Wokingham / Reading border
Shinfield Swing & Jive on Sundays
Beginners are most welcome to join us - see below.
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 four weeks and then you will gradually grow in confidence and competence.
Weekly on Sundays
from 8.30 to 9.30
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 teach you how to stay cool when the rhythm is hot and how to be a flash cat when the music is really jumpin'.
Weekly on Sunday evenings from 8.30 pm near M4 Junction 11 at Spencers Wood Village Hall, Basingstoke Road, RG7 1AP.
These Jive classes cater for absolute beginners and improvers. Each week starts with a beginners Level 1 class from 8.30, teaching and developing all the basic figures and technique. The more experienced dancers attending are stretched with advanced figure variations.
Prices: £8 each week cash on the night. Contact us for introductory offers.
Beginners are most welcome to join us. Although every 4 weeks we recommend a start date you may join us on any week. Each week starts with the very basic content for beginners and revision which means that you can miss weeks and catch-up later.
Weekly on Sundays
from 7.00 to 8.30 pm
The '20s are about to come roaring back so get ready to party with some sumptuous swing dancing. Lindy Hop came from the cultural mix of Harlem’s ballrooms and decided to stick around which is great for each generation that discovers it all around the world. This amazing free-style partner dance fits with all types and tempos of swinging music.
Learn to Lindy Hop with a couple who have lived together in swing dance for over 20 years, having been the first in Reading to promote the revival of this style back in 1994. Brought together by their mutual love of dance they have traveled widely to learn from many of the very best swing dance teachers and love to share their passion and insight with those taking their first steps into this world of fun.
Weekly on Sunday evenings from 7.00 pm at Spencers Wood Village Hall, Basingstoke Road, RG7 1AP.
These Lindy Hop classes offer 2 levels, catering for absolute beginners at 7.00 pm, with the second class at 7.50 pm being the more stretching one.
Each week starts with the very basic content for beginners and revision which means that you can join us at any time and if you sometimes miss a week your will soon catch-up.
Level 2 classes for more experienced dancers are from 7.50 to 8.30.
Prices: £8 each cash on the night each week OR new joiners can pre-pay £25 for 4 weeks – contact us to ask for details.
Beginners Class at 7.00 pm. No previous experience needed - just come ready to have bags of fun. Bring a partner or come alone - it's up to you.
Swing or Jive costs £8
Take both classes for £12
INTRODUCTORY OFFERS FOR NEW BEGINNERS.
Contact us to book 4 weeks of either class in advance at a discount.
We also offer private tuition - call us for details.
Getting to Spencers Wood Village Hall, Basingstoke Rd, RG7 1AP
These classes are held in this beautifully maintained historic building a great sprung dance floor. On Reading's southern edge, Spencers Wood is 2 minutes drive from the M4. Immediately south of Three Mile Cross follow the old Basingstoke Rd and at the brow of the hill you will find the hall. It sits between the village church and the Farriers Arms with parking on site and on Clares Green Rd.