop, including 6 beat, 8 beat and Charleston footwork. Once you know this routine, you will see it everywhere! Most... Continue Reading →
This fortnight's variation is Inverse Footwork This one might mess with your head a bit but definitely in a good way! Once you've got your swingout down playing with footwork across the whole move is a great way to push your understanding of the connection and momentum
This fortnight's variation is Fast Taps If you liked last week's variation here's a follow on! ...and now we're all tapped out ;)
We've got an exciting course coming up in October. We'll be tackling Tandem Charleston. This is a really fantastic set of moves lead from an unusual position. Great for fast music and for impressing your friends! If you've encountered Tandem Charleston in a drop in class before you'll understand why we think it's worth spending... Continue Reading →
This fortnight's variation is Slow Taps Behind Get those toes tippity tappin! Master this week's variation and we'll build on it with a faster version next week :)
This fortnight's variation is Figure of 8 Version 2 Being able to turn away from your leader without over-stretching is a nice challenge to work on! Extra Credit: Our first Figure of Eight variation is here. Play spot-the-difference to test your video learning skills!
It's that time of year again when we ask the dancers of Leeds to show us what you've got! It's time for the Couch to Hellzapoppin' Challenge and this year we've got badges! Here's how to play: Start off with our Fundamentals Course. This is a 4 week introductory course that runs Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 at... Continue Reading →