FIND READING JIVE
Join Reading's most experienced and only professional teachers of authentic Jive and enjoy the informal, relaxed, welcoming atmosphere while progressively improving your dance fun level.
This lovely, spacious hall with a wooden floor, is easy to reach from many parts of Reading and south Oxfordshire. Join us at St Andrew's Hall, Albert Rd, Caversham, Reading RG4 7PL. The hall is behind the church and accessed from the car park. Find us at the junction with Harrogate Rd (which joins to the A4074 Woodcote Rd).
Parking is on-site although on-street parking is also available without restrictions.
(Note; on election nights me move to an alternate venue just a few minutes away.)
There is a map further down this page.
MONDAY JIVE CLASS SCHEDULE
Doors open at 8.10 pm
8.15 to 8.55 Essential Jive
8.55 to 9.10 Social Practice
9.10 to 10.00 Intermediate Jive
Jive, sometimes described as Rock ‘n’ Roll, 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 start you with 6-beat single-time basics before adding heaps of fun variations to keep your dancing fresh.
Most of the music in this class is from the 1950s or in the style of that era.
Our Jive classes are also a great route into the other dance styles that we teach.
Raise your social dancing for more fun.
Partner dances generally have a "Leader" and a "Follower". We typically have more applications for the Follower role which means we need to seek a reasonable balance in each class. Some class members learn both roles. NOTE It is an advantage for the Leader to be at least as tall as the Follower.
Come with or without a partner.
COUPLES can chose if they want to remain together in the class or spend some time practicing with the other dancers.
LAUNCHING INTO JIVE
Don't delay any longer before planning your first steps into this friendly community of dancers.
We offer start dates across the year and invite you to book a 5-week course of Essential Jive for just £30 to get you started.
This is our WELCOME OFFER - details below.
If you are unable to commit to the whole 5-week block then use the application form on this page and we shall seek to fit you in.
Other options include Pay-As-You-Go and private tuition.
If you are an experienced dancer and want to go beyond Essential Jive then use the application form and we can advise when and how to join us.
MONDAY JIVE CLASS PRICES
PAY-AS-YOU-GO allows flexible attendance for these prices:
£8 per week Essential Jive (8.15 to 9.10 pm).
£10 per week 8.00 to 10.00 pm for those wanting to go further.
We accept cash and contactless / card payments for pay-as-you-go.
Pre-payment for your convenience may be available for regular attendees.
If you can commit to starting with five consecutive weeks of Essential Jive then our discounted WELCOME OFFER is for you. Pre-book this for just £30 (subject to availability). Use the link below that takes you to our shop.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK WELCOME OFFERS AND WORKSHOPS
Please check the class details before booking.
APPLY NOW TO START SOON
Apply using this form if you:
- cannot find a suitable Welcome Offer
- cannot commit to a 5-week introductory block
- want to join as an experienced dancer.
CHECK BEFORE SUBMITTING
Complete all of the required items. When submitted you will see an information page. If not then look for an error message and resolve before submitting.
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.