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Brand New Class: Hot Charleston Weekly!

We’re really excited to announce that there’s a new class in town! Spinning off from our fortnightly Hot Charleston Workshops in Leeds City Centre, this will be an hour long solo Charleston and vernacular jazz class!

Absolute beginners welcome.  No need to book, no experience required, no partner needed, just turn up for a great workout!

Tuesdays 8-9pm
£5 entry
Activzone Texas Street LS27 0JF

Please note that Hot Charleston Weekly will replace the existing Lindy Hop class that currently runs at this time.  However, there are still TWO more Lindy Drop classes to go before the end of 2017 and everyone is welcome to attend these!  These are Tuesdays 5th and 12th December, so please do come along and give Lindy Drop the great send-off that it deserves!

Our regular Hot Charleston Workshops at the Dance Studio Leeds, will continue as normal on Saturdays, the first one of 2018 being 6th January.

Here’s a video of the most recent Hot Charleston Saturday workshop to give you an idea of the kinds of things we’ll be doing at the new Hot Charleston Weekly!  We can’t wait!

 

 

 

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Last Classes of 2017 (and social dancing in December)!

The Christmas and New Year period is nearly upon us!  Here are the dates for the last classes of 2017 and when classes will be restarting in 2018:

Swing Jive Leeds (Moortown, Mondays)
Last class: 18th December
Restarting: 8th January

Lindy Drop (Morley, Tuesdays)
Last class: 12th December
Restarting: 16th January

Bella Balboa (Sheffield, Thursdays)
Last class: 7th December
Restarting: 11th January

Lindy Fridays (City Centre, Fridays)
Last class: 8th December
Restarting: 12th January

Hot Charleston (City Centre, fortnightly Saturdays)
Last class: 25th November
Restarting: 6th January

Social dancing in December

Even though the Sunday Swing Set has finished for the year, there are still plenty of social dancing opportunities coming your way this December:

Saturday 2nd December – Shambles Shuffle, York
Saturday 9th December – Balboa at Heart, Leeds (Balboa / Shag)
Saturday 9th December – Swing Fling 2017, Leeds
Wednesday 13th December – Festive Altalena Prestissimo, Sheffield (Balboa)
Saturday 16th December – An evening of Christmas Swing, Leeds
Wednesday 20th December – Free Festive Social in memory of David Emmott, Silsden

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

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Drop-in Lindy Hop Classes every Tuesday!

Learn to dance, vintage style, at Lindy Drop, Morley!

Now we’re in September with Autumn fast approaching, there’s nothing better than spending your Tuesday evenings learning how to dance this wonderful dance called Lindy Hop!

Beginner classes, every Tuesday 8-9pm
£5 entry
Activzone Texas Street LS27 0JF
Link to facebook event for next class here

The class will be friendly, relaxed and inclusive, no matter how many left feet you have we want you to come down and enjoy yourself!

No previous experience necessary – No need to bring a partner!

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Lindy Drop! Lindy hop classes resume 1st August!

Learn to dance, vintage style, at Lindy Drop, Morley!

After a short summer break, Lindy Drop classes will be restarting in Morley on 1st August.  We’d love to have a big bunch of new faces to join our regulars to learn the wonderfully fun Lindy Hop dance style!

Beginner classes, every Tuesday 8-9pm (starting 1st August)
£5 entry
Activzone Texas Street LS27 0JF

The class will be friendly, relaxed and inclusive, no matter how many left feet you have we want you to come down and enjoy yourself!
No previous experience necessary – No need to bring a partner!

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2017 Courses

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

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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