Wokingham / Reading border
Weekly on Sunday evenings
at Spencers Woods Village Hall

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Beginners are most welcome to join us.

We patiently will teach 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 Sunday evenings from 8.15 pm

Learn vintage 6-beat jive - great for rock'n'roll and for rhythm'n'blues. 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'. We teach American Jive, often described as Rock ‘n’ Roll dancing. It was super cool in the age a Elvis, it had a huge revival later in the 20th century and just keeps going strong. Beware of modern versions – learn the authentic style of freestyle Jive. Debra began teaching Jive way back in 1990 even before partnering with John. They enjoy using their combined experience to bring out the potential for fun in each of their Jive students.

Each week starts with complete beginners and revision before spending some time adding one or two intermediate ideas to stretch this who have been attending for a while.

Weekly Lindy Hop Classes from 7.00 to 8.15 pm

The '20s are about to come roaring back so get ready to party. Debra and John began blazing the trail for the revival of swing dancing in Reading back in 1994, having already mastered other dance styles. 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. 

Swing or Jive costs £8
Take both classes for £10

Contact us to book your first 4 weeks 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.

Village Hall Exterior

Email: john(at)jive-cats.co.uk

Tel:  07515 614500

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