Reading Lindy Hop on Thursdays

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Up until the lifting of restrictions planned for on 21st June these classes will be socially distanced: full details upon application using the form below. 

From 24th June we expect to be able to resume a (near?) normal class conditions.

This page has information about both socially distanced arrangement and what we that we have planned for after 21st June so please do read both sections.

Part 1  Socially distanced classes before 21st June

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.

Class Times: 
Level 1:  7.45  pm to 8.00 pm.   Get started with the basics.
Level 2:  8.00 pm to 9.30 pm.   Intermediate level.

Class Description.  
Up to 6 couples will each 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.

Cost and Bookings - see application form.   
Level 1 Weekly Cost:   until 8.30 for £11 per couple
Both Levels Weekly Cost:   both classes for £16 per couple

Apply and we will ask you to agree to the Covid precautions before paying.  
Prompt payment will then secure any place offered. 
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.

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.  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.

Couple's Application for Distanced Swing Classes in Caversham

These initial 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 any booking.


Part 2  Changes to classes after restrictions are lifted on 21st June

We hope to be returning to an environment where you are free to choose to dance with people outside of your bubble and without the level of distancing.  At that point we can offer:

  • longer class hours and practice time
  • options to pay-as-you-go
  • block booking discounts
  • regular start dates for new beginners
  • and still two class levels

Once we have more certainty of the dates that we can offer then we will start taking bookings for a full course of 10 weeks or a half course of 5 weeks at a discounted price.  You can contact us NOW to reserve space ahead of opening uo the bookings using the form.  We will get back to you with details when our plans are finalised and add you to our waiting list



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.