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Reading Jive on Mondays

1950s-style Jive dance classes in Caversham, Reading on Mondays

Classes at St Andrew's Church Hall, Caversham, Reading RG4 7PL


Doors open from 8.10 pm
8.15 to 8.55 pm Essential Jive
8.55 to 9.10 pm Social Practice and a Stroll
9.10 to 10.00 pm Intermediate Jive

Start with Essential Jive and then add more as you feel ready to progress.

Get started with started with the fundamentals of authentic Jive.  Learn to dance through a whole track.  Then add some extra variety and cool ideas as you progress.

Essential Jive from 8.15: all that you need in order to enjoy the dance.  Book a start date to begin your journey or use the application form to contact us.

Intermediate Jive from 9.10: more ideas to keep it fresh.  Add this when you are ready.


We recognise that some dancers will not want to mix with a variety of partners.  If you book with a partner then you can stay together throughout the class - it's your choice. 

If you do not have a partner then we do offer spaces for leaders or followers, while looking for a good balance between the numbers of each: it's a great way to make new friends.  Experienced dancers sometimes choose to experience both roles. 

Launch into Jive

We offer start dates across the year and invite you to book a 5-week course of Essential Jive for just £30 to get you started.

When you have checked the details of the class that you want to join then use the button below to book your place. If the option that you want is unavailable then use the application form.

If you are unable to commit to the whole course then use the application form on this page and we will try to fit you in for pay-as-you-go.

If you are an experienced dancer and want to go beyond Essential JIve then use the application form and we can discuss when and how to join us.



WELCOME OFFER for those who can commit to five weeks.
Secure a 5-week block of Essential Jive (8.15 to 8.55 plus some practice time) for just £30 - subject to availability and always booked by pre-payment using the link below which takes you to our shop.

Each week includes some revision of the previous week.



PAY-AS-YOU-GO PRICES for flexible attendance.

£8 per week 8.15 to 9.10 - apply to arrange your start date.

£10 per week 8.15 up to 10.00 when you are ready to stay for longer.

We accept cash and contactless / card payments for pay-as-you-go.  Pre-payment for convenience may be available for regular attendees,


If you are not able to commit to the Welcome Offer or if you are not a beginner, then use this form to apply to join us.  We will try to fit you in.


Venue Details

These classes are held at St Andrew's Church Hall, Albert Rd, Caversham, Reading between RG4 7AW and 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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