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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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Intro to Partnered Charleston – 30th August

Learn how to Charleston with this beginner friendly course!
to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

Intro to Partnered Charleston
Wednesdays, 30th Aug20th Sep
8:30-9:30pm at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £30 for the 4wk course

A course that will get you dancing the fun energetic and fast charleston everywhere you go. This course will give you a good number of moves and the technique to social dance them when you’re at a party. Open to beginners and it’s a great dance to add to your repertoire as a Lindy Hop dancer, so if you’ve taken our Fundamentals course give this a go.

– Small class size
– Individual feedback
– Structured learning
– Appropriate for beginners, improvers, and anyone else who wants to do some charleston.

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

Take a look at this to give you an idea about Partnered Charleston:

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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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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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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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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #38!

This fortnight’s variation is the Reverse Triple!

Who says triple steps are boring?!  Change up your footwork with a reverse triple step!

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