Reading Jive

1950s Jive Classes in Caversham, Reading on Thursdays

Thursdays evenings in Reading at  St Andrew's Church Hall

Summer special 6-beat Swing Workshops on 18 and 25 July - contact us for details.

Revised, exoanded schedule with more dance style coming in AUGUST - DETAILS SOON

Learn American Jive, often described as Rock ‘n’ Roll dancing. It was super-cool in the age of Elvis, it had a huge revival later in the 20th century and just keeps going strong because it’s such fun.  We will patiently teach you how to stay cool when the rhythm is hot and how to be a flash cat when the music is really jumpin'.  Our classes are fun-filled and there are no exams to pass.  None of the classes are too big and so you will get some personal help from the teachers.  To supplement the practice time during the class we organise regular, top-class social events to exercise your new dance skills.  You don't have to bring a partner but if you do then you can chose to stay together or to mix in with others - it's up to you.

No previous experience needed - just come ready to have bags of fun.  Bring a partner or come alone - it's up to you. 
We have regular start dates (roughly monthly) for new beginners and you can pre-book the Level 1 class to enjoy 4 weeks for just £20 per person.

Level 1.  Each week starts with a Level 1 class from 8.00 pm, an hour of accessible content for beginners to get started and for others to revise the fundamental elements.
Level 2.  A session for the more experienced dancers are from 9.00  includes plenty more practice time and more stretching content to developing your dancing.
Level 1 Discounts: Pre-book a block a 4-week block for just £20 - see the booking link. This is for consecutive weeks unless there is a break in our schedule.
Standard Prices: £8 per person in cash on the night which covers both Level 1 and Level 2 classes.
Start Dates: If you have not attended our classes before then your first class will need to be on one of our regular start dates.

UP-COMING START DATES in 2019:  20th Jun,  22nd Aug,  19th Sep,  17th Oct,  14th Nov

Venue Details

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.
(NOTE: On election nights we move to an alternate hall just a few minutes away.)


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