All of our teachers are volunteers but each bring a wealth of Lindy Hop experience to our classes. All are accomplished Lindy Hop dancers and have been trained by some of the biggest names in Lindy Hop, both here in the UK and at Dance Camps around the world.
We regularly rotate teachers (so you get a variety of styles and content from week-to-week) and we also recruit from the newest talent to the Lindy Hop scene to constantly keep our classes fresh and exciting.

Teachers you will see include:

Rob Shield

Teacher / Performer / Choreographer

Dancing Lindy since 2005 producing popular choreography for several University shows and Lindy@theLight. Jack & Jill competition winner at Manchester’s 2010 Lindy Lounge Ball. Choreographer of the acclaimed Pencil Full of Lead Routine. Rob brings plenty of fun and enthusiasm to every Lindy Fridays. “This is a very old description but I like it” – Rob 2017

Alison Jones

Teacher / Performer / Choreographer

Dancing Lindy since 2001. Producing choreographies for LUU Swing Soc and Lindy@theLight. Organiser of the Future Sounds of Swing Dance Camp in Leeds. Teacher and organiser of the popular Swing-a-Ding-Ding Leeds Sunday workshops. Guest teacher for Kingston Swing, Newcastle Swing Thing, & Hullzapoppin. Best in show, Crufts 2003 & Badger‘s best friend.

Tina Shield

Teacher / Performer

Dancing Lindy since 2003, Tina joins us all the way from the Seattle swing scene. In Leeds just a few weeks before joining our teaching line-up. A truly accomplished follow and performance dancer. Tina demonstrates some super smooth styling in her dancing.



Helen Forsyth

Helen LF pic

Teacher / Performer

Dancing Lindy since 2010 Helen is the newest addition to the Lindy Fridays team. She has performed for big names such as the Jive Aces and is active in all areas of Leeds Swing community, teaching balboa regularly and helping to organise classes and events such as The Future Sounds of Swing.

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