Autumn 2020 Classes

We are running a limited program of classes for couples. We are contemplating solo classes at some point. This is where to find details.

Booking is required for these special sessions.

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EMERGING CLASS SCHEDULE THIS AUTUMN

Our second announcement for this special schedule of classes for couples
Jive class in Spencers Wood  AND Swing class in Caversham

Details below include precautions and booking requirements.

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The continued resumption of classes is dependent upon your support and adherence to Covid 19 measures to protect everyone's well-being.

SELECTED DATES AT SPENCER'S WOOD VILLAGE HALL

Jive classes at this lovely venue require booking for each date.  This ensures that we manage a safe level of attendance, avoid use of cash payment and collect contact details as required for reporting if any attendees become Covid positive.

Times:
8.00 pm to 9.30 pm.

Initial Planned Class Dates on Fridays and Saturdays in 2020 - select dates on the booking form below
10, 17, 23 and 30 October 
6, 14, 21 and 28 November 
5 December 

Class Description.  
Up to 6 couples will be allocated a space to dance in: this is in order to maintain social distance.  That means no mingling or partner swapping.  You will need to wear a face mask (without vents) ; this is to protect teachers and fellow dance students.  Because of these constraints the class will be suitably paced so as be be enjoyable and not cause you to feel breathless.  
These classes are aimed at those looking to revise, refresh and revive their Jive.  The initial emphasis will be on dance practice time punctuated by reminders, tips and ideas.

Promoting Safety For Everyone.  
Joining a class at this time we all need to able to trust one another not to attend if you have any symptoms or other reasons to think that you should be isolating such as a positive test in your household.  Please remember to observe social distancing before entering, including in the car park, or all safety efforts can be undermined.  In addition to the distancing, etc. described above we require you to use hand sanitiser on arrival and to avoid touching surfaces in the hall as much as possible.  We shall provide suitable wipes which you may use on any surfaces that you need to touch when using the toilet facilities.  The kitchen will not be available to use and so we  strongly advise you to bring liquid refreshment with you.  (If you do not have a face mask we have a very small number of washable masks which you can purchase for £2 each.)  We cannot offer guarantees against infection although we are putting these precautions in place.   The onus is on each of those attending to contribute to protecting the group through these measures.

Cost and Bookings - see form below.   
Couples can apply for individual classes which cost £16 per couple by bank transfer (or £18 via PayPal).  Prompt payment will secure any place offered.  The limited available spaces will be allocated largely on first-come-first-served basis:  we may give preference to regular attendees once we get in the swing of things.  All bookings require your personal details so that we can contact you about your application AND so that we can respond to any requirements for contact tracing: your details will not be used for any other purpose nor retained beyond their usefulness for this  purpose.

The Venue. 

Getting to Spencers Wood Village Hall, Basingstoke Rd, RG7 1AP

These classes will be held in a well maintained historic building with a great sprung dance floor.  On Reading's southern edge, Spencer's Wood is 2 minutes drive from the M4.  Immediately south of Three Mile Cross follow the old Basingstoke Rd and at the brow of the hill you will find the hall.  It sits between the village church and the Farriers Arms with parking both on-site and on Clares Green Rd.

SEE MAP BELOW.

Couple's Application for Jive Classes in Spencer's Wood

These classes are for couples so that social bubbles are maintained in line with required Covid precautions.  The applicant needs to submit details for both of you and we may check the details before confirming your reserved space.  If we allocate you a space then we will email you to ask for prompt payment.  You can include multiple dates using this form. 

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THURSDAYS AT ST ANDREWS HALL, CAVERSHAM, READING

Swing classes at this lovely and spacious venue require booking for each date.  This ensures that we manage a safe level of attendance, avoid use of cash payment and collect contact details as required for reporting if any attendees become Covid positive.

Times:
8.00 pm to 9.30 pm
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Starting Thursday 8 October - select dates on the booking form below

Class Description.  
Up to 6 couples will be allocated a space to dance in: this is in order to maintain social distance while swing dancing.  That means no mingling or partner swapping.  You will need to wear a face mask (without vents) ; this is to protect teachers and fellow dance students.  Because of these constraints the class will be suitably paced so as be be enjoyable and not cause you to feel breathless.  
These special classes are are suited to beginners and improvers plus those looking to revise, refresh and revive their Swing dancing.

Promoting Safety For Everyone.  
Joining a class at this time we all need to able to trust one another not to attend if you have any symptoms or other reasons to think that you should be isolating such as a positive test in your household.  Please remember to observe social distancing before entering, including in the car park, or all safety efforts can be undermined.  In addition to the distancing, etc. described above we require you to use hand sanitiser on arrival and to avoid touching surfaces in the hall as much as possible.
(We shall provide suitable wipes which you may use on any surfaces that you need to touch when using the toilet facilities.  The kitchen will not be available to use and so we  strongly advise you to bring liquid refreshment with you.  (If you do not have a face mask we have a very small number of washable masks which you can purchase for £2 each.)  We cannot offer guarantees against infection although we are putting these precautions in place.   The onus is on each of those attending to contribute to protecting the group through these measures.)

Cost and Bookings - see form below.   
Couples can apply for individual classes which cost £16 per couple by bank transfer (or £18 via PayPal).  Prompt payment will secure any place offered.  
The limited available spaces will be allocated largely on first-come-first-served basis:  we may give preference to regular attendees once we get in the swing of things.  All bookings require your personal details so that we can contact you about your application AND so that we can respond to any requirements for contact tracing: your details will not be used for any other purpose nor retained beyond their usefulness for this  purpose.

The Venue.

Getting to St Andrew's Hall, Caversham, Reading  RG4 7PL

These classes are held at St Andrew's Church Hall, Albert Rd, Caversham, Reading RG4 7PL.  Located at the junction with Harrogate Rd which leads to the A4074 Woodcote Rd to Wallingford.  This is a spacious hall with a wooden floor and on-site parking. 

SEE MAP BELOW.

Couples Application for Swing Classes in Caversham

These classes are for couples so that social bubbles are maintained in line with required Covid precautions.  The applicant needs to submit details for both of you and we may check the details before confirming your reserved space.  If we allocate you a space then we will email you to ask for prompt payment.  You can include multiple dates using this form. 

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