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Let Yourself Go!

How do you go from executing moves to really inspiring others with your dancing? How do you know when to throw in cool variations? How do you dance to a song you’ve never heard before? How do you hit a break? How do develop your own style? We’ll tackle all these questions and more in our upcoming Musicality Course. This is a really special one that only comes around once a year!

Musicality Course
Wednesdays; 29th April – 20th May
8:30 – 9:30pm at The Dance Studio Leeds
£32 whole course

Once you have a solid grasp of the basics and a good handful of moves under your belt its time to start taking the moves and steps you learn in class and turning them into a three way conversation between you, your partner, and the music.

We take a practical and structured approach to musicality. We’ll help you break out of your defaults and bring more of your own personality into the dance. We’ll also look at how to work with a partner, and take inspiration from the music and those around you.

As with all our courses the class size will be small so we can answer any questions and give individual attention. No partner required but pre-booking is essential.

Email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com to book your place

Here’s a favourite clip of ours, showing how musicality doesn’t have to be choreographed polished routines but just making it up as you go…

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Bring on the Fun!

Adulting is hard! Sometimes the news is depressing, the future is scary, and work is just a bit…meh. That’s when you know its time to shake things up a bit! Get a little exercise, step outside your comfort zone, maybe even make some new friends. Our Lindy Hop Fundamentals Course is just the thing to add some spice to your life.

You’ll learn the basic steps and some core moves. Before you know it you’ll be swinging your heart out on the dance floor like the cool cat you know you are! You don’t even need a partner–just come as you are.

This course is appropriate for beginners, improvers, and anyone else who wants to build their basics. No partner required but pre-booking is essential.

Wednesdays 1st – 22nd April 2020
6:30-7:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

Have a look at this video for a taster of what you can expect on the course:

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Our Frankie’s Moves Course is Back!

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One of our most popular courses is back again featuring signature moves from lindy hop legend Frankie Manning.

Who was Frankie Manning? He was one of the greatest lindy hoppers of his time (he was the first to add air steps to the dance!). He was also hugely instrumental in the swing revival. As a young man he performed all over with Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, in his later years he traveled the world teaching at lindy hop events, large and small, nearly every weekend. He became known as the Ambassador of Swing and even got his own google doodle a couple of years ago. Come along and learn some of Frankie’s favourite moves.

The Frankie’s Moves Course is appropriate for dancers who are comfortable with the basics and ready to add some new classic moves to their repertoire.

Wednesdays, 1st-22nd April
8:30-9:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course

Pre-payment required. To register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

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Hop into Spring with our Lindy Hop Fundamentals Course!

Okay there isn’t really much “hopping” in Lindy Hop but it is a great way to celebrate a fresh start! Learn the basics of this fun energetic dance in just four weeks. Have a giggle with some other folks as you all try something new together. You’re likely to make friends along the way. You may even end up getting a bit of exercise.

Learn a few steps and hit the dance floor!

This course will help you build your basic skills giving you a solid foundation in fundamental Lindy Hop moves and techniques, ideal for people who’ve never danced before. With small class sizes you will get to meet and know a lovely group of people interested in dancing. Meaning you’ll have friends to dance with when you come along to a social dance or drop in class.

This course is appropriate for beginners, improvers, and anyone else who wants to build their basics. No partner required! But pre-booking is essential.

Wednesdays 4th – 25th March 2020
6:30-7:30pm
at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

Have a look at this video for a taster of what you can expect on the course:

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Time for Tandem Madness!

Attention Tandem Charleston fans: this is the course for you! Do you run out of ideas after you’ve gotten into tandem position and done a few basics? Have you ever wondered if there’s more out there to learn? There is–loads more in fact! It’s just hard to teach in a drop in class.

In this course we’ll go beyond the basics and look at all sorts of fun moves and variations you can do in this style.

Wednesdays 4th – 25th March 8:30pm-9:30pm at the Dance Studio Leeds £32 for the 4 week course

For this course we’ll assume that everyone is familiar with the Tandem Charleston basic (so that we can move on to the fun stuff!). As with all our courses places will be limited to keep a small class size with personal feedback so that you can get the most out of it.

To book email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

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Bring your friends!

Have you been trying to talk your other half into going to a dance class? Wish more of your friends would have a go at dancing? So do we! More dancers means more dancing for everyone! According to our extensive scientific research (many years of running Swing Dance Leeds), now is the time when inhibitions are at their lowest and everyone is SO bored with winter that they are actually willing to try new things–whoop!

So help us spread the word! Lindy hop is awesome and we want to get more new people out on the dance floor this year!

Our Lindy Hop Fundamentals Course is a great low-pressure introduction for people who might find a large class too intimidating. The classes are small and everyone is a beginner so we can take it nice and slow and all have a good laugh. You don’t even need a partner. The next course starts in February:

Wednesdays 5th – 26th Febuary 2020
6:30-7:30pm at Dance Studio Leeds
cost: £32 for the 4wk course

to register email: swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

For a full list of course dates visit our courses page

Have a look at this video for a taster of what you can expect on the course:

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Our popular Swingout Course is back this February!

If you’re feeling confident with your Lindy Hop fundamentals, a swingout is the next move you’ll want to conquer!

Swingouts are the quintessential move of Lindy Hop and so important that we’ve dedicated an entire four week course to teaching them.

Swingout Course

Wednesday, 5th-26th February
8:30 – 9:30pm at The Dance Studio Leeds
£32 whole course

No partner required but pre-booking is essential. Email swingdanceleeds@gmail.com

The course will go over the basic shape of a swingout and progress to more in-depth technique, styling, and a couple of variations to spice things up a bit. As usual with our courses numbers will be limited so we can give you personal feedback on what you need to make your swingout awesome.

Appropriate for those who have learnt a swingout shape and want to improve on their technique and learn a variation or two. This course is also for people who’ve never learnt a swingout, but have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of Lindy hop  – this is the next step for you.

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