Looking for West Coast Swing in Yorkshire? You've come to the right place! There's a buzzing little scene if you know where to look. If you're really bitten by the bug, you can dance four nights a week in the area.
OK, strictly speaking Dronfield is in Derbyshire! But if you're in South Yorkshire it's not too far for you to get down to SmartDanceWorks on a Monday night for your fix. A great social evening with an opportunity to make friends, get fit, lose weight and most of all have fun. Check out the SmartDanceWorks website for details.
Tuesday nights it's all about Wetherby with Dawn Gennery and John Philip. Trained by American choreographer and swing dance champ Robert Cordoba, they'll help you work on the conversation of the dance through connection, centre isolation and body lead. They also host an excellent monthly Supper Dance. You can find details of all their events in the Dance Card Events website.
You're spoilt for choice on Wednesday nights, there are of course our very own Swing Renegades classes held in Headingley, Leeds. We specialise in getting beginners up dancing at their first class!
Plus on Wednesdays, there's a beginner class in Morley with Matthew Brooke, who works hard to give people a solid grounding in the fundamentals. Drop Matthew Brooke a message on Facebook to get the latest info about his classes.
On Thursday nights in Bradford, Curly Wurly Events host a great little social. What's more, organiser Lisa Graydon is GPDIA Intermediate level trained and has 16 years' experience teaching different swing dances and creates a fun environment and great sense of community - so head down early for the classes. Check Curly Wurly Events for more info. Hats off to Lisa too, she brings international teachers to the area three times a year.
Finally, the weekend hosts some great social nights from time to time - and the area regularly hosts world renowned teachers at one off events. The best place for news from the area and the wider scene? Jump on the WCS Leeds & Yorkshire Facebook Group. WCS Up North is also a great source of information.
Run a West Coast Swing group in Yorkshire? Please let us know and we'll add you to the list!