6-week course £48.00 per person or £9 per person per evening PAYG
Prepaid voucher for 6 lessons £48.00 (can be shared by 2 or more people)
To pay for vouchers by credit or debit card, use the Paypal link (you don’t need a PayPal account - use as a Guest). Otherwise we can take cash or cheques on the first evening.
Next Beginners Courses
Improvers Class 2
Every week 9.30-10.30pm
Classic on Thursdays at
Sherfield on Loddon
Ladies Only at Heath End Tadley - coming soon
New courses starting throughout 2019 in January, March, April, June, September & November
Classic Beginners 1950s Rock & Roll Jive Courses - Class 1
Suitable for complete beginners to partner dancing or to this style of Jive, these courses are ideal for learning the basic moves and concepts of 1950s Rock & Roll Jive in a fun & friendly way. Each week you'll revise and build on the previous week's lesson until you have the confidence to mix it up into your own unique dance.
Courses are run throughout the year, and because we know you can't always make every week of a 6-week run due to other commitments, when you have paid for a course, we'll make sure you get your full 6 weeks lessons by inviting you to just add another lesson at the end during our ‘catch-up’ weeks.
The last 20-30 minutes of the class is free dance time, where you get the chance to practice what you've just learned. Feel free to stay on and watch the main class till 10.00pm then join in the last practice session till 10.30pm - the cost of your class covers the whole evening whether you do just one class or both classes/practice sessions.
We welcome people from Class 2 who would like to come along to Class 1 before their main class - it not only benefits your own dancing, but is very helpful for new beginners to practice with more experienced dancers.
Improvers 1950s Rock & Roll Jive - Class 2
Class 2 adds to your repertoire with new concepts, a bit more technique and lots of extra figures. During class 2 you'll learn how to string your moves together without having to go back to the basic group each time, which figures fit best with faster or slower music, and extra styling.
Class 2 is on a rolling programme throughout the year, and as each move we teach is a standalone figure that can be bolted onto the basic group - not part of a routine - you can come along any time once you've got the basic course under your belt. And we carry on through most of the school holidays, not just in term time.
Feel free to come along early and join in Class 1 - the cost of your class covers the whole evening whether you do just one class or both classes. Often by going over a figure for a second or third time you’ll have a ‘lightbulb moment’ and a small tweak to how you’ve been dancing a particular move will make a huge difference to how it looks - and how it feels for both you and you partner!
Intermediate Class 3 Monthly Workshops
Suitable for people who have 6 months or more regular 1950s Rock & Roll Jive experience. Sundays 3.00-6.00pm at Burghfield. £18 or 2 voucher sessions per person. See the Workshops page for more details.
Ladies Only Beginners 1950s Rock & Roll Jive Courses - Class 1
Our Ladies Only classes follow exactly the same format as our Classic classes and courses, but are specially designed for ladies who’d like to learn to dance with a female friend - the only difference being that you do need to come along to these classes in pairs.
They are suitable for complete beginners as we start off from absolute basics, but also perfect for experienced ladies who want to make the crossover into being able to lead their friends and co-dancers. Learning to lead - and learning to follow - are skills in themselves and are often overlooked in many other classes.
When you come along as a pair, you need to decide who will lead and who will follow, and stick to that for the duration of the 6-week course as it takes a few weeks of practice to get used to your new steps. However if you both want to learn to lead and to follow, then come along again for the next course and swap over.
Several factors can affect how you decide who leads and who follows - height is an obvious one as it’s much easier to lead as the taller of the two than the shorter, especially if there is quite a height difference. Mobility is another - if one of you has any balance issues or joint problems, then leading involves less twirls and turns and will be less physically demanding. But in the end, it’s down to personal preference and there are no hard and fast rules.
As a brand new concept class, we do not have any graduates of our Beginners courses to move up to Improvers Class 2 yet, but these are planned for a couple of months time and again will follow exactly the same format as our Classic classes.