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Get Your Peaky Blinders on This July!

Learn how to dance the Charleston with a partner just like they did back in the day. Bookings are now open for this beginner friendly course starting this July. Its likely to sell out quickly so get in touch to book your place now!

Intro to Partnered Charleston
Wednesdays, 31 July -21 August 2019
8:30-9:30pm at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course

A course that will get you dancing this energetic dance everywhere you go. We’ll give you a good number of moves and the technique to social dance 20s and 30s style Charleston. So whether you’re going to a Great Gatsby party or a Big Band Swing Dance–we’ve got you covered! This is a great course for complete beginners or those who have done a bit of lindy hop and are looking for more moves to add to their repertoire.

A bit of trivia: Our Charleston dancers were actually featured in the first season of Peaky Blinders (that’s us on the left) and we got to teach the Cillian Murphy and Annabelle Wallis how to dance!

Book your place by emailing: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

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

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Try Something New This Summer

Learn the Lindy Hop

Summer is the perfect time to step out of your comfort zone and try something new! Our Lindy Hop Fundamentals Course is a great way to have a go at learning swing dancing in a low pressure environment. We’ll take you through the basics in a small class with other beginners just like you. After four weeks you’ll have the skills and confidence to have a little boogie next time you pass a band on the street or to wow your friends at weddings.

We cover the basics of Lindy Hop over the course of four weeks. Each week builds on the last with plenty of time for review and repetition to give you a solid foundation in basic moves and techniques. We often have people in class who’ve never tired partner dancing before–so if this is you don’t worry. Our small class sizes help you get to know a lovely group of people so that you’ll have friends to dance with when you come along to a social dance or drop in class.  The course is appropriate for absolute beginners as well as anyone who wants to brush up on their basics.

Course Details:
Wednesdays 31st July – 21st Aug 2019
6:30-7:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
Cost: £32 for the 4 week course

Pre-booking required to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

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

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #88!

This fortnight’s variation is Tap Side On

Sometimes you gotta take it to the side!

Lot’s of room for self-expression here! See if you can put your own spin on this shape.

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #87!

This fortnight’s variation is Breezy Knees!

Get a wiggle on!

Add some flashy arm movements to make this simple variation pop!

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #86!

This fortnight’s variation is Dad Dancing!

Watch as the amazing Helen takes “Dad dancing” to a new level!

This simple variation has the follower coming in on the three which is a great skill to practice!

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #85!

This fortnight’s variation is Leg Flick in Front!

A nice flourish for a chilled out dance

Make sure to prep for this one on the 7-8 so that you’ll be on the correct foot

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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #84!

This fortnight’s variation is the Birdie!

Gracefully flapping bird wings optional

Also known as the Hangman

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