Introducing our July teacher feature, Liddy Swales!

Liddy Swales

Classes Liddy teaches:
  • ((Bounce)) Blast / Mondays & Wednesdays 5:45-6:30pm

What is your dance background?

As a kid I went to jazz and line dancing classes – I always loved making up routines with friends and the buzz around annual shows. At university I dabbled in a variety of other styles including tap, street and swing – I wasn’t much good at any of them but had so much fun nonetheless! A few years ago I started attending adult ballet classes in Leeds – at the same time I started Pilates classes, and found they went really well together! I’ve never been very sporty so have always found ways to make dance a part of keeping fit (it’s so much more fun than the gym!). That’s why a couple of years ago I decided to pursue a secondary career in teaching exercise to music classes – it felt like the perfect way to get my dance fix and keep fit at the same time.

What is your favourite style and why?


I don’t know if I could pick a favourite style to learn – I love trying out new things and definitely go through ‘phases’ of loving one style and then another.
My favourite class to teach is of course ((BOUNCE)) – it’s such a great combo of fitness and choreography, and jumping on a trampoline just never gets old! We have new tracks and routines all the time, so there’s always something new to learn and challenge myself with.

If you weren’t a fitness instructor what would you be?

My main career has been working in the charity sector, which I love and find so rewarding. I currently work at a national advice charity in data management – a long way from the fitness/dance world, but I love having the contrast of the two! In my spare time I’m usually watching movie musicals, attempting sewing projects and baking banana bread.

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