Welcome to Jive in Reading
This lovely venue is easy to reach from many parts of Reading and south Oxfordshire.
We aim to make these Jive dance classes great fun with lots of smiles, great music, friendly faces and lots of encouragement.
You are in safe hands with Berkshires most experienced teaching couple for authentic Jive.
You can get some idea of the style of dance by looking at a selection of good dancers from back in the day on video.
Jive Classes from 8.15 pm
SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2021
EXPECTING TO OPEN 26th JULY
8.15 Jive Level 1 (45 mins) - regular start dates for new beginners
9.00 Jive Level 2 (45 mins) - for when you want to do more.
(We do expect to extend class times quite soon as we all return to a more normal life,)
We have regular start dates for new Level 1 beginners You can book your first 3-week block on-line at a discount. The weekly pay-as-you-go price is £5. More details below.
We now expect the next start date for beginners to be 26th July - subject to government regulations.
Add Level 2 is for those with some experience and we can advise when to try this. The price is £7 for the whole evening and we plan to extend class times soon.
Please use the form below.
We are asking people to register their interest so that we can let you know when we open bookings for post-lockdown start dates,
- Intro to Jive
- £12 your first 3-week block
- Pre-book your first discounted 3-week block - for now please register your interest using the form and we will let you know when bookings open.
- Use the button to book this introductory block-booking offer.
- Level 1 Jive Only
- £5 per week
- Per person for Level 1 Jive from 8.15 to 9.00.
- You must start Jive on one of our regular start dates.
- Jive Levels 1 and 2
- £7 per week
- Per person - covers both classes,
Join us at St Andrew's Church Hall
Car Park entrance behind church on Albert Rd, Caversham, Reading 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.
Enter the hall directly from the car park.
(NOTE: On election nights we move to an alternate hall just a few minutes away.)
More about our Jive dance classes
We recognise that each student will progress at their own speed and are ready to patiently coach and encourage you with an emphasis on enjoying the journey that you are on. Dancers who intend to stretch themselves will be supported too. And we offer many great social dance events for you: it's another way to expand your social circle and to get that valuable practice time.
We ask every student to be aware of their limitations and fitness level and to dance within their physical limitations. We want you to cross the fun threshold not the pain threshold. Most of our students don't want to work physically hard. If exercise is one of your major motivations then we can give you tips on how to put extra energy into your dancing and how to ease back when you want to.
Nobody begins dancing as a skilled dancer. Our public classes prepare you for having fun by getting you "social dance ready" rather than competition ready. You can expect to improve your balance and spatial awareness as well of your general fitness. There are many reasons why people get hooked on the benefits of social dancing. And if you your friends and family are impressed by your new skills then that is a bonus.