Tag Archives: Lindy

How to Nail Your Swingout

If you’re just at the start of your lindy hop journey, chances are good that you’ve seen a swingout in videos or on the dance floor and thought “Wow! When will I be able to dance like that?!” Swingouts have that effect on people–two dancers effortlessly whizzing round each other and don’t even get us started on swivels! Whenever you’re ready to take the plunge we’ve got a whole four week course dedicated to swingouts to help you really nail this iconic lindy hop move.

Swingout Course
Wednesday, 25th Sept – 16th Oct
8:30 – 9:30pm at The Dance Studio Leeds
£32 whole course

The course will go over the basic shape of a swingout and progress to more in-depth technique, styling, 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.

This course is a good follow on from our Fundamentals Course for those who are feeling confident with the basics. It is also appropriate for those who have learnt a swingout before and want to improve on their technique, learn to dance faster and add some styling.

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #94!

This fortnight’s variation is Dramatic Stomp

We all crave a bit of drama from time to time

Inspired by Katie Stotter, general badass!

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #93!

This fortnight’s variation is The Flamingo

Nothing says summer like a big ol’ flamingo. Can’t wait to see how you all style this one out on top.

With a bonus intro from our hosts for the last batch of videos

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Feeling Tricky?

With so many awesome Lindy Hop moves to learn there are some that can fall through the cracks, some moves that are just a bit too tricky to really get to grips with in a drop-in class. That’s why we’ve come up with this addition to our Classic Moves line up, focusing on Tricky Moves!

In this four week course we’ll teach you some great classic moves that are a bit on the tricky side, but with four weeks to work on them you’ll totally nail them! Exactly which toe-tangling moves we tackle will depend on the group. In the past we’ve looked at Switches, Hacksaws, Texas Tommy and Sailor kicks. We’ll spend a good amount of time learning how to do these moves well so that you can lead/follow them with confidence on the social dance floor or in a jam circle.

You don’t need a partner to book but you will need a good grasp of Lindy Hop Fundamentals and ideally be able to do a swingout

Classic Moves Course: Tricky Moves

Wednesdays, 28th Aug – 18th Sept
8:30-9:30pm

at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course

£10 discount if you’ve taken a previous Classic Moves Course (inc Frankie’s Moves)

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

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #92!

This fortnight’s variation is Fast Twist Kicks

High energy twisty kicky goodness!

You’ve nailed kicks and finally mastered those twists now it’s time for the next challenge–putting them together.

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #91!

This fortnight’s variation is Proper Heel Digs

Accept no imitations!

Filmed “on location” at DUSS Summer Swing

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #90!

This fortnight’s variation is Skipping

For when you’re in a yippy skippy kinda mood!

This is a great one for newer dancers–noticeably different from your standard footwork but the rhythm and the shape are pretty low-stress.

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