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Footwork Variation of the Fortnight #13

Have a go at our thirteenth Footwork Variation of the Fortnight, the Swoosh (&3&4)

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by | June 27, 2016 · 6:46 pm

Special Hot Charleston with Cat Foley – 8th Feb

That’s right we’ve got international superstar Cat Foley in town for our regular Hot Charleston – not to be missed!

Saturday 8th Feb
3:30 – 5:30pm
@The Dance Studio Leeds
£8 drop in, no booking required
Comfortable clothes and flat shoes recommended
Solo charleston, no partner required.

The workshop is open to absolute beginners and experienced dancers alike. If you haven’t heard of Cat check her out placing in the London Jitterbug Championships 2013 – she’s up first:

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by | January 9, 2014 · 6:38 pm

Hot Charleston 2014 – 18th Jan

Hot Charleston is a great way to learn the Charleston, have fun, burn off those holiday calories and meet some great people. Thanks to the fantastic community Hot Charleston will now be twice a month! The next one is:

Saturday 18th Jan
3:30 – 5:30pm
@The Dance Studio Leeds
£8 drop in, no booking required
Comfortable clothes and flat shoes recommended
Solo charleston, no partner required.

The workshop is open to absolute beginners and experienced dancers alike, starting from the basic step giving you a few showy moves and a good workout. The workshop has two sections; the first section gives you a short fun routine and the second section focuses on developing the steps you’ve learnt in the first section, introducing a freestyle aspect (but in a structured way). This will give you the confidence to Charleston anywhere.

Charleston is taking over the world search youtube for the I Charleston the world Series – there’s so many it’s ace!

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by | January 4, 2014 · 7:00 pm

Hot Charleston 2014 – 4th Jan

Hot Charleston is a great way to learn the Charleston, have fun, burn off those holiday calories and meet some great people. Thanks to the fantastic community Hot Charleston will now be twice a month! In January the first one is on the 4th Jan and the second is on the 18th Jan.

Saturday 4th Jan
3:30 – 5:30pm
@The Dance Studio Leeds
£8 drop in, no booking required
Comfortable clothes and flat shoes recommended
Solo charleston, no partner required.

The workshop is open to absolute beginners and experienced dancers alike, starting from the basic step giving you a few showy moves and a good workout. The workshop has two sections; the first section gives you a short fun routine and the second section focuses on developing the steps you’ve learnt in the first section, introducing a freestyle aspect (but in a structured way). This will give you the confidence to Charleston anywhere.

Charleston is taking over the world search youtube for the I Charleston the world Series – there’s so many it’s ace!

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by | December 26, 2013 · 5:13 pm

Lindy at the Light 2013

On the 14th Dec from noon until 5.30pm teams of enthusiastic new dancers from Leeds, York and Hull will perform at least 5 dance routines in order to raise money for the NSPCC. They will be performing in public at The Light shopping center all afternoon. Come down on the day, enjoy the show and put a few pennies in our buckets. You can even donate right now by going to our justgiving page.

Follow Lindy at the Light on Facebook and Twitter for all the updates

Here’s a teaser video taken from the Lindy Fridays (#LF) Open Routine:

The event has raised over £34,000 since it started in 2005 and with your help we can reach our target of £6,000 this year taking the total to over £40,000!
Thank you

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by | November 27, 2013 · 12:59 pm

Hot Charleston 19th October – New Format

@the Dance Studio Leeds
19th October
3.30 – 5.30pm
£8 Drop in, no booking required.
Comfortable clothes, flat shoes recommended.
Solo Charleston – No partner required

We’re trying a new format for Hot Charleston this month. The workshop will still be open to absolute beginners and experienced dancers alike, starting from the basic step a few showy moves and a good workout exactly as before. However with a new section focusing on developing the steps you’ve learnt in the first section, and introducing a freestyle aspect (but in a structured way). This will give you the confidence to charleston anywhere just like this video:

Charleston is a fantastic, fun, exciting dance full of self expression. It can be done anywhere from the jazz club to the night club to just while you’re walking down the street! The steps are quick to pick up and allow for you to really put your own stamp on it.

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by | October 5, 2013 · 1:19 pm

Welcome Freshers

If you’re just starting University and you’ve come across Swing Dancing, be sure to check out all the regular beginners classes in Leeds by going to the ‘Classes‘ page.

It’s awesome fun, a great social dance to be done with as many people as possible. Keep an eye out on this website, Facebook and twitter for all the updates, opportunities, exciting socials and workshops!

If you’re not sure what it’s all about, check out this great video as a brief explanation of Lindy Hop:

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by | September 25, 2013 · 7:49 am