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Rhythm Ranch on Wednesday

Wednesday evening Jive classes on the Wokingham / Bracknell border near Crowthorne

Welcome to Rhythm Ranch

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This is Wokingham's weekly Rock 'n' Roll treat with 90 minutes of tuition followed by a relaxed social session where you can mix in as much practice time as you like.

Weekly Jive Classes and Practice 7.45 to 10.00

7.45 Jive Level 2 (45 mins)
8.30 Jive Level 1 (45 ins)
9.15 Social practice time for all with coaching available (45 mins)

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

Up-coming start dates for new beginners Start dates for new beginners will be published when we know more about changes regarding the current pandemic.

Level 2 dancers stay for the whole evening and have the option to take a break in the restaurant area during the Level 1 class if you want to save you energy for the social dancing: it's your choice.

  • Level 1 Jive and Social Dancing
  • £5 per week
  • Pay-as-you-Go
  • Per Person from 8.30 to 10.00
  • Cash on the Door
  • Intro to Jive
  • £15 for 4 weeks
  • Pre-book here for first 4-week block
  • Use the button to book this introductory block-booking offer
  • Covers you from 8.30 to 10.00.
  • Both Classes and Social Dancing
  • £8 per week
  • Pay-as-you-go
  • Per person - covers both classes and social dancing from 7.45 to 10.00.
  • Cash on the Door

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 bar is available for refreshments.


Learn with Reading's most experienced and accomplished Swing Dancers, Debra and John. Jive is the most accessible form of swing dancing and is great for Rock 'n' Roll and Rhythm & Blues music.

Our public classes are there to get you dancing at a social level, not at a competition level. You can expect to improve your balance, spacial awareness and general fitness: all great reasons why people get hooked on the benefits of social swing dancing. And it's a bonus when your friends and family are impressed by your new skills.

We teach you to pass the fun test rather than an exam. Because each student improves at their own speed we shall patiently coach and encourage you along the path. We support casual dancers, highly motivated dancers and everyone in between to reach their personal dance goals.

We want you to cross the fun threshold not the pain threshold. We ask every student to be aware of their limitations and fitness level and to dance within their physical limitations.