FIND READING LINDY HOP
Join Reading's most experienced and only professional Lindy Hop teachers 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-sreet 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.
Lindy Hop sessions are available for new starters and for more experienced dancers.
At this time you need to apply before joining our classes and we ask that you do this in good time. Your details will not be added to a mailing list or shared.
Note: Berkshire Swing Dance does offer a Newsletter mailing list for updates with a separate application process HERE
If you are not a beginners and wish to join our class you can explain this on your application.
THURSDAY CLASS SCHEDULE
Doors open 7.40 pm.
7.45 to 8.30 Essential Lindy Hop, suitable for beginners.
8.30 to 9.15 Improvers Lindy Hop, once you feel ready.
9.15 to 10.00 Intermediate Lindy Hop where the fun level is even higher.
Lindy Hop grew out of the cultural mix of Harlem’s ballrooms and then decided to stick around and eventually become globally popular which is great for each generation of new converts. Evolving from it’s late 1920’s birth to populate the planet, it has embraced many influences, making Lindy Hop a diverse, flexible way to let yourself go to cool music in a range of tempos.
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 LINDY HOP
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 Jitterbug 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 or private tuition.
If you are an experienced dancer and want to go beyond Essential Jitterbug then use the application form and we can advise when and how to join us.
THURSDAY LINDY HOP PRICES
PAY-AS-YOU-GO allows flexible attendance for these prices:
£8 per week Essential Lindy Hop (7.45 to 8.30 pm).
£10 per week 7.45 up 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 Lindy Hop 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.