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 lindy hoppers learn it at some point so it’s an easy impromptu performance piece. Whether you want to do more performing or you’re just looking to challenge yourself, this course is a great way to do it!
We will need to move quickly to get through the routine in four weeks so there are a few prerequisites. You will need to be familiar with basic 6 beat moves (tuck turn, passby, bring back), swingouts, and tandem Charleston. The version we do on the course will have some flashy moves but no big aerials so that we can focus on the dancing (for those that are interested we’re happy to help you add aerials in later!).
California Routine Course
Wednesdays, 20 November – 11 December
8:30 – 9:30pm at The Dance Studio Leeds
£32 for the 4 week course
Email email@example.com to book your place
Here’s a sneak peek of what the California Routine looks like (with aerials)
Don’t let the darker evenings get you down! Even if you’ve been out of school for years autumn still feels like time for new beginnings. We meet a surprising number of people who say they’ve been meaning to try swing dancing. So what’s holding you back? Fear of the unknown? Just can’t tear yourself away from your job?–just kidding!
We think we’ve got just the class for you! Lindy Hop Fundamentals is our four week course covering all the basic steps. You’ll learn at your own pace alongside a small group of other newbies and you don’t even have to have a partner! We promise you’ll make friends along the way, have a good laugh, and even get a bit of exercise.
Wednesdays 23rd Oct to 13 Nov
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course
Pre-booking and payment required in advance
to register email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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