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Welcome to airsteps.co.uk - the website for airsteps workshops with Andy Fleming and Lindsay Fleming. Here you can find out about what a workshop entails, who the workshops are suitable for, when and where the workshops take place, and why you should choose Andy and Linz to help you enjoy airsteps.
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OUR DEFINITION OF AIRSTEPS
Firstly it would be helpful for us to give you our definition of airsteps. Airsteps are creative and dynamic figures designed to add the wow factor to partner dance. They come in all shapes and sizes, and could be a small jump, a gentle lift, a dynamic throw, a high lift, or any other clever little trick where the follow leaves the floor.

AIRSTEPS WORK WITH MANY DANCE STYLES.
The origins of airsteps are in Lindy Hop from the 1930s, they became a huge feature of rock'n'roll in the 1950s, and they are extensively used in Modern Jive competition in the present day. But airsteps work with many dance styles - the more quirky ones would enhance any performances of partner Charleston (see Strictly Come Dancing), and the more elegant ones can add some spice to Argentine Tango or Blues.



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AIRSTEPS WORK WITH MANY DANCE STYLES.
The origins of airsteps are in Lindy Hop from the 1930s, they became a huge feature of rock'n'roll in the 1950s, and they are extensively used in Modern Jive competition in the present day. But airsteps work with many dance styles - the more quirky ones would enhance any performances of partner Charleston (see Strictly Come Dancing), and the more elegant ones can add some spice to Argentine Tango or Blues.


Footage from the Bristol New Year Swing festival 2016. 6 hours of workshops with Andy & Linz lead to this performance.
Footage from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom March 2017. Andy and Linz perform with "Dancing On Air"
ANDY & LINZ
Andy and Linz are the leading airsteps teaching partnership in the UK, with a wealth of experience in bringing regular dancers into the world of airsteps.
Andy has been teaching and performing airsteps for the past 20 years both at home and abroad. His Lindy Hop performances have incorporated airsteps to add that wow factor, and as a result he has achieved 3 UK national Lindy titles. He also has 3 national titles in the airsteps category of Modern Jive competitions.
Lindsay is very much a natural at airsteps with a spring in her step and a crazy desire to fly in her heart. She is not shy of the limelight when performing Airsteps with Andy, or Triple Trouble with Lee, Dawn & Co, or Jazz with the "Swing Birds". She also partners Andy in the hugely successful "Dancing On Air" team who have many accolades including UK and European team titles.
OUR DEFINITION OF AIRSTEPS
Firstly it would be helpful for us to give you our definition of airsteps. Airsteps are creative and dynamic figures designed to add the wow factor to partner dance. They come in all shapes and sizes, and could be a small jump, a gentle lift, a dynamic throw, a high lift, or any other clever little trick where the follow leaves the floor.
OUR WORKSHOPS ARE FOR ALL DANCERS
We get a whole range of people at our workshops, from newcomers to dance through to competition hopefuls. Their ages range from 20 to 60. We focus more these days towards Lindy Hoppers, but as mentioned above, we cater for Jivers, Rock'n'Rollers, Tango and Blues dancers.
A TYPICAL WORKSHOP
A typical workshop lasts 3 to 4 hours, so a reasonable level of fitness is helpful,
We start gently with small lifts and jumps, but even at this stage we break everything down. As the workshop progresses you will build up confidence in your own ability and trust in your partner, which should enable us to progress towards some fairly dynamic action.
If only the gentler side of airsteps interests you, then look out for our specialised workshops at this level. But beware - you may get hooked and there's always a more dynamic workshop around the corner.


PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK
We do everything possible to ensure your safety during our workshops, breaking down each move into manageable stages, and introducing spotters when there is an element of danger. However injuries can occur (as with any sport), so you must be prepared to participate at your own risk.