The venue has a separate bar and cafe where you may chat and refresh after the class.
Welcome to Wokingham Jive
We need to manage attendance and so please contact us using the application form to join (or re-join) these classes.
The venue is now on a summer break.
Classes resume on 31st AUGUST.
Join us for vintage music and dance.
Classes are in the function room at Pinewood Bar & Cafe - between the M4 and M3 and easy to reach from Aldershot in Surrey, Maidenhead in Berkshire, etc. (See below for map.)
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 Berkshire's most experienced teaching couple for authentic Jive.
You can get some idea of the style of dance by looking this video featuring at a selection of good dancers from back in the day.
WEDNESDAY EVENING SCHEDULE
7.35 pm Rock 'n' Roll Jive
8.35 pm Jive plus
These are both general level classes lasting 60 minutes and are suitable for beginners and improvers.
Each class begins with essential elements of the dance before practice time and then some ideas for improvers to explore more variety, with the emphasis always on enjoyment and no pressure for perfection.
Jive plus tends to use slightly lower tempo music and includes some suitable swing-style moves.
Each session has plenty of practice time but if you have the enthusiasm then you can join both sessions.
More about our Jive dance classes
We know that each student will progress at their own speed and are happy to patiently coach and encourage you on your dance journey. 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.
Each student is aware of their fitness level and physical limitations. We want you to cross the fun threshold not the pain threshold. 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 starts out as a skilled dancer. Our classes prepare you for relaxed social dancing and there are no exams. Expect to improve your balance, spatial awareness and general fitness. There are so many reasons why people get addicted to dancing. And if you your friends and family are impressed by your new skills then that's okay too!
Jive for Rock 'n' Roll £6
Jive Plus £6
Both classes £8
These are cash prices and card / contactless payments are slightly higher to cover transaction fees (less than 2%).
APPLY NOW TO GET STARTED
Please use the form below to apply for a start date and for details of how to book.
At this time we are managing class numbers.
At Pinewood Bar & Cafe, Old Wokingham Road RG40 3AQ
These classes are held in the Function Room at the back of Pinewood Bar & Cafe at Pinewood Leisure on The Old Wokingham Rd, near Crowthorne.
Navigate to RG40 3AQ, enter Pinewood Leisure Centre and go left. Unit 8 is the white building.
The Function Room is a the rear of the building: walk past the bar to the double doors.
This is a spacious, well maintained hall. and the cafe is available for refreshments.
SEE MAP BELOW