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2017 Courses

Here are the Courses that we have coming up in 2017:

5 Jul – 26 Jul        Fundamentals / Swingout
2 Aug – 23 Aug     Fundamentals / Classic Moves
30 Aug – 20 Sep   Fundamentals / Intro to Partnered Charleston
27 Sep – 18 Oct     Fundamentals / Tandem Charleston
25 Oct – 15 Nov    Fundamentals / Swingout
22 Nov – 13 Dec   Fundamentals / California Routine

If you would like to book a place on any of these Courses, email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

 

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Dates for 2017 classes and courses!

Happy New Year to everyone!  We hope you all had a lovely time over the festive period.  We’re raring to get going again so here’s a reminder of when our courses and classes will be restarting:

Courses (book in advance):
Fundamentals Course (The Dance Studio Leeds, Wednesdays 6.30pm):
11th January
8th February
15th March

Intro to Partnered Charleston Course (The Dance Studio Leeds, Wednesdays 8.30pm):
11th January

Swingout Course (The Dance Studio Leeds, Wednesdays 8.30pm):
8th February

Tandem Charleston Course (The Dance Studio Leeds, Wednesdays 8.30pm):
15th March

Classes (drop-in):
Swing Jive Leeds (Moortown, Mondays) – 16th January

Lindy Drop (Morley, Tuesdays) – 10th January

Bella Balboa (Sheffield, Thursdays) – 26th January

Lindy Fridays (City Centre, Fridays) – 13th January

Hot Charleston (City Centre, fortnightly Saturdays) – 14th January

See you all soon!

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Lindy at Leeds Market 2016

On Sunday 11th December, teams of dancers from Lindy Fridays, Leeds University Swingsoc and Swing Dance Leeds performed routines and danced all day at Leeds Kirkgate Market in order to raise money for the NSPCC!

Many of the dancers involved are new to dancing and had never performed in public before so it was a huge challenge for them.  It was a fabulous day and everybody worked really hard – you can see videos of the performances on the Swing Dance Leeds YouTube channel.

The first Lindy at the Light took place in 2005.  Since that time, we have raised over £50,000 for the NSPCC!  We have a target of £5,000 this year and you can help us get to that target by visiting our Just Giving page and donating online.

If you’re donating online, you can use the following hashtags in your message to show your support for a specific group:

#LF for Lindy Fridays
#SwSoc for Leeds Uni Swing Soc

Let’s smash our target for this fantastic charity this Christmas!

Thank you for your support.

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Last Classes of 2016

The Christmas and New Year period is nearly upon us!  Here are the dates for the last classes of 2016 and when classes will be restarting in 2017:

Swing Jive Leeds (Moortown, Mondays)
Last class: 19th December
Restarting: 16th January

Lindy Drop (Morley, Tuesdays)
Last class: 29th November (The Little Big Band Christmas Dance on 6th December)
Restarting: 10th January

Bella Balboa (Sheffield, Thursdays)
Last class: 1st December (Festive Altalena Prestissimo dance on 8th December)
Restarting: 19th January

Lindy Fridays (City Centre, Fridays)
Last class: 9th December
Restarting: 13th January

Hot Charleston (City Centre, fortnightly Saturdays)
Last class: 26th November
Restarting: 14th January

Pop these dates in your diary and we hope to see you for a festive dance soon!

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Parking at The Dance Studio Leeds

As you know, we hold our Wednesday Courses and Saturday Hot Charleston Workshops at The Dance Studio Leeds.  They’ve been in touch to let us know of some changes to the parking at Mabgate Mills.  Hopefully it won’t affect anybody too much but please note the following:

Gates:
This won’t affect all of you but please note the gate off Macaulay Street will close at 8.45pm (once the final classes have begun).  If you need entry after this time please call the studio landline 0113 242 1550 at which point we can open the gate for you so you can enter.

Exit will then be via the Mabgate entrance under the archway (the automatic gates will open when you drive up close to them).

They are encouraging cars to use the Mabgate exit generally to help flow.

Middle Bays:
From 9th October (when they are re-marking the bays) these will no longer be in the car park to make more room for manoeuvring in/out of the main bays.

Ticketing:
Ticket enforcing isn’t new but in case you are not already aware we have 3 allocated spaces during the daytime Mon-Fri 9-5.30pm.

From Sunday 9th Oct these will be bay numbers 28, 29, and 30 (located immediately infront of the blue studio door and the following two spaces to your right if facing the blue door). Please only use these spaces if visiting the studio during office hrs.

Permits will need to be collected from reception and displayed during the office hrs above to avoid a penalty ticket.

Students can park after 5.30pm Mon-Fri and during the weekends as usual.
If for any reason the car park is full in the mill, free parking is also available on Macaulay Street after 6pm.

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Last Classes of 2015

The Christmas and New Year period is nearly upon us!  Here are the dates for the last classes of 2015 and when classes will be restarting in 2016:

Swing Jive Leeds (Moortown, Mondays)
Last class: 14th December
Restarting: 4th January

Lindy Drop (Morley, Tuesdays)
Last class: 8th December
Restarting: 12th January

Wakey Lindy Hoppers (Wakefield, Wednesdays)
Last class: 16th December
Restarting: 6th January

Bella Balboa (Sheffield, Thursdays)
Last class: 10th December
Restarting: 21st January

Lindy Fridays (City Centre, Fridays)
Last class: 11th December
Restarting: 8th January

Hot Charleston (City Centre, fortnightly Saturdays)
Last class: 5th December
Restarting: 9th January

Pop these dates in your diary and we hope to see you for a festive dance soon!

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Lindy at the Light 2015

On Saturday 12th December, teams of dancers from Leeds, York and Hull will be performing routines at The Light Shopping Centre in order to raise money for the NSPCC!

Many of the dancers involved are new to dancing and have never performed in public before so this is a huge challenge for them.  They have all worked really hard to learn their routines and will be performing at least 5 times between 12 noon and 5.30pm, so please do come along on the day to support them.

The first Lindy at the Light took place in 2005.  Since that time, we have raised over £44,000 for the NSPCC!  We have a target of £4,000 this year and you can help us get to that target by:

  • Coming on the day, watching the routines and putting money in our buckets;
  • Sponsoring someone you know who is taking part; or
  • Visiting our Just Giving page and donating online.

If you’re donating online, you can use the following hashtags in your message to show your support for a specific group:

#LF for Lindy Fridays
#SwSoc for Leeds Uni Swing Soc
#KS for Kingston Swing
#York for York
#Tap for Dance Studio Leeds Tappers

Check out Lindy at the Light on Facebook for updates about the event.

Here’s a video from 2014 which shows Leeds Uni Swing Soc’s great routine:

Let’s smash our target for this fantastic charity this Christmas!

Thank you for your support.

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