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.

SWING JIVE courses on MONDAYS at 8.15 pm
St CATHERINE'S CHURCH HALL

Free-style dancing means that you can mix things up if you want to and it’s very popular to take some of the flair and style of Lindy Hop and Charleston and mix it with the accessibility of authentic Jive. The result is full of fun, variety and playfulness. We use medium tempo music from the 1940s and 1950s to ease you into this flexible dance style.

Your teachers, Debra & John, jointly have over fifty years of fun dance experience to patiently share with you. They offer Swing Jive as an accessible, flexible, social dance-style suited to a wide range of vintage music. With such in-depth knowledge they can show you short-cuts to success to get you started, help you to refine your dancing with stronger technique, or offer styling tips to raise your game.

4-week courses on Monday evenings from 8.15 pm at St Catherine's Church Hall, Whittenham Avenue, RG31 5LN.

No previous experience needed - just come ready to have bags of fun. Bring a partner or come alone - it's up to you.

Book a beginners course HERE

This is a new class offering a new opportunity to gain the physical, social and mental benefits of dancing.

We are offering 4-week-long Level 1 courses to launch this venue and plan to add Level 2 tuition before long, as your dancing develops,

The courses are designed for beginners to join at the start of each month and so each course will commence with some basic elements to get you started. Each following week will include revision because we know that everyone needs that.

The beginners class will be for a whole hour! That means plenty of time to learn at your own pace.

These introductory course are available for just £20 in advance  - BOOK HERE: includes course dates

That's just £5 per week for small group tuition!

Each course will be limited in size: however each course will require enough enrollments to proceed. If initial numbers are below the minimum level then we shall invite you to join the next course if you wish: if you decide not to wait then you will be granted a full refund. THE JANUARY COURSE IS CONFIRMED AND BOOKINGS ARE STILL OPEN.

You will need to book in advance for these courses.

These classes are held at St Catherine's Hall, Wittenham Ave, Tilehurst, Reading RG31 5LN.

From Chapel Hill take Normanstead Road which brings you almost opposite Wittenham Ave where you will see the sign to St Catherine's. The car park entrance is by the bend of Wittenham Avenue, opposite the playground of Birch Copse School, and there is ample on-street parking.

Bus services from central Reading which serve the area well are just a few minutes walk away.

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