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for Lindy Hop, Charleston, Jitterbug Boogie, Jive, etc.

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The Heights

Thursday evening classes in Caversham, Reading for Charleston, Jive and Jitterbug Boogie

Charleston, Jive and Jitterbug Boogie Classes 7.20 to 10.00 pm

7.20 Charleston - DROP-IN SESSIONS FROM 19 SEP
8.40 Jive Level 2
9.20 Jitterbug Boogie

Beginners can join Charleston on a drop-in basis.

Lindy Hop beginners need to take Level 1 classes for a while to prepare for the Level 2 class and we have regular start dates for Lindy Hop - roughly monthly. You can book your first 4-week block online at a discount.

Start dates for new Jive beginners are Aug 22, Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 14.

Jitterbug Boogie is aimed at Level 2 dancers.

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.)

Welcome To The Heights

This lovely venue offers a wide choice of styles. Charleston and Jitterbug Boogie are recent additions. We are offering very low prices for those who are only taking with a short session. (We may be extending the evening to 10.15 if dancers are eager to carry on later.)

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 upon request. We also offer many great social dance events for you: it's a great 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 should expect to improve your balance and spacial awareness as well of your general fitness and that is one of the reasons why people get hooked on the benefits of social swing dancing. And if you find that your friends and family are impressed by your new skills then that is a bonus.

  • Charleston OR Level 1 Jive Only
  • £4 per week
  • Pay-as-you-go
  • Per person for one session
  • Either
  • Charleston from 7.20 to 8.00: this is a drop-in class.
  • Or
  • Jive Level 1 from 8.00 to 8.40: You must start Jive on one of our regular start dates.
  • (See below for a discounted introductory 4-week block of Jive Level 1)
  • Cash on the Door
  • Intro to Jive
  • £14 for 4 weeks
  • Pre-book here
  • Use the button to book this introductory block-booking offer
  • Start dates are Aug 22, Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 14.
  • All Classes incl Jive Level 2 and Jitterbug Boogie
  • £8 per week
  • Pay-as-you-go
  • Per person - covers all classes
  • Level 2 Jive and Jitterbug Boogie are available within this standard price.
  • Join us at any time from 7.20.
  • Cash on the Door