Last Tuesday we had Labour’s former Shadow Cabinet MP Ed Balls and his Strictly dancing partner Katya rehearsing in the studios. Now that Ed has made it through last Saturday’s Halloween special with his Halloween Cha Cha Cha, and hopefully the show this weekend we thought you might be inspired to give some partner dancing a go. If you are, you’ll be happy to know that we offer some wonderful classes to get you moving!!

Ed Balls and his dancing partner Katya at The Dance Studio Leeds last week.

Cuban Salsa

Absolute Beginners & Improvers Class:

Wednesdays 7.30pm -8.30pm and Saturdays 6pm -7pm

Beginners & Intermediate Class:                                

Wednesday 8.30 – 9.30pm and Saturdays 7pm – 8pm


Classes £6 or £5 for students

Cuban Salsa classes with partner work and rueda. All levels of Cuban Salsa dancers welcome. Absolute beginners will be taught separately in the same time slot free of charge. No partners needed. If you introduce a new friend after your first class you will get one free lesson. These classes are delivered by Tiempo Espana Dance Academy.


For more information about Cuban Salsa visit our website

Lindy Hop

4 Week Swing Dance Lindy Hop Course:                                  

Wednesdays 6.30pm – 7.30pm

N.B Please check online for latest course dates, as the class does not operate on a drop in basis.

The 4 week Swing Dance Lindy Hop fundamentals course is a very popular way to kick start your dancing. 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.

Swing Dance Leeds also deliver fortnightly drop in solo Charleston workshops and various other courses in Swing styles such as Tandem Charleston, Tranky Do and Shim Sham.


For more information about Lindy Hop visit our website

If we haven’t inspired you already here’s Ed and Katya’s Halloween Cha Cha Cha on Strictly!