We will patiently prepare you to enjoy social dancing. There are no exams or tests, just coaching and encouragement in a friendly atmosphere. You will be introduced to the essentials of your chosen dance within weeks and then you will gradually grow in confidence and competence. We will introduce you to the local social dance scene where you will be able to join with fellow dancers to enjoy live bands and record hops. For 2019 we are offering discounted packages for four weeks of level 1 classes when you pre-book.

Welcome to Jive and Swing in Berkshire

also serving south Oxfordshire, north west Surrey and north east Hampshire.

Check out our recently expanded program of classes in three dance styles and pick one of our monthly start dates.

Also see our REGULAR BAND NIGHTS and record hops.

5 Evenings of tuition plus social events at 5 venues across Reading and Wokingham

Have you never danced before? Do you have 2 left feet? Are you sometimes dance-shy at parties? Or are you in need of a routine for your wedding or other special event?

Our beginners classes are designed to get everyone social dancing. If you of wish that you could dance then come and join our friendly groups sessions and you will soon be joining the action. Dancing benefits your body, your mind and your social life.

We also offer private tuition, DJ services, etc.

Regular start dates for new beginners: 

1950s JIVE on Wednesdays in Wokingham / Bracknell and on Thursdays in Caversham, Reading.
SWING JIVE on Mondays and Tuesdays at St Luke's Hall, Reading.
LINDY HOP on Tuesdays at St Luke's Hall, Reading and on Sundays in Spencer's Wood, Shinfield.

If you do not require a beginners introduction you may apply to join us on any date.

Discounted beginners offers HERE

Authentic American 6-beat jive, just perfect for dancing to rock 'n' roll and rhythm 'n' blues. Guys and Gals get to grips with this very accessible vintage social dance.

Book a Rock'n'Roll Course

Join us with a 4-week introduction for just £20.

Swing Jive
Blending elements of several styles creates this popular vintage dance. With more variation and styling than Rock'n'Roll, it works well for music from the 1940s to the 1950s.

Book a Swing Jive Course

Join us with a 4-week introduction for just £20

Lindy Hop
Sumptuous swing dancing, born in New York's Harlem ballrooms, full of fun and variety, appealing across generations. A classy free-style partner dance, perfect for playful express.

Book a Lindy Hop Course

Join us with a 4-week introduction for just £20

Expert teaching and personalised tuition since 1990. We will gently coach you on how to be a cool cat, even when the rhythm is hot. Our joyful approach will put a smile on your dancing.

Reading (Redlands) on Monday and Tuesday evenings
With free parking and close to many bus routes, easy to reach from all parts of Reading

See info on Monday and Tuesday Swing Jive class and venue

Reading (Redlands) on Tuesday evenings
With free parking and close to many bus routes, easy to reach from all parts of Reading

See info on Tuesday Lindy Hop class and venue

Wokingham / Bracknell on Wednesdays
1950s ROCK 'n' ROLL JIVE
On the Wokingham / Bracknell border serving Shinfield, Winnersh, Bracknell, Chobham, Camberley, Fleet, etc

See info on Wednesday Rock 'n' Roll class and venue

Reading Caversham on Thursdays
1950s ROCK 'n' ROLL JIVE
A few minutes from Central Reading and in easy reach of Tilehurst, Wallingford, Henley-on-Thames, Twyford, Woodley, etc.

See info on Thursday Rock 'n' Roll class and venue

Wokingham / Reading on Sundays
On the Reading / Wokingham border serving Basingstoke, Bracknell, Camberley, Henley-on-Thames, Maidenhead, Windsor, Slough, etc.

See info on Sunday Lindy Hop class and venue

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