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Jive on Mondays

1950s-style Jive dance classes in Caversham on Mondays

Classes at St Andrew's Church Hall, Caversham, Reading, RG4 7PL.

FIND US

These classes are held at St Andrew's Church Hall, Albert Rd, Caversham, Reading between RG4 7AW and 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. 
(NOTE: On election nights we move to an alternate hall just a few minutes away.)

The map at the bottom of the page may help you to get the picture.

MONDAY JIVE CLASS SCHEDULE

Doors open from 8.10 pm
8.15 to 8.55 pm Essential Jive
8.55 to 9.10 pm Social Practice
9.10 to 10.00 pm Intermediate Jive

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 and so we 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 4-week course of Essential Jive for just £20 to get you started. 
This is our WELCOME OFFER- details below.
If you are unable to commit to the whole course then use the application form on this page for Pay-As-You-Go and we will look to fit you in. 
Some people use private tuition to get started.
If you are an experienced dancer and want to go beyond Essential Jive then use the application form and we can advise you when and how to join us.

MONDAY JIVE CLASS PRICES

Most of our regular dancers pay as they go by cash or card / contactless.  We do offer new starters the chance to secure their place in Essential Jive by booking a discounted block of consecutive weeks to get started.

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.
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If you can commit to starting with four consecutive weeks of Essential Jive then our discounted WELCOME OFFER is for you.  Pre-book this for just £20 (subject to availability).  Use the link below that takes you to our shop.

JIVE APPLICATION FORM

Apply using this form if you:
- cannot find a suitable Welcome Offer
- cannot commit to a 4-week introductory block
- want to join as an experienced dancer.

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