The '20s are about to come roaring back so get ready to party with some sumptuous swing dancing. Lindy Hop came from the cultural mix of Harlem’s ballrooms and decided to stick around which is great for each generation that discovers it all around the world. This amazing free-style partner dance fits with all types and tempos of swinging music.
Learn to Lindy Hop with a couple who have lived together in swing dance for over 20 years, having been the first in Reading to promote the revival of this style back in 1994. Brought together by their mutual love of dance they have traveled widely to learn from many of the very best swing dance teachers and love to share their passion and insight with those taking their first steps into this world of fun.
Weekly on Tuesday evenings in Reading at St Luke’s Parish Hall, Erleigh Road RG1 5LR (between the Royal Berks Hospital and Palmer Park). Venue details below.
No previous experience needed - just come ready to have bags of fun. Bring a partner or come alone - it's up to you.
We have regular start dates (roughly monthly) for new beginners and you can pre-book the Level 1 class to enjoy 4 weeks for just £20 per person.
AND during May and June 2019 we are accepting new students each week - contact us to arrange a start.
Each week includes an hour of content for beginners and revision of fundamental elements from 8.00 pm followed by more stretching content to take you up to advanced level Lindy Hop.
Level 2 classes for more experienced dancers are from 9.00 pm.
Tuesday Lindy Hop class schedule:
8.00 to 9.00 pm Level 1 Lindy Hop
9.00 to 10.00 pm Level 2 Lindy Hop
Flexible pricing during May and June 2019:
£5 for Level 1 Lindy Hop from 8.00 to 9.00 pm
£8 for Levels 1 and 2 Lindy Hop from 9.00 to 10.00 pm
Swing Jive / Lindy Hop COMBO;
Come early and take Swing Jive AND the full Level 1 Lindy Hop class - see the full schedule below. The Swing Jive class is fun and will support your Lindy Hop. Come at 7.15 pm or skip the warm-up session and join us from 7.30 pm for Swing Jive and then stay on.
£6 from 7.15 to 9.00 pm or £8 from 7.15 10.00 pm.
Full Tuesdays class schedule:
7.15 to 8.00 pm Swing Jive Intro
8.00 to 8.30 pm Level 1 Lindy Hop Intro
8.30 to 9.00 pm Level 1 Lindy Hop continues
9.00 to 10.00 pm Level 2 Lindy Hop
Option 1 There is some off-street parking between the pavement and the hall. It's a little awkward to access and limited. (You may not park beside the church, only beside the hall.)
Option 2 The car park of Pembroke Surgery is on Erleigh Rd just across from the hall and we have permission to park from 6.30 pm to end of class - never overnight.
Option 3 Berkshire Healthcare at 25 Erleigh Rd has a large car park 2 mins walk away at the junction with Alexander Rd and we have permission to use their large car park from 7.00 pm to end of class - never overnight.
Option 4 The Erleigh Rd has on-street parking in the section toward the Royal Berks Hospital (near Option 3).
These classes are held at at St Luke's Parish Hall, Erleigh Road, RG1 5LR. Ths lovely listed building has a wood floor and is maintained to a high standard.
Just off the A4 London Rd, close to the Royal Berks Hospital and Reading School.
From Kings Rd come via Eldon Rd.
From the A4 London Rd take Alexandra Rd.
From Wokingham Rd follow Crescent Rd.
From Shinfield Rd come via Elmhurst Rd.
In addition to regular bus services there are four options for free car parking at the hall and in the immediate area through our local agreements. The Parish Hall is 100 yards from the intersection with Alexandra Rd, between the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Palmer Park. SEE MAP BELOW.