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LSX 2017 – individual day passes on sale!

Bookings are open for Leeds Swing Exchange 2017!  Click here to visit the website and book now!

You can still book a full weekend ticket for £70 (£60 unwaged).  Alternatively, you can buy passes for the individual days as follows:

Friday evening – £15
Saturday (all events) – £30
Sunday (all events) – £30
Monday afternoon – £15

Leeds Swing Exchange is an annual weekend of purely social dancing and other activities for swing dancers of any level.

It is happening this year on the August Bank Holiday 25th – 28th August 2017!  Your full weekend ticket includes four days of dancing in some of Leeds’ most iconic and beautiful venues, four fabulous live bands, two late-night afterparties, a mountain of cake as well as loads of other fun non-dancing activities!

We believe that social dancing with lots of people is definitely the fastest way to improve, so even if you’ve just started, if you’re in Leeds, you should be at Leeds Swing Exchange!

For enquiries, please email leedsswingexchange@gmail.com

In the meantime, happy hopping!


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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #42!

This fortnight’s variation is Stomp Off!

This is a fun and simple way to change up the last triple step of your swingout!

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #41!

This fortnight’s variation is Knee Pops!

Combine last fortnight’s ‘&1’ variation with some funky knee pops!
Make this one as staccato as you like for maximum impact!

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Underneath the Stars Festival – Cannon Hall, Barnsley

Swing Dance Leeds is teaching taster classes this weekend at Underneath the Stars Festival!

Underneath the Stars is a fantastic family-friendly festival and we are really excited to be returning!  On Sunday 23rd July, we’ll be teaching a swing dance workshop, which will be followed by a dance with music provided by the David Broad Trio!

As well as our classes and the amazing band line-up, there are lots of other activities to get involved in, including street theatre and storytelling, circus skills, arts and crafts workshops as well as an open farm!  We’d definitely recommend this as a fantastic day out and it is just £55 for a day ticket (£20 for children aged 7-15 and free for under 7’s)!

We’ll also be teaching solo Charleston and Shim Sham workshops on the Friday and Saturday of the Festival.

Come along and have a dance!

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #40!

This fortnight’s variation is &1!

Here’s a useful little variation that you can use on its own or in combination with other variations!  Also useful for when you end up on the ‘wrong’ foot!

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M&S Archive – Rock around the Frock Event

Free on Saturday 8th July?  Join us for a day celebrating the 1950’s at the M&S Archive and their Rock around the Frock event!

The 1950s: Glamour came bouncing back and M&S embraced the optimism of the decade bringing new fabrics and the New Look to the high street. Join us for rock’n’roll dance classes, previously unseen 50s fashions, hair and make-up demos and special screenings of our wonderful 1950s cinema adverts – complete with popcorn!

This event is free and everyone is welcome, and we’d love to see your own 1950s outfits, so please dress to suit the decade if you’d like to!  We’ll be teaching two classes and there’ll be music to dance to in between these.

Class times 11:30am and 1:30pm

There’s no need to book, just drop in between 11am and 3pm on 8th July.

M&S Company Archive
Michael Marks Building
off Clarendon Road
LS2 9JT (for Sat Nav use LS2 9LZ)

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #39!

This fortnight’s variation is The Hang Out!

With a little counterbalance, you can add this sweet variation to your collection!

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