Hot Charleston Workshops

Shoe BrushCharleston 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.

Hot Charleston Workshop – Great for beginners. Full dates below

The workshop is open to absolute beginners and experienced dancers alike, starting from the basic step 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.

Twice a Month (usually the second + fourth Saturday 3:30 – 5:30pm) at the Dance Studio Leeds £8 Drop in, no booking required. Comfortable clothes, flat shoes recommended. No partner required

Next Hot Charleston Dates:
  • 30th Sep
  • 14th Oct
  • 28th Oct
  • 11th Nov
  • 25th Nov
Solo Jazz Workshops

In addition to the regular Hot Charleston workshops, we also run workshops on solo jazz routines, such as the Shim Sham, Tranky Doo and Big Apple.  Keep checking here for future workshops.

Charleston Elsewhere

Swing Dance Leeds does run solo Charleston workshops outside of Leeds, check the ‘Upcoming events’ section on the News page for more info. You can hire Swing Dance Leeds to run a solo Charleston workshop for a party/ event, it’s easy to pick up gets people on the dance floor and lead:follow ratios are not important. Email to book.

Mailing List

If you love Charleston and want to be up-to-date with whats happening next, including class dates/ performance opportunities etc send an email with your name and email address to

You can also join the Hot Charleston Chat facebook group here to chat with other charleston fans!