Upcoming Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Dorchester (fixed partner)

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Book Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course - Dorchester

Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course - Dorchester (fixed partner)

Wednesday, October 2, 2024 8:00 pm - Wednesday, December 4, 2024 9:00 pm

Want a free trial? Book here! Return here to pay for the course after the trial at the early rate.


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Book Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Dorchester

Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Dorchester (fixed partner)

Wednesday, October 2, 2024 8:00 pm – Wednesday, December 4, 2024 9:00 pm

Want a free trial? Book here! Return here to pay for the course after the trial at the early rate.

Book Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Dorchester

Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Dorchester (fixed partner)

Wednesday, October 2, 2024 8:00 pm – Wednesday, December 4, 2024 9:00 pm

Details Price Qty
Free Trial (Wk1) £0.00  
Free Trial (Wk2) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 3, 2024
Free Trial (Wk3) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 10, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Early Rate £85.00  
Course Fee After Wk1 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 2, 2024
Course Fee After Wk2 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Course Fee After Wk3 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 16, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Standard Rate £99.00  

Join Us At Sunninghill School, DT1 1EB – Click For More Venue Details

Discount When You Book On Free Trial Night! Expand

Book the full course in advance or on the evening directly after your free trial (up to midnight) to enjoy a discount off the standard rate.

The standard rate applies to all bookings completed from the day after your free trial.

Extra Lessons Free! Expand

All paying participants can benefit from:

  • Free access to the full course online – everybody on an Absolute Beginners course will be given free access for 12 months to the equivalent online course. So you can catch up if you miss a class or want to check back on any moves.
  • Free catch-up lessons at alternative venues – everybody on an Absolute Beginners course is welcome to take an unlimited number of catch-up classes at other locations during the term.
  • A 12-month free repeat guarantee

All these benefits mean you have a massive range of opportunities to learn the content of this course.

Book with a Dance Partner! Expand

When joining our fixed-partner classes, please ensure you are attending with a dance partner.

Some people are lucky enough to find a dance partner easily. For those without an obvious dance partner, asking within their own network of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours can reveal somebody who is interested to give the class a go. You can also look out for dedicated partner rotation courses, where you can book on your own.

Welcome!

If you’re here then you’ve heard about our amazing Absolute Beginners Swing Jive Course, including a free trial class. Look through the content below to find out what to expect.

Key Details…

Try Before You Buy

Book a free trial for the first week of the course, then return here to pay your course fee after the lesson.

Discount For Booking Directly After Your Free Trial

Pay for the course by midnight on the evening of the Week 1 Free Trial date to get a discount off the course fee, compared to the standard rate. Prices are shown in the ticket selector.

…Or Book The Full Course In Advance

If you don’t need a free trial, you can book and pay before the first lesson at the same discounted rate.

See What’s Coming Up On The Free Trial SwingJive Lesson…

Whether you attend one of our venue-based classes, or trial online, you should be able to dance the following moves by the end of our free trial class:

There are several ways to keep up with your learning, even if you miss a regular class. We offer:

Free 12 Month Access to Online Course, On-Demand! Expand

All paying course participants will benefit from free access to the full course online, so you can catch up and get extra practice anytime, anywhere!

The online course provides full tuition with a thorough breakdown of the moves, plus warm-ups, brief recaps, and routines for you to learn.

Click on the pics below to check out our online school:

 

 

 

 

 

Free Catch-Up Classes at Alternative Locations! Expand

If you have to miss any of the 10 planned sessions for any reason, you are welcome to take an unlimited number of catch-up classes at other locations during the term. So you’ll have every opportunity to catch up!

12-Month Free Repeat Guarantee! Expand

All paying participants can benefit from a 12-month free repeat guarantee, enabling you to repeat the full course within 12 months – perfect for consolidation of your moves or if you have to miss a few sessions during the course.

Find Out More Below!

Have Fun, Get Active, Be Sociable!

The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course is designed for you if you have never done any jive or swing dance before. In fact, most new starters have never done any kind of dance class at all. These courses are a perfect starting point for a weekly adult, evening partner dance class and they lead into an exciting, fun and sociable new world. You’ll stay with the partner you bring throughout the course.


See What Others Had To Say…

 

“Hi, Just wanted to say how much my husband and I enjoyed our first dance session last night and what a fun night we had and to thank you.”  Angela, Farnham

 

“Bob and Bridgette are very good and patient teachers. They made the course fun and gave lots of encouragement. We thought the method of teaching, concentrating on and perfecting one move at a time, worked.”  Anita & Mike, Farnborough

 

“The best thing I ever did was to learn to swing jive, I just love it. Thank you for all the great courses, keep up the good work.” Denise, Fareham

Book Your Free Trial Space in Advance with a Dance Partner

When joining our fixed-partner classes, please ensure you book and attend with a dance partner. We set a 2-person minimum booking for our fixed-partner courses so please book both places at the same time using our online booking system. Simply book your spaces on our free trial class at the class that suits you best. Our system will send a registration email to confirm the venue, date and time details – please check your spam filter if these don’t arrive in your inbox within an hour of booking.

Some people are lucky enough to find a dance partner easily. For those without an obvious dance partner, asking within their own network of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours can reveal somebody who is interested to give the class a go.

Don’t have a partner? You can also look out for dedicated partner rotation courses, where you can book on your own.

volunteer dancing

Open To All Adult Ages and Levels of Fitness

As long as you can walk and you are 18 or over you should be able to take part. The beauty of this style of dancing is that you can push yourself to whatever energy level you are comfortable with. Dancing is a great form of exercise, you’ll be having so much fun that you won’t notice all those calories you are burning!

Click Here to Find Your Nearest Free Trial Class Location!

Who Typically Attends Venue-Based Classes?

Age ranges vary wildly, from our minimum of 18*-80. Our ‘Fixed Partner’ classes are particularly popular with couples keen to share a hobby and spend quality time together. This covers both young professionals as well as couples rebuilding a fun social life, perhaps after years of child-rearing. We also see lots of mother/daughter, sister/sister, girl/girl, boy/boy & girl/boy friend pairings.

Often reluctant husbands are dragged along by enthusiastic wives, yet by the end of the free trial, it is the gents who can’t wait to sign up for the course.

Isle of Wight Festival Team

Limited Spaces at Venue-Based Classes… or Learn Online!

Venue-based learning is supported by free access to the same online course, which is pre-recorded and available on-demand. If venue-based learning doesn’t suit you, then join our online school to learn exactly the same content anywhere in the world!

Click Here For An On-Demand Online Free Trial

SDC Round Logo - BG and DG either side

Get a Head Start!

If you would like to get a head start before attending a trial, you can take our online free trial, which contains the same content, or even book a private lesson first before your trial class, either in-person or online!

Click Here to Book Your Free Trial Class in a Local Venue!

Paying For The Course

Most people pay for the full course directly at the end of the beginners’ trial session. Enjoy a discounted price if you pay on or before the night of your trial. If you wait until the following day or week the full price is charged.

If you are committed to joining the course regardless of the free trial on the first week you can pay in advance via the relevant course booking page. Payment secures your place on the course.

Extra Lessons Free!

All paying participants can benefit from free access to the full course online, free catch-up lessons at alternative venues and a 12-month free repeat guarantee, meaning you have a massive range of opportunities to learn the content on our Absolute Beginners course.

Can’t Make The Free Trial?

As location-based courses run over a set 10-week period, the free trial evening is one specific date each term for each beginner’s course. If you are unable to attend that date then other options could be open to you:

  • Free trials may be offered for the 2nd or 3rd week. Tickets would only be made available after the previous week’s lesson, and subject to availability.
  • Take an online, on-demand free trial – simply click on this link and take a trial on-demand. You’ll still be able to book and pay the course fee for classes at your local venue. Make sure you return back to THIS PAGE to book for your local venue, as paying for the online-only course won’t register you at a local venue.
  • Take a free trial at an alternative venue – book your free trial at the alternative venue and notify us of the switch when paying. A full list of locations with free trials can be found on this link.
  • Book the course without taking a free trial – use the “Course Fee” ticket option when booking your preferred course
  • Wait for a future course – click here to join our mailing list for notifications

Joining Late

After the free trial, you’ll need to pay the course fee before attending again. You can pay to join late and catch up with our online course, but the standard course fee at your venue applies regardless of how many sessions you attend in total. We recommend that you take our online free trial if you miss the free trial at your local venue.

What To Expect…

What to Expect on Free Trial Day

Arrive just before the advertised start time for your lesson so the teachers can greet you. Groups are typically between 12 and 30 people, everybody is an absolute beginner so everybody will be experiencing similar nerves and excitement. Once it’s time to start we do a gentle warm-up and teach a couple of simple moves which you can dance on a loop. Before the end of the session, the teachers will demonstrate all the moves coming up on the course.

IMG_20160507_201707988-320x180

See What You Can Learn on The Full 10-Week Course…

Building Your Abilities Week-By-Week

The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course continues on the same day, time, and place for 9 further one-hour sessions after the free trial week. The course builds week by week, recapping the move from the previous lesson as part of the standard format, and drawing on moves from earlier in the term as you start to build sequences.

For this reason, we don’t want any participants to get left behind, so we are looking for people who can commit to attending most weeks (or can catch up via online learning). This ensures a higher quality learning experience for the whole group. For this reason, we only accept payment for the full course. Most customers understand the benefit of attending every week and pre-payment is a great incentive.

Each evening we run 2 or 3 x 1-hour classes. There is normally a 15-minute handover between classes. During this interval, (either before or after your lesson) we will leave music running, you are welcome to practice and chat with the team.

You’ll Love The Music

You’ll recognise most of the music we play. At the beginner level, we use big songs from big artists of the swing and rock’n’roll eras of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

As you progress to higher levels we’ll introduce you to more amazing music for dancing, some you may not have heard before! This includes original music from current jive, swing and rock’n’roll bands and less well-known retro music too.

Check out some of the typical music we use on this Spotify playlist below!

Beyond Absolute Beginners

Once you’ve completed the Absolute Beginner SwingJive Course, you’ll be able to follow on to the natural continuation course, either Intermediate Yellow or Intermediate Green, which can be taken in either order.

Teachers will demonstrate moves for the continuation course, or you can view them on this link. There is a series of 9 x 10-week courses, progressing along a pathway that you can follow, explained on this link.

Swingeasy, our weekly PAYG class and dance format, is a great sociable alternative too.

Beyond these courses, you can find new challenges via workshops and mini-courses, and have fun at our live band events. Swinging Balls are open to all. Our celebrated Swinging Balls have been running for over 20 years. They have built a splendid reputation, attracting the UK’s finest jive and swing bands along with huge attendances.

DSC_0068

Terms & Conditions

By booking a course we understand that you accept our terms and conditions, which can be viewed on this link. Terms and conditions cover issues such as payments and refunds, class sizes, arranging dance partners, and health and safety.

It also makes clear that our classes are for your enjoyment only, and there are no other permissions, for example, to promote, advertise, sell or gather data for anything, whether for profit or not.

Details Price Qty
Free Trial (Wk1) £0.00  
Free Trial (Wk2) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 3, 2024
Free Trial (Wk3) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 10, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Early Rate £85.00  
Course Fee After Wk1 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 2, 2024
Course Fee After Wk2 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Course Fee After Wk3 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 16, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Standard Rate £99.00  

Join Us At Sunninghill School, DT1 1EB – Click For More Venue Details

Discount When You Book On Free Trial Night! Expand

Book the full course in advance or on the evening directly after your free trial (up to midnight) to enjoy a discount off the standard rate.

The standard rate applies to all bookings completed from the day after your free trial.

Extra Lessons Free! Expand

All paying participants can benefit from:

  • Free access to the full course online – everybody on an Absolute Beginners course will be given free access for 12 months to the equivalent online course. So you can catch up if you miss a class or want to check back on any moves.
  • Free catch-up lessons at alternative venues – everybody on an Absolute Beginners course is welcome to take an unlimited number of catch-up classes at other locations during the term.
  • A 12-month free repeat guarantee

All these benefits mean you have a massive range of opportunities to learn the content of this course.

Book with a Dance Partner! Expand

When joining our fixed-partner classes, please ensure you are attending with a dance partner.

Some people are lucky enough to find a dance partner easily. For those without an obvious dance partner, asking within their own network of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours can reveal somebody who is interested to give the class a go. You can also look out for dedicated partner rotation courses, where you can book on your own.

Welcome!

If you’re here then you’ve heard about our amazing Absolute Beginners Swing Jive Course, including a free trial class. Look through the content below to find out what to expect.

Key Details…

Try Before You Buy

Book a free trial for the first week of the course, then return here to pay your course fee after the lesson.

Discount For Booking Directly After Your Free Trial

Pay for the course by midnight on the evening of the Week 1 Free Trial date to get a discount off the course fee, compared to the standard rate. Prices are shown in the ticket selector.

…Or Book The Full Course In Advance

If you don’t need a free trial, you can book and pay before the first lesson at the same discounted rate.

See What’s Coming Up On The Free Trial SwingJive Lesson…

Whether you attend one of our venue-based classes, or trial online, you should be able to dance the following moves by the end of our free trial class:

There are several ways to keep up with your learning, even if you miss a regular class. We offer:

Free 12 Month Access to Online Course, On-Demand! Expand

All paying course participants will benefit from free access to the full course online, so you can catch up and get extra practice anytime, anywhere!

The online course provides full tuition with a thorough breakdown of the moves, plus warm-ups, brief recaps, and routines for you to learn.

Click on the pics below to check out our online school:

 

 

 

 

 

Free Catch-Up Classes at Alternative Locations! Expand

If you have to miss any of the 10 planned sessions for any reason, you are welcome to take an unlimited number of catch-up classes at other locations during the term. So you’ll have every opportunity to catch up!

12-Month Free Repeat Guarantee! Expand

All paying participants can benefit from a 12-month free repeat guarantee, enabling you to repeat the full course within 12 months – perfect for consolidation of your moves or if you have to miss a few sessions during the course.

Find Out More Below!

Have Fun, Get Active, Be Sociable!

The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course is designed for you if you have never done any jive or swing dance before. In fact, most new starters have never done any kind of dance class at all. These courses are a perfect starting point for a weekly adult, evening partner dance class and they lead into an exciting, fun and sociable new world. You’ll stay with the partner you bring throughout the course.


See What Others Had To Say…

 

“Hi, Just wanted to say how much my husband and I enjoyed our first dance session last night and what a fun night we had and to thank you.”  Angela, Farnham

 

“Bob and Bridgette are very good and patient teachers. They made the course fun and gave lots of encouragement. We thought the method of teaching, concentrating on and perfecting one move at a time, worked.”  Anita & Mike, Farnborough

 

“The best thing I ever did was to learn to swing jive, I just love it. Thank you for all the great courses, keep up the good work.” Denise, Fareham

Book Your Free Trial Space in Advance with a Dance Partner

When joining our fixed-partner classes, please ensure you book and attend with a dance partner. We set a 2-person minimum booking for our fixed-partner courses so please book both places at the same time using our online booking system. Simply book your spaces on our free trial class at the class that suits you best. Our system will send a registration email to confirm the venue, date and time details – please check your spam filter if these don’t arrive in your inbox within an hour of booking.

Some people are lucky enough to find a dance partner easily. For those without an obvious dance partner, asking within their own network of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours can reveal somebody who is interested to give the class a go.

Don’t have a partner? You can also look out for dedicated partner rotation courses, where you can book on your own.

volunteer dancing

Open To All Adult Ages and Levels of Fitness

As long as you can walk and you are 18 or over you should be able to take part. The beauty of this style of dancing is that you can push yourself to whatever energy level you are comfortable with. Dancing is a great form of exercise, you’ll be having so much fun that you won’t notice all those calories you are burning!

Click Here to Find Your Nearest Free Trial Class Location!

Who Typically Attends Venue-Based Classes?

Age ranges vary wildly, from our minimum of 18*-80. Our ‘Fixed Partner’ classes are particularly popular with couples keen to share a hobby and spend quality time together. This covers both young professionals as well as couples rebuilding a fun social life, perhaps after years of child-rearing. We also see lots of mother/daughter, sister/sister, girl/girl, boy/boy & girl/boy friend pairings.

Often reluctant husbands are dragged along by enthusiastic wives, yet by the end of the free trial, it is the gents who can’t wait to sign up for the course.

Isle of Wight Festival Team

Limited Spaces at Venue-Based Classes… or Learn Online!

Venue-based learning is supported by free access to the same online course, which is pre-recorded and available on-demand. If venue-based learning doesn’t suit you, then join our online school to learn exactly the same content anywhere in the world!

Click Here For An On-Demand Online Free Trial

SDC Round Logo - BG and DG either side

Get a Head Start!

If you would like to get a head start before attending a trial, you can take our online free trial, which contains the same content, or even book a private lesson first before your trial class, either in-person or online!

Click Here to Book Your Free Trial Class in a Local Venue!

Paying For The Course

Most people pay for the full course directly at the end of the beginners’ trial session. Enjoy a discounted price if you pay on or before the night of your trial. If you wait until the following day or week the full price is charged.

If you are committed to joining the course regardless of the free trial on the first week you can pay in advance via the relevant course booking page. Payment secures your place on the course.

Extra Lessons Free!

All paying participants can benefit from free access to the full course online, free catch-up lessons at alternative venues and a 12-month free repeat guarantee, meaning you have a massive range of opportunities to learn the content on our Absolute Beginners course.

Can’t Make The Free Trial?

As location-based courses run over a set 10-week period, the free trial evening is one specific date each term for each beginner’s course. If you are unable to attend that date then other options could be open to you:

  • Free trials may be offered for the 2nd or 3rd week. Tickets would only be made available after the previous week’s lesson, and subject to availability.
  • Take an online, on-demand free trial – simply click on this link and take a trial on-demand. You’ll still be able to book and pay the course fee for classes at your local venue. Make sure you return back to THIS PAGE to book for your local venue, as paying for the online-only course won’t register you at a local venue.
  • Take a free trial at an alternative venue – book your free trial at the alternative venue and notify us of the switch when paying. A full list of locations with free trials can be found on this link.
  • Book the course without taking a free trial – use the “Course Fee” ticket option when booking your preferred course
  • Wait for a future course – click here to join our mailing list for notifications

Joining Late

After the free trial, you’ll need to pay the course fee before attending again. You can pay to join late and catch up with our online course, but the standard course fee at your venue applies regardless of how many sessions you attend in total. We recommend that you take our online free trial if you miss the free trial at your local venue.

What To Expect…

What to Expect on Free Trial Day

Arrive just before the advertised start time for your lesson so the teachers can greet you. Groups are typically between 12 and 30 people, everybody is an absolute beginner so everybody will be experiencing similar nerves and excitement. Once it’s time to start we do a gentle warm-up and teach a couple of simple moves which you can dance on a loop. Before the end of the session, the teachers will demonstrate all the moves coming up on the course.

IMG_20160507_201707988-320x180

See What You Can Learn on The Full 10-Week Course…

Building Your Abilities Week-By-Week

The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course continues on the same day, time, and place for 9 further one-hour sessions after the free trial week. The course builds week by week, recapping the move from the previous lesson as part of the standard format, and drawing on moves from earlier in the term as you start to build sequences.

For this reason, we don’t want any participants to get left behind, so we are looking for people who can commit to attending most weeks (or can catch up via online learning). This ensures a higher quality learning experience for the whole group. For this reason, we only accept payment for the full course. Most customers understand the benefit of attending every week and pre-payment is a great incentive.

Each evening we run 2 or 3 x 1-hour classes. There is normally a 15-minute handover between classes. During this interval, (either before or after your lesson) we will leave music running, you are welcome to practice and chat with the team.

You’ll Love The Music

You’ll recognise most of the music we play. At the beginner level, we use big songs from big artists of the swing and rock’n’roll eras of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

As you progress to higher levels we’ll introduce you to more amazing music for dancing, some you may not have heard before! This includes original music from current jive, swing and rock’n’roll bands and less well-known retro music too.

Check out some of the typical music we use on this Spotify playlist below!

Beyond Absolute Beginners

Once you’ve completed the Absolute Beginner SwingJive Course, you’ll be able to follow on to the natural continuation course, either Intermediate Yellow or Intermediate Green, which can be taken in either order.

Teachers will demonstrate moves for the continuation course, or you can view them on this link. There is a series of 9 x 10-week courses, progressing along a pathway that you can follow, explained on this link.

Swingeasy, our weekly PAYG class and dance format, is a great sociable alternative too.

Beyond these courses, you can find new challenges via workshops and mini-courses, and have fun at our live band events. Swinging Balls are open to all. Our celebrated Swinging Balls have been running for over 20 years. They have built a splendid reputation, attracting the UK’s finest jive and swing bands along with huge attendances.

DSC_0068

Terms & Conditions

By booking a course we understand that you accept our terms and conditions, which can be viewed on this link. Terms and conditions cover issues such as payments and refunds, class sizes, arranging dance partners, and health and safety.

It also makes clear that our classes are for your enjoyment only, and there are no other permissions, for example, to promote, advertise, sell or gather data for anything, whether for profit or not.

Details Price Qty
Free Trial (Wk1) £0.00  
Free Trial (Wk2) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 3, 2024
Free Trial (Wk3) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 10, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) - Early Rate £85.00  
Course Fee After Wk1 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 2, 2024
Course Fee After Wk2 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Course Fee After Wk3 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 16, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) - Standard Rate £99.00  

Welcome!

If you're here then you've heard about our amazing Absolute Beginners Swing Jive Course, including a free trial class. Look through the content below to find out what to expect.

Key Details...

Try Before You Buy

Book a free trial for the first week of the course, then return here to pay your course fee after the lesson.

Discount For Booking Directly After Your Free Trial

Pay for the course by midnight on the evening of the Week 1 Free Trial date to get a discount off the course fee, compared to the standard rate. Prices are shown in the ticket selector.

...Or Book The Full Course In Advance

If you don't need a free trial, you can book and pay before the first lesson at the same discounted rate.

See What's Coming Up On The Free Trial SwingJive Lesson...

Whether you attend one of our venue-based classes, or trial online, you should be able to dance the following moves by the end of our free trial class:

There are several ways to keep up with your learning, even if you miss a regular class. We offer:

Find Out More Below!

Have Fun, Get Active, Be Sociable!

The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course is designed for you if you have never done any jive or swing dance before. In fact, most new starters have never done any kind of dance class at all. These courses are a perfect starting point for a weekly adult, evening partner dance class and they lead into an exciting, fun and sociable new world. You'll stay with the partner you bring throughout the course.


See What Others Had To Say...

 

"Hi, Just wanted to say how much my husband and I enjoyed our first dance session last night and what a fun night we had and to thank you."  Angela, Farnham

 

"Bob and Bridgette are very good and patient teachers. They made the course fun and gave lots of encouragement. We thought the method of teaching, concentrating on and perfecting one move at a time, worked."  Anita & Mike, Farnborough

 

"The best thing I ever did was to learn to swing jive, I just love it. Thank you for all the great courses, keep up the good work." Denise, Fareham

Book Your Free Trial Space in Advance with a Dance Partner

When joining our fixed-partner classes, please ensure you book and attend with a dance partner. We set a 2-person minimum booking for our fixed-partner courses so please book both places at the same time using our online booking system. Simply book your spaces on our free trial class at the class that suits you best. Our system will send a registration email to confirm the venue, date and time details - please check your spam filter if these don't arrive in your inbox within an hour of booking.

Some people are lucky enough to find a dance partner easily. For those without an obvious dance partner, asking within their own network of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours can reveal somebody who is interested to give the class a go.

Don't have a partner? You can also look out for dedicated partner rotation courses, where you can book on your own.

volunteer dancing

Open To All Adult Ages and Levels of Fitness

As long as you can walk and you are 18 or over you should be able to take part. The beauty of this style of dancing is that you can push yourself to whatever energy level you are comfortable with. Dancing is a great form of exercise, you'll be having so much fun that you won't notice all those calories you are burning!

Click Here to Find Your Nearest Free Trial Class Location!

Who Typically Attends Venue-Based Classes?

Age ranges vary wildly, from our minimum of 18*-80. Our 'Fixed Partner' classes are particularly popular with couples keen to share a hobby and spend quality time together. This covers both young professionals as well as couples rebuilding a fun social life, perhaps after years of child-rearing. We also see lots of mother/daughter, sister/sister, girl/girl, boy/boy & girl/boy friend pairings.

Often reluctant husbands are dragged along by enthusiastic wives, yet by the end of the free trial, it is the gents who can't wait to sign up for the course.

Isle of Wight Festival Team

Limited Spaces at Venue-Based Classes... or Learn Online!

Venue-based learning is supported by free access to the same online course, which is pre-recorded and available on-demand. If venue-based learning doesn't suit you, then join our online school to learn exactly the same content anywhere in the world!

Click Here For An On-Demand Online Free Trial

SDC Round Logo - BG and DG either side

Get a Head Start!

If you would like to get a head start before attending a trial, you can take our online free trial, which contains the same content, or even book a private lesson first before your trial class, either in-person or online!

Click Here to Book Your Free Trial Class in a Local Venue!

Paying For The Course

Most people pay for the full course directly at the end of the beginners' trial session. Enjoy a discounted price if you pay on or before the night of your trial. If you wait until the following day or week the full price is charged.

If you are committed to joining the course regardless of the free trial on the first week you can pay in advance via the relevant course booking page. Payment secures your place on the course.

Extra Lessons Free!

All paying participants can benefit from free access to the full course online, free catch-up lessons at alternative venues and a 12-month free repeat guarantee, meaning you have a massive range of opportunities to learn the content on our Absolute Beginners course.

Can't Make The Free Trial?

As location-based courses run over a set 10-week period, the free trial evening is one specific date each term for each beginner's course. If you are unable to attend that date then other options could be open to you:

  • Free trials may be offered for the 2nd or 3rd week. Tickets would only be made available after the previous week's lesson, and subject to availability.
  • Take an online, on-demand free trialsimply click on this link and take a trial on-demand. You'll still be able to book and pay the course fee for classes at your local venue. Make sure you return back to THIS PAGE to book for your local venue, as paying for the online-only course won't register you at a local venue.
  • Take a free trial at an alternative venue - book your free trial at the alternative venue and notify us of the switch when paying. A full list of locations with free trials can be found on this link.
  • Book the course without taking a free trial - use the "Course Fee" ticket option when booking your preferred course
  • Wait for a future courseclick here to join our mailing list for notifications

Joining Late

After the free trial, you'll need to pay the course fee before attending again. You can pay to join late and catch up with our online course, but the standard course fee at your venue applies regardless of how many sessions you attend in total. We recommend that you take our online free trial if you miss the free trial at your local venue.

What To Expect...

What to Expect on Free Trial Day

Arrive just before the advertised start time for your lesson so the teachers can greet you. Groups are typically between 12 and 30 people, everybody is an absolute beginner so everybody will be experiencing similar nerves and excitement. Once it's time to start we do a gentle warm-up and teach a couple of simple moves which you can dance on a loop. Before the end of the session, the teachers will demonstrate all the moves coming up on the course.

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See What You Can Learn on The Full 10-Week Course...

Building Your Abilities Week-By-Week

The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course continues on the same day, time, and place for 9 further one-hour sessions after the free trial week. The course builds week by week, recapping the move from the previous lesson as part of the standard format, and drawing on moves from earlier in the term as you start to build sequences.

For this reason, we don't want any participants to get left behind, so we are looking for people who can commit to attending most weeks (or can catch up via online learning). This ensures a higher quality learning experience for the whole group. For this reason, we only accept payment for the full course. Most customers understand the benefit of attending every week and pre-payment is a great incentive.

Each evening we run 2 or 3 x 1-hour classes. There is normally a 15-minute handover between classes. During this interval, (either before or after your lesson) we will leave music running, you are welcome to practice and chat with the team.

You'll Love The Music

You'll recognise most of the music we play. At the beginner level, we use big songs from big artists of the swing and rock'n'roll eras of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

As you progress to higher levels we'll introduce you to more amazing music for dancing, some you may not have heard before! This includes original music from current jive, swing and rock'n'roll bands and less well-known retro music too.

Check out some of the typical music we use on this Spotify playlist below!

Beyond Absolute Beginners

Once you've completed the Absolute Beginner SwingJive Course, you'll be able to follow on to the natural continuation course, either Intermediate Yellow or Intermediate Green, which can be taken in either order.

Teachers will demonstrate moves for the continuation course, or you can view them on this link. There is a series of 9 x 10-week courses, progressing along a pathway that you can follow, explained on this link.

Swingeasy, our weekly PAYG class and dance format, is a great sociable alternative too.

Beyond these courses, you can find new challenges via workshops and mini-courses, and have fun at our live band events. Swinging Balls are open to all. Our celebrated Swinging Balls have been running for over 20 years. They have built a splendid reputation, attracting the UK's finest jive and swing bands along with huge attendances.

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Terms & Conditions

By booking a course we understand that you accept our terms and conditions, which can be viewed on this link. Terms and conditions cover issues such as payments and refunds, class sizes, arranging dance partners, and health and safety.

It also makes clear that our classes are for your enjoyment only, and there are no other permissions, for example, to promote, advertise, sell or gather data for anything, whether for profit or not.

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Upcoming Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Havant (fixed partner)

Absolute Beginners Swing Jive

Book Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course - Havant

Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course - Havant (fixed partner)

Wednesday, October 9, 2024 6:45 pm - Wednesday, December 11, 2024 7:45 pm

Want a free trial? Book here! Return here to pay for the course after the trial at the early rate.


Book Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Havant

Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Havant (fixed partner)

Wednesday, October 9, 2024 6:45 pm – Wednesday, December 11, 2024 7:45 pm

Want a free trial? Book here! Return here to pay for the course after the trial at the early rate.

Book Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Havant

Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Havant (fixed partner)

Wednesday, October 9, 2024 6:45 pm – Wednesday, December 11, 2024 7:45 pm

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Book Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Havant

Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Havant (fixed partner)

Wednesday, October 9, 2024 6:45 pm – Wednesday, December 11, 2024 7:45 pm

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Book Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Havant

Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Havant (fixed partner)

Wednesday, October 9, 2024 6:45 pm – Wednesday, December 11, 2024 7:45 pm

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Book Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Havant

Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Havant (fixed partner)

Wednesday, October 9, 2024 6:45 pm – Wednesday, December 11, 2024 7:45 pm

Want a free trial? Book here! Return here to pay for the course after the trial at the discounted rate.

Book Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Havant

Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Havant (fixed partner)

Wednesday, October 9, 2024 6:45 pm – Wednesday, December 11, 2024 7:45 pm

Want a free trial? Book here! Return here to pay for the course after the trial at the discounted rate.

Book Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Havant

Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Havant (fixed partner)

Wednesday, October 9, 2024 6:45 pm – Wednesday, December 11, 2024 7:45 pm

Want a free trial? Book here! Return here to pay for the course after the trial at the discounted rate.

Details Price Qty
Free Trial (Wk1) £0.00  
Free Trial (Wk2) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 10, 2024
Free Trial (Wk3) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 17, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Early Rate £85.00  
Course Fee After Wk1 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Course Fee After Wk2 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 16, 2024
Course Fee After Wk3 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 23, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Standard Rate £99.00  

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Details Price Qty
Free Trial (Wk1) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Free Trial (Wk2) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 10, 2024
Free Trial (Wk3) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 17, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Early Rate £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Course Fee After Wk1 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Course Fee After Wk2 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 16, 2024
Course Fee After Wk3 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 23, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Standard Rate £99.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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Welcome!

If you’re here then you’ve heard about our amazing Absolute Beginners Swing Jive Course, including a free trial class. Look through the content below to find out what to expect.

Key Details…

Try Before You Buy

Book a free trial for the first week of the course, then return here to pay your course fee after the lesson.

£14pp Discount For Booking Directly After Your Free Trial

Pay for the course by midnight on the evening of the Week 1 free trial date to get an extra £14 per person off the course fee, compared to the standard rate.

…Or Book The Full Course In Advance

If you don’t need a free trial, you can book and pay before the first lesson at our discounted rate.

See What’s Coming Up On The Free Trial SwingJive Lesson…

Whether you attend one of our venue-based classes, or trial online, you should be able to dance the following moves by the end of our free trial class:

Standard Terms & Conditions

By booking a course we understand that you accept our terms and conditions, which can be viewed on this link. Terms and conditions cover issues such as payments and refunds, class sizes, arranging dance partners, and health and safety. It also makes clear that our classes are for your personal enjoyment only, and there are no other permissions, for example, to promote, advertise, sell or gather data for anything, whether for profit or not.

Details Price Qty
Free Trial (Wk1) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Free Trial (Wk2) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 10, 2024
Free Trial (Wk3) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 17, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Early Rate £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Course Fee After Wk1 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Course Fee After Wk2 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 16, 2024
Course Fee After Wk3 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 23, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Standard Rate £99.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Join Us At Warblington School, PO9 2RR – Click For More Venue Details

Welcome!

If you’re here then you’ve heard about our amazing Absolute Beginners Swing Jive Course, including a free trial class. Look through the content below to find out what to expect.

Key Details…

Try Before You Buy

Book a free trial for the first week of the course, then return here to pay your course fee after the lesson.

£14pp Discount For Booking Directly After Your Free Trial

Pay for the course by midnight on the evening of the Week 1 free trial date to get an extra £14 per person off the course fee, compared to the standard rate.

…Or Book The Full Course In Advance

If you don’t need a free trial, you can book and pay before the first lesson at our discounted rate.

See What’s Coming Up On The Free Trial SwingJive Lesson…

Whether you attend one of our venue-based classes, or trial online, you should be able to dance the following moves by the end of our free trial class:

Standard Terms & Conditions

By booking a course we understand that you accept our terms and conditions, which can be viewed on this link. Terms and conditions cover issues such as payments and refunds, class sizes, arranging dance partners, and health and safety. It also makes clear that our classes are for your personal enjoyment only, and there are no other permissions, for example, to promote, advertise, sell or gather data for anything, whether for profit or not.

Details Price Qty
Free Trial (Wk1) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Free Trial (Wk2) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 10, 2024
Free Trial (Wk3) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 17, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Early Rate £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Course Fee After Wk1 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Course Fee After Wk2 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 16, 2024
Course Fee After Wk3 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 23, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Standard Rate £99.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Join Us At Warblington School, PO9 2RR – Click For More Venue Details

Details Price Qty
Free Trial (Wk1) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Free Trial (Wk2) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 10, 2024
Free Trial (Wk3) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 17, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Early Rate £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Course Fee After Wk1 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Course Fee After Wk2 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 16, 2024
Course Fee After Wk3 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 23, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Standard Rate £99.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Join Us At Warblington School, PO9 2RR – Click For More Venue Details

£14pp Discount When You Book On Free Trial Night! Expand

Book the full course in advance or on the evening directly after your free trial (up to midnight) to enjoy a £14pp discount. The standard rate of £99pp applies to all bookings completed from the day after your free trial.

Extra Lessons Free! Expand

All paying participants can benefit from:

  • Free access to the full course online – everybody on an Absolute Beginners course will be given free access for 12 months to the equivalent online course. So you can catch up if you miss a class or want to check back on any moves.
  • Free catch-up lessons at alternative venues – everybody on an Absolute Beginners course is welcome to take an unlimited number of catch-up classes at other locations during the term.
  • A 12-month free repeat guarantee

All these benefits mean you have a massive range of opportunities to learn the content of this course.

Book with a Dance Partner! Expand

When joining our venue-based classes, please ensure you are attending with a dance partner.

Some people are lucky enough to find a dance partner easily. For those without an obvious dance partner, asking within their own network of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours can reveal somebody who is interested to give the class a go.

Details Price Qty
Free Trial (Wk1) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Free Trial (Wk2) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 10, 2024
Free Trial (Wk3) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 17, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Early Rate £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Course Fee After Wk1 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Course Fee After Wk2 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 16, 2024
Course Fee After Wk3 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 23, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Standard Rate £99.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Join Us At Warblington School, PO9 2RR – Click For More Venue Details

£14pp Discount When You Book On Free Trial Night! Expand

Book the full course in advance or on the evening directly after your free trial (up to midnight) to enjoy a £14pp discount.

The standard rate of £99pp applies to all bookings completed from the day after your free trial.

Extra Lessons Free! Expand

All paying participants can benefit from:

  • Free access to the full course online – everybody on an Absolute Beginners course will be given free access for 12 months to the equivalent online course. So you can catch up if you miss a class or want to check back on any moves.
  • Free catch-up lessons at alternative venues – everybody on an Absolute Beginners course is welcome to take an unlimited number of catch-up classes at other locations during the term.
  • A 12-month free repeat guarantee

All these benefits mean you have a massive range of opportunities to learn the content of this course.

Book with a Dance Partner! Expand

When joining our fixed-partner classes, please ensure you are attending with a dance partner.

Some people are lucky enough to find a dance partner easily. For those without an obvious dance partner, asking within their own network of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours can reveal somebody who is interested to give the class a go. You can also look out for dedicated partner rotation courses, where you can book on your own.

Welcome!

If you’re here then you’ve heard about our amazing Absolute Beginners Swing Jive Course, including a free trial class. Look through the content below to find out what to expect.

Key Details…

Try Before You Buy

Book a free trial for the first week of the course, then return here to pay your course fee after the lesson.

Discount For Booking Directly After Your Free Trial

Pay for the course by midnight on the evening of the Week 1 Free Trial date to get a discount off the course fee, compared to the standard rate. Prices are shown in the ticket selector.

…Or Book The Full Course In Advance

If you don’t need a free trial, you can book and pay before the first lesson at the same discounted rate.

See What’s Coming Up On The Free Trial SwingJive Lesson…

Whether you attend one of our venue-based classes, or trial online, you should be able to dance the following moves by the end of our free trial class:

There are several ways to keep up with your learning, even if you miss a regular class. We offer:

Free 12 Month Access to Online Course, On-Demand! Expand

All paying course participants will benefit from free access to the full course online, so you can catch up and get extra practice anytime, anywhere!

The online course provides full tuition with a thorough breakdown of the moves, plus warm-ups, brief recaps, and routines for you to learn.

Click on the pics below to check out our online school:

 

 

 

 

 

Free Catch-Up Classes at Alternative Locations! Expand

If you have to miss any of the 10 planned sessions for any reason, you are welcome to take an unlimited number of catch-up classes at other locations during the term. So you’ll have every opportunity to catch up!

12-Month Free Repeat Guarantee! Expand

All paying participants can benefit from a 12-month free repeat guarantee, enabling you to repeat the full course within 12 months – perfect for consolidation of your moves or if you have to miss a few sessions during the course.

Find Out More Below!

Have Fun, Get Active, Be Sociable!

The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course is designed for you if you have never done any jive or swing dance before. In fact, most new starters have never done any kind of dance class at all. These courses are a perfect starting point for a weekly adult, evening partner dance class and they lead into an exciting, fun and sociable new world. You’ll stay with the partner you bring throughout the course.


See What Others Had To Say…

 

“Hi, Just wanted to say how much my husband and I enjoyed our first dance session last night and what a fun night we had and to thank you.”  Angela, Farnham

 

“Bob and Bridgette are very good and patient teachers. They made the course fun and gave lots of encouragement. We thought the method of teaching, concentrating on and perfecting one move at a time, worked.”  Anita & Mike, Farnborough

 

“The best thing I ever did was to learn to swing jive, I just love it. Thank you for all the great courses, keep up the good work.” Denise, Fareham

Book Your Free Trial Space in Advance with a Dance Partner

When joining our fixed-partner classes, please ensure you book and attend with a dance partner. We set a 2-person minimum booking for our fixed-partner courses so please book both places at the same time using our online booking system. Simply book your spaces on our free trial class at the class that suits you best. Our system will send a registration email to confirm the venue, date and time details – please check your spam filter if these don’t arrive in your inbox within an hour of booking.

Some people are lucky enough to find a dance partner easily. For those without an obvious dance partner, asking within their own network of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours can reveal somebody who is interested to give the class a go.

Don’t have a partner? You can also look out for dedicated partner rotation courses, where you can book on your own.

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Open To All Adult Ages and Levels of Fitness

As long as you can walk and you are 18 or over you should be able to take part. The beauty of this style of dancing is that you can push yourself to whatever energy level you are comfortable with. Dancing is a great form of exercise, you’ll be having so much fun that you won’t notice all those calories you are burning!

Click Here to Find Your Nearest Free Trial Class Location!

Who Typically Attends Venue-Based Classes?

Age ranges vary wildly, from our minimum of 18*-80. Our classes are particularly popular with couples keen to share a hobby and spend quality time together. This covers both young professionals as well as couples rebuilding a fun social life, perhaps after years of child-rearing. We also see lots of mother/daughter, sister/sister, girl/girl, boy/boy & girl/boy friend pairings.

Often reluctant husbands are dragged along by enthusiastic wives, yet by the end of the free trial, it is the gents who can’t wait to sign up for the course.

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Limited Spaces at Venue-Based Classes… or Learn Online!

Venue-based learning is supported by free access to the same online course, which is pre-recorded and available on-demand. If venue-based learning doesn’t suit you, then join our online school to learn exactly the same content anywhere in the world!

Click Here For An On-Demand Online Free Trial

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Get a Head Start!

If you would like to get a head start before attending a trial, you can take our online free trial, which contains the same content, or even book a private lesson first before your trial class, either in-person or online!

Click Here to Book Your Free Trial Class in a Local Venue!

Paying For The Course

Most people pay for the full course directly at the end of the beginners’ trial session. Enjoy a discounted price if you pay on or before the night of your trial. If you wait until the following day or week the full price is charged.

If you are committed to joining the course regardless of the free trial on the first week you can pay in advance via the relevant course booking page. Payment secures your place on the course.

Extra Lessons Free!

All paying participants can benefit from free access to the full course online, free catch-up lessons at alternative venues and a 12-month free repeat guarantee, meaning you have a massive range of opportunities to learn the content on our Absolute Beginners course.

Can’t Make The Free Trial?

As location-based courses run over a set 10-week period, the free trial evening is one specific date each term for each beginner’s course. If you are unable to attend that date then other options could be open to you:

  • Free trials may be offered for the 2nd or 3rd week. Tickets would only be made available after the previous week’s lesson, and subject to availability.
  • Take an online, on-demand free trial – simply click on this link and take a trial on-demand. You’ll still be able to book and pay the course fee for classes at your local venue. Make sure you return back to THIS PAGE to book for your local venue, as paying for the online-only course won’t register you at a local venue.
  • Take a free trial at an alternative venue – book your free trial at the alternative venue and notify us of the switch when paying. A full list of locations with free trials can be found on this link.
  • Book the course without taking a free trial – use the “Course Fee” ticket option when booking your preferred course
  • Wait for a future course – click here to join our mailing list for notifications

Joining Late

After the free trial, you’ll need to pay the course fee before attending again. You can pay to join late and catch up with our online course, but the standard course fee at your venue applies regardless of how many sessions you attend in total. We recommend that you take our online free trial if you miss the free trial at your local venue.

What To Expect…

What to Expect on Free Trial Day

Arrive just before the advertised start time for your lesson so the teachers can greet you. Groups are typically between 12 and 30 people, everybody is an absolute beginner so everybody will be experiencing similar nerves and excitement. Once it’s time to start we do a gentle warm-up and teach a couple of simple moves which you can dance on a loop. Before the end of the session, the teachers will demonstrate all the moves coming up on the course.

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See What You Can Learn on The Full 10-Week Course…

Building Your Abilities Week-By-Week

The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course continues on the same day, time, and place for 9 further one-hour sessions after the free trial week. The course builds week by week, recapping the move from the previous lesson as part of the standard format, and drawing on moves from earlier in the term as you start to build sequences.

For this reason, we don’t want any participants to get left behind, so we are looking for people who can commit to attending most weeks (or can catch up via online learning). This ensures a higher quality learning experience for the whole group. For this reason, we only accept payment for the full course. Most customers understand the benefit of attending every week and pre-payment is a great incentive.

Each evening we run 2 or 3 x 1-hour classes. There is normally a 15-minute handover between classes. During this interval, (either before or after your lesson) we will leave music running, you are welcome to practice and chat with the team.

You’ll Love The Music

You’ll recognise most of the music we play. At the beginner level, we use big songs from big artists of the swing and rock’n’roll eras of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

As you progress to higher levels we’ll introduce you to more amazing music for dancing, some you may not have heard before! This includes original music from current jive, swing and rock’n’roll bands and less well-known retro music too.

Check out some of the typical music we use on this Spotify playlist below!

Beyond Absolute Beginners

Once you’ve completed the Absolute Beginner SwingJive Course, you’ll be able to follow on to the natural continuation course, either Intermediate Yellow or Intermediate Green, which can be taken in either order.

Teachers will demonstrate moves for the continuation course, or you can view them on this link. There is a series of 9 x 10-week courses, progressing along a pathway that you can follow, explained on this link.

Beyond these courses, you can find new challenges via workshops and mini-courses, and have fun at our live band events. Swinging Balls are open to all, so you’re sure to have a great night whether you come on your own, with a partner, or with friends. Our celebrated Swinging Balls have been running for over 20 years. They have built a splendid reputation, attracting the UK’s finest jive and swing bands along with huge attendances.

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Details
Price
Qty
Free Trial (Wk1) £0.00  
Free Trial (Wk2) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 10, 2024
Free Trial (Wk3) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 17, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Early Rate £85.00  
Course Fee After Wk1 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Course Fee After Wk2 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 16, 2024
Course Fee After Wk3 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 23, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Standard Rate £99.00  






Join Us At Warblington School, PO9 2RR – Click For More Venue Details

Discount When You Book On Free Trial Night!
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Book the full course in advance or on the evening directly after your free trial (up to midnight) to enjoy a discount off the standard rate.

The standard rate applies to all bookings completed from the day after your free trial.

Extra Lessons Free!
Expand

All paying participants can benefit from:

  • Free access to the full course online – everybody on an Absolute Beginners course will be given free access for 12 months to the equivalent online course. So you can catch up if you miss a class or want to check back on any moves.
  • Free catch-up lessons at alternative venues – everybody on an Absolute Beginners course is welcome to take an unlimited number of catch-up classes at other locations during the term.
  • A 12-month free repeat guarantee

All these benefits mean you have a massive range of opportunities to learn the content of this course.

Book with a Dance Partner!
Expand

When joining our fixed-partner classes, please ensure you are attending with a dance partner.

Some people are lucky enough to find a dance partner easily. For those without an obvious dance partner, asking within their own network of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours can reveal somebody who is interested to give the class a go. You can also look out for dedicated partner rotation courses, where you can book on your own.

Welcome!

If you’re here then you’ve heard about our amazing Absolute Beginners Swing Jive Course, including a free trial class. Look through the content below to find out what to expect.

Key Details…

Try Before You Buy

Book a free trial for the first week of the course, then return here to pay your course fee after the lesson.

Discount For Booking Directly After Your Free Trial

Pay for the course by midnight on the evening of the Week 1 Free Trial date to get a discount off the course fee, compared to the standard rate. Prices are shown in the ticket selector.

…Or Book The Full Course In Advance

If you don’t need a free trial, you can book and pay before the first lesson at the same discounted rate.

See What’s Coming Up On The Free Trial SwingJive Lesson…

Whether you attend one of our venue-based classes, or trial online, you should be able to dance the following moves by the end of our free trial class:

There are several ways to keep up with your learning, even if you miss a regular class. We offer:

Free 12 Month Access to Online Course, On-Demand!
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All paying course participants will benefit from free access to the full course online, so you can catch up and get extra practice anytime, anywhere!

The online course provides full tuition with a thorough breakdown of the moves, plus warm-ups, brief recaps, and routines for you to learn.

Click on the pics below to check out our online school:

 

 

 

 

 

Free Catch-Up Classes at Alternative Locations!
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If you have to miss any of the 10 planned sessions for any reason, you are welcome to take an unlimited number of catch-up classes at other locations during the term. So you’ll have every opportunity to catch up!

12-Month Free Repeat Guarantee!
Expand

All paying participants can benefit from a 12-month free repeat guarantee, enabling you to repeat the full course within 12 months – perfect for consolidation of your moves or if you have to miss a few sessions during the course.

Find Out More Below!

Have Fun, Get Active, Be Sociable!

The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course is designed for you if you have never done any jive or swing dance before. In fact, most new starters have never done any kind of dance class at all. These courses are a perfect starting point for a weekly adult, evening partner dance class and they lead into an exciting, fun and sociable new world. You’ll stay with the partner you bring throughout the course.


See What Others Had To Say…

 

“Hi, Just wanted to say how much my husband and I enjoyed our first dance session last night and what a fun night we had and to thank you.”  Angela, Farnham

 

“Bob and Bridgette are very good and patient teachers. They made the course fun and gave lots of encouragement. We thought the method of teaching, concentrating on and perfecting one move at a time, worked.”  Anita & Mike, Farnborough

 

“The best thing I ever did was to learn to swing jive, I just love it. Thank you for all the great courses, keep up the good work.” Denise, Fareham

Book Your Free Trial Space in Advance with a Dance Partner

When joining our fixed-partner classes, please ensure you book and attend with a dance partner. We set a 2-person minimum booking for our fixed-partner courses so please book both places at the same time using our online booking system. Simply book your spaces on our free trial class at the class that suits you best. Our system will send a registration email to confirm the venue, date and time details – please check your spam filter if these don’t arrive in your inbox within an hour of booking.

Some people are lucky enough to find a dance partner easily. For those without an obvious dance partner, asking within their own network of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours can reveal somebody who is interested to give the class a go.

Don’t have a partner? You can also look out for dedicated partner rotation courses, where you can book on your own.

volunteer dancing

Open To All Adult Ages and Levels of Fitness

As long as you can walk and you are 18 or over you should be able to take part. The beauty of this style of dancing is that you can push yourself to whatever energy level you are comfortable with. Dancing is a great form of exercise, you’ll be having so much fun that you won’t notice all those calories you are burning!

Click Here to Find Your Nearest Free Trial Class Location!

Who Typically Attends Venue-Based Classes?

Age ranges vary wildly, from our minimum of 18*-80. Our ‘Fixed Partner’ classes are particularly popular with couples keen to share a hobby and spend quality time together. This covers both young professionals as well as couples rebuilding a fun social life, perhaps after years of child-rearing. We also see lots of mother/daughter, sister/sister, girl/girl, boy/boy & girl/boy friend pairings.

Often reluctant husbands are dragged along by enthusiastic wives, yet by the end of the free trial, it is the gents who can’t wait to sign up for the course.

Isle of Wight Festival Team

Limited Spaces at Venue-Based Classes… or Learn Online!

Venue-based learning is supported by free access to the same online course, which is pre-recorded and available on-demand. If venue-based learning doesn’t suit you, then join our online school to learn exactly the same content anywhere in the world!

Click Here For An On-Demand Online Free Trial

SDC Round Logo - BG and DG either side

Get a Head Start!

If you would like to get a head start before attending a trial, you can take our online free trial, which contains the same content, or even book a private lesson first before your trial class, either in-person or online!

Click Here to Book Your Free Trial Class in a Local Venue!

Paying For The Course

Most people pay for the full course directly at the end of the beginners’ trial session. Enjoy a discounted price if you pay on or before the night of your trial. If you wait until the following day or week the full price is charged.

If you are committed to joining the course regardless of the free trial on the first week you can pay in advance via the relevant course booking page. Payment secures your place on the course.

Extra Lessons Free!

All paying participants can benefit from free access to the full course online, free catch-up lessons at alternative venues and a 12-month free repeat guarantee, meaning you have a massive range of opportunities to learn the content on our Absolute Beginners course.

Can’t Make The Free Trial?

As location-based courses run over a set 10-week period, the free trial evening is one specific date each term for each beginner’s course. If you are unable to attend that date then other options could be open to you:

  • Free trials may be offered for the 2nd or 3rd week. Tickets would only be made available after the previous week’s lesson, and subject to availability.
  • Take an online, on-demand free trial – simply click on this link and take a trial on-demand. You’ll still be able to book and pay the course fee for classes at your local venue. Make sure you return back to THIS PAGE to book for your local venue, as paying for the online-only course won’t register you at a local venue.
  • Take a free trial at an alternative venue – book your free trial at the alternative venue and notify us of the switch when paying. A full list of locations with free trials can be found on this link.
  • Book the course without taking a free trial – use the “Course Fee” ticket option when booking your preferred course
  • Wait for a future course – click here to join our mailing list for notifications

Joining Late

After the free trial, you’ll need to pay the course fee before attending again. You can pay to join late and catch up with our online course, but the standard course fee at your venue applies regardless of how many sessions you attend in total. We recommend that you take our online free trial if you miss the free trial at your local venue.

What To Expect…

What to Expect on Free Trial Day

Arrive just before the advertised start time for your lesson so the teachers can greet you. Groups are typically between 12 and 30 people, everybody is an absolute beginner so everybody will be experiencing similar nerves and excitement. Once it’s time to start we do a gentle warm-up and teach a couple of simple moves which you can dance on a loop. Before the end of the session, the teachers will demonstrate all the moves coming up on the course.

IMG_20160507_201707988-320x180

See What You Can Learn on The Full 10-Week Course…

Building Your Abilities Week-By-Week

The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course continues on the same day, time, and place for 9 further one-hour sessions after the free trial week. The course builds week by week, recapping the move from the previous lesson as part of the standard format, and drawing on moves from earlier in the term as you start to build sequences.

For this reason, we don’t want any participants to get left behind, so we are looking for people who can commit to attending most weeks (or can catch up via online learning). This ensures a higher quality learning experience for the whole group. For this reason, we only accept payment for the full course. Most customers understand the benefit of attending every week and pre-payment is a great incentive.

Each evening we run 2 or 3 x 1-hour classes. There is normally a 15-minute handover between classes. During this interval, (either before or after your lesson) we will leave music running, you are welcome to practice and chat with the team.

You’ll Love The Music

You’ll recognise most of the music we play. At the beginner level, we use big songs from big artists of the swing and rock’n’roll eras of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

As you progress to higher levels we’ll introduce you to more amazing music for dancing, some you may not have heard before! This includes original music from current jive, swing and rock’n’roll bands and less well-known retro music too.

Check out some of the typical music we use on this Spotify playlist below!

Beyond Absolute Beginners

Once you’ve completed the Absolute Beginner SwingJive Course, you’ll be able to follow on to the natural continuation course, either Intermediate Yellow or Intermediate Green, which can be taken in either order.

Teachers will demonstrate moves for the continuation course, or you can view them on this link. There is a series of 9 x 10-week courses, progressing along a pathway that you can follow, explained on this link.

Swingeasy, our weekly PAYG class and dance format, is a great sociable alternative too.

Beyond these courses, you can find new challenges via workshops and mini-courses, and have fun at our live band events. Swinging Balls are open to all. Our celebrated Swinging Balls have been running for over 20 years. They have built a splendid reputation, attracting the UK’s finest jive and swing bands along with huge attendances.

DSC_0068

Terms & Conditions

By booking a course we understand that you accept our terms and conditions, which can be viewed on this link. Terms and conditions cover issues such as payments and refunds, class sizes, arranging dance partners, and health and safety.

It also makes clear that our classes are for your enjoyment only, and there are no other permissions, for example, to promote, advertise, sell or gather data for anything, whether for profit or not.

Details
Price
Qty
Free Trial (Wk1) £0.00  
Free Trial (Wk2) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 10, 2024
Free Trial (Wk3) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 17, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) - Early Rate £85.00  
Course Fee After Wk1 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Course Fee After Wk2 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 16, 2024
Course Fee After Wk3 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, October 23, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) - Standard Rate £99.00  





Welcome!

If you're here then you've heard about our amazing Absolute Beginners Swing Jive Course, including a free trial class. Look through the content below to find out what to expect.



Key Details...

Try Before You Buy

Book a free trial for the first week of the course, then return here to pay your course fee after the lesson.

Discount For Booking Directly After Your Free Trial

Pay for the course by midnight on the evening of the Week 1 Free Trial date to get a discount off the course fee, compared to the standard rate. Prices are shown in the ticket selector.

...Or Book The Full Course In Advance

If you don't need a free trial, you can book and pay before the first lesson at the same discounted rate.

See What's Coming Up On The Free Trial SwingJive Lesson...

Whether you attend one of our venue-based classes, or trial online, you should be able to dance the following moves by the end of our free trial class:




There are several ways to keep up with your learning, even if you miss a regular class. We offer:

Find Out More Below!

Have Fun, Get Active, Be Sociable!


The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course is designed for you if you have never done any jive or swing dance before. In fact, most new starters have never done any kind of dance class at all. These courses are a perfect starting point for a weekly adult, evening partner dance class and they lead into an exciting, fun and sociable new world. You'll stay with the partner you bring throughout the course.


See What Others Had To Say...

 

"Hi, Just wanted to say how much my husband and I enjoyed our first dance session last night and what a fun night we had and to thank you."  Angela, Farnham

 

"Bob and Bridgette are very good and patient teachers. They made the course fun and gave lots of encouragement. We thought the method of teaching, concentrating on and perfecting one move at a time, worked."  Anita & Mike, Farnborough

 

"The best thing I ever did was to learn to swing jive, I just love it. Thank you for all the great courses, keep up the good work." Denise, Fareham

Book Your Free Trial Space in Advance with a Dance Partner

When joining our fixed-partner classes, please ensure you book and attend with a dance partner. We set a 2-person minimum booking for our fixed-partner courses so please book both places at the same time using our online booking system. Simply book your spaces on our free trial class at the class that suits you best. Our system will send a registration email to confirm the venue, date and time details - please check your spam filter if these don't arrive in your inbox within an hour of booking.

Some people are lucky enough to find a dance partner easily. For those without an obvious dance partner, asking within their own network of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours can reveal somebody who is interested to give the class a go.

Don't have a partner? You can also look out for dedicated partner rotation courses, where you can book on your own.

volunteer dancing

Open To All Adult Ages and Levels of Fitness


As long as you can walk and you are 18 or over you should be able to take part. The beauty of this style of dancing is that you can push yourself to whatever energy level you are comfortable with. Dancing is a great form of exercise, you'll be having so much fun that you won't notice all those calories you are burning!

Click Here to Find Your Nearest Free Trial Class Location!

Who Typically Attends Venue-Based Classes?

Age ranges vary wildly, from our minimum of 18*-80. Our 'Fixed Partner' classes are particularly popular with couples keen to share a hobby and spend quality time together. This covers both young professionals as well as couples rebuilding a fun social life, perhaps after years of child-rearing. We also see lots of mother/daughter, sister/sister, girl/girl, boy/boy & girl/boy friend pairings.

Often reluctant husbands are dragged along by enthusiastic wives, yet by the end of the free trial, it is the gents who can't wait to sign up for the course.

Isle of Wight Festival Team

Limited Spaces at Venue-Based Classes... or Learn Online!

Venue-based learning is supported by free access to the same online course, which is pre-recorded and available on-demand. If venue-based learning doesn't suit you, then join our online school to learn exactly the same content anywhere in the world!

Click Here For An On-Demand Online Free Trial

SDC Round Logo - BG and DG either side

Get a Head Start!


If you would like to get a head start before attending a trial, you can take our online free trial, which contains the same content, or even book a private lesson first before your trial class, either in-person or online!

Click Here to Book Your Free Trial Class in a Local Venue!

Paying For The Course


Most people pay for the full course directly at the end of the beginners' trial session. Enjoy a discounted price if you pay on or before the night of your trial. If you wait until the following day or week the full price is charged.

If you are committed to joining the course regardless of the free trial on the first week you can pay in advance via the relevant course booking page. Payment secures your place on the course.

Extra Lessons Free!


All paying participants can benefit from free access to the full course online, free catch-up lessons at alternative venues and a 12-month free repeat guarantee, meaning you have a massive range of opportunities to learn the content on our Absolute Beginners course.

Can't Make The Free Trial?


As location-based courses run over a set 10-week period, the free trial evening is one specific date each term for each beginner's course. If you are unable to attend that date then other options could be open to you:

  • Free trials may be offered for the 2nd or 3rd week. Tickets would only be made available after the previous week's lesson, and subject to availability.
  • Take an online, on-demand free trialsimply click on this link and take a trial on-demand. You'll still be able to book and pay the course fee for classes at your local venue. Make sure you return back to THIS PAGE to book for your local venue, as paying for the online-only course won't register you at a local venue.
  • Take a free trial at an alternative venue - book your free trial at the alternative venue and notify us of the switch when paying. A full list of locations with free trials can be found on this link.
  • Book the course without taking a free trial - use the "Course Fee" ticket option when booking your preferred course
  • Wait for a future courseclick here to join our mailing list for notifications

Joining Late


After the free trial, you'll need to pay the course fee before attending again. You can pay to join late and catch up with our online course, but the standard course fee at your venue applies regardless of how many sessions you attend in total. We recommend that you take our online free trial if you miss the free trial at your local venue.

What To Expect...

What to Expect on Free Trial Day

Arrive just before the advertised start time for your lesson so the teachers can greet you. Groups are typically between 12 and 30 people, everybody is an absolute beginner so everybody will be experiencing similar nerves and excitement. Once it's time to start we do a gentle warm-up and teach a couple of simple moves which you can dance on a loop. Before the end of the session, the teachers will demonstrate all the moves coming up on the course.

IMG_20160507_201707988-320x180

See What You Can Learn on The Full 10-Week Course...

Building Your Abilities Week-By-Week


The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course continues on the same day, time, and place for 9 further one-hour sessions after the free trial week. The course builds week by week, recapping the move from the previous lesson as part of the standard format, and drawing on moves from earlier in the term as you start to build sequences.

For this reason, we don't want any participants to get left behind, so we are looking for people who can commit to attending most weeks (or can catch up via online learning). This ensures a higher quality learning experience for the whole group. For this reason, we only accept payment for the full course. Most customers understand the benefit of attending every week and pre-payment is a great incentive.

Each evening we run 2 or 3 x 1-hour classes. There is normally a 15-minute handover between classes. During this interval, (either before or after your lesson) we will leave music running, you are welcome to practice and chat with the team.

You'll Love The Music


You'll recognise most of the music we play. At the beginner level, we use big songs from big artists of the swing and rock'n'roll eras of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

As you progress to higher levels we'll introduce you to more amazing music for dancing, some you may not have heard before! This includes original music from current jive, swing and rock'n'roll bands and less well-known retro music too.

Check out some of the typical music we use on this Spotify playlist below!

Beyond Absolute Beginners

Once you've completed the Absolute Beginner SwingJive Course, you'll be able to follow on to the natural continuation course, either Intermediate Yellow or Intermediate Green, which can be taken in either order.

Teachers will demonstrate moves for the continuation course, or you can view them on this link. There is a series of 9 x 10-week courses, progressing along a pathway that you can follow, explained on this link.

Swingeasy, our weekly PAYG class and dance format, is a great sociable alternative too.

Beyond these courses, you can find new challenges via workshops and mini-courses, and have fun at our live band events. Swinging Balls are open to all. Our celebrated Swinging Balls have been running for over 20 years. They have built a splendid reputation, attracting the UK's finest jive and swing bands along with huge attendances.

DSC_0068

Terms & Conditions

By booking a course we understand that you accept our terms and conditions, which can be viewed on this link. Terms and conditions cover issues such as payments and refunds, class sizes, arranging dance partners, and health and safety.

It also makes clear that our classes are for your enjoyment only, and there are no other permissions, for example, to promote, advertise, sell or gather data for anything, whether for profit or not.

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Upcoming Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Farnham (fixed partner)

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Book Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course - Farnham

Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course - Farnham (fixed partner)

Thursday, October 10, 2024 7:15 pm - Thursday, December 12, 2024 8:15 pm

Want a free trial? Book here! Return here to pay for the course after the trial at the early rate.


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Book Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Farnham

Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Farnham (fixed partner)

Thursday, October 10, 2024 7:15 pm – Thursday, December 12, 2024 8:15 pm

Want a free trial? Book here! Return here to pay for the course after the trial at the early rate.

Book Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Farnham

Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Farnham (fixed partner)

Thursday, October 10, 2024 7:15 pm – Thursday, December 12, 2024 8:15 pm

Want a free trial? Book here! Return here to pay for the course after the trial at the discounted rate.

Book Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Farnham

Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course – Farnham (fixed partner)

Thursday, October 10, 2024 7:15 pm – Thursday, December 12, 2024 8:15 pm

Want a free trial? Book here! Return here to pay for the course after the trial at the discounted rate.

Details Price Qty
Free Trial (Wk1) £0.00  
Free Trial (Wk2) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Friday, October 11, 2024
Free Trial (Wk3) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Friday, October 18, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Early Rate £85.00  
Course Fee After Wk1 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 10, 2024
Course Fee After Wk2 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 17, 2024
Course Fee After Wk3 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 24, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Standard Rate £99.00  

Join Us At All Hallows School, GU9 9HF – Click For More Venue Details

Details Price Qty
Free Trial (Wk1) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Free Trial (Wk2) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Friday, October 11, 2024
Free Trial (Wk3) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Friday, October 18, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Early Rate £85.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Course Fee After Wk1 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 10, 2024
Course Fee After Wk2 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 17, 2024
Course Fee After Wk3 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 24, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Standard Rate £99.00   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Join Us At All Hallows School, GU9 9HF – Click For More Venue Details

Welcome!

If you’re here then you’ve heard about our amazing Absolute Beginners Swing Jive Course, including a free trial class. Look through the content below to find out what to expect.

Key Details…

Try Before You Buy

Book a free trial for the first week of the course, then return here to pay your course fee after the lesson.

Discount For Booking Directly After Your Free Trial

Pay for the course by midnight on the evening of the Week 1 Free Trial date to get a discount off the course fee, compared to the standard rate. Prices are shown in the ticket selector.

…Or Book The Full Course In Advance

If you don’t need a free trial, you can book and pay before the first lesson at the same discounted rate.

See What’s Coming Up On The Free Trial SwingJive Lesson…

Whether you attend one of our venue-based classes, or trial online, you should be able to dance the following moves by the end of our free trial class:

There are several ways to keep up with your learning, even if you miss a regular class. We offer:

Free 12 Month Access to Online Course, On-Demand! Expand

All paying course participants will benefit from free access to the full course online, so you can catch up and get extra practice anytime, anywhere!

The online course provides full tuition with a thorough breakdown of the moves, plus warm-ups, brief recaps, and routines for you to learn.

Click on the pics below to check out our online school:

 

 

 

 

 

Free Catch-Up Classes at Alternative Locations! Expand

If you have to miss any of the 10 planned sessions for any reason, you are welcome to take an unlimited number of catch-up classes at other locations during the term. So you’ll have every opportunity to catch up!

12-Month Free Repeat Guarantee! Expand

All paying participants can benefit from a 12-month free repeat guarantee, enabling you to repeat the full course within 12 months – perfect for consolidation of your moves or if you have to miss a few sessions during the course.

Find Out More Below!

Have Fun, Get Active, Be Sociable!

The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course is designed for you if you have never done any jive or swing dance before. In fact, most new starters have never done any kind of dance class at all. These courses are a perfect starting point for a weekly adult, evening partner dance class and they lead into an exciting, fun and sociable new world. You’ll stay with the partner you bring throughout the course.


See What Others Had To Say…

 

“Hi, Just wanted to say how much my husband and I enjoyed our first dance session last night and what a fun night we had and to thank you.”  Angela, Farnham

 

“Bob and Bridgette are very good and patient teachers. They made the course fun and gave lots of encouragement. We thought the method of teaching, concentrating on and perfecting one move at a time, worked.”  Anita & Mike, Farnborough

 

“The best thing I ever did was to learn to swing jive, I just love it. Thank you for all the great courses, keep up the good work.” Denise, Fareham

Book Your Free Trial Space in Advance with a Dance Partner

When joining our fixed-partner classes, please ensure you book and attend with a dance partner. We set a 2-person minimum booking for our fixed-partner courses so please book both places at the same time using our online booking system. Simply book your spaces on our free trial class at the class that suits you best. Our system will send a registration email to confirm the venue, date and time details – please check your spam filter if these don’t arrive in your inbox within an hour of booking.

Some people are lucky enough to find a dance partner easily. For those without an obvious dance partner, asking within their own network of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours can reveal somebody who is interested to give the class a go.

Don’t have a partner? You can also look out for dedicated partner rotation courses, where you can book on your own.

volunteer dancing

Open To All Adult Ages and Levels of Fitness

As long as you can walk and you are 18 or over you should be able to take part. The beauty of this style of dancing is that you can push yourself to whatever energy level you are comfortable with. Dancing is a great form of exercise, you’ll be having so much fun that you won’t notice all those calories you are burning!

Click Here to Find Your Nearest Free Trial Class Location!

Who Typically Attends Venue-Based Classes?

Age ranges vary wildly, from our minimum of 18*-80. Our classes are particularly popular with couples keen to share a hobby and spend quality time together. This covers both young professionals as well as couples rebuilding a fun social life, perhaps after years of child-rearing. We also see lots of mother/daughter, sister/sister, girl/girl, boy/boy & girl/boy friend pairings.

Often reluctant husbands are dragged along by enthusiastic wives, yet by the end of the free trial, it is the gents who can’t wait to sign up for the course.

Isle of Wight Festival Team

Limited Spaces at Venue-Based Classes… or Learn Online!

Venue-based learning is supported by free access to the same online course, which is pre-recorded and available on-demand. If venue-based learning doesn’t suit you, then join our online school to learn exactly the same content anywhere in the world!

Click Here For An On-Demand Online Free Trial

Advanced Violet

Get a Head Start!

If you would like to get a head start before attending a trial, you can take our online free trial, which contains the same content, or even book a private lesson first before your trial class, either in-person or online!

Click Here to Book Your Free Trial Class in a Local Venue!

Paying For The Course

Most people pay for the full course directly at the end of the beginners’ trial session. Enjoy a discounted price if you pay on or before the night of your trial. If you wait until the following day or week the full price is charged.

If you are committed to joining the course regardless of the free trial on the first week you can pay in advance via the relevant course booking page. Payment secures your place on the course.

Extra Lessons Free!

All paying participants can benefit from free access to the full course online, free catch-up lessons at alternative venues and a 12-month free repeat guarantee, meaning you have a massive range of opportunities to learn the content on our Absolute Beginners course.

Can’t Make The Free Trial?

As location-based courses run over a set 10-week period, the free trial evening is one specific date each term for each beginner’s course. If you are unable to attend that date then other options could be open to you:

  • Free trials may be offered for the 2nd or 3rd week. Tickets would only be made available after the previous week’s lesson, and subject to availability.
  • Take an online, on-demand free trial – simply click on this link and take a trial on-demand. You’ll still be able to book and pay the course fee for classes at your local venue. Make sure you return back to THIS PAGE to book for your local venue, as paying for the online-only course won’t register you at a local venue.
  • Take a free trial at an alternative venue – book your free trial at the alternative venue and notify us of the switch when paying. A full list of locations with free trials can be found on this link.
  • Book the course without taking a free trial – use the “Course Fee” ticket option when booking your preferred course
  • Wait for a future course – click here to join our mailing list for notifications

Joining Late

After the free trial, you’ll need to pay the course fee before attending again. You can pay to join late and catch up with our online course, but the standard course fee at your venue applies regardless of how many sessions you attend in total. We recommend that you take our online free trial if you miss the free trial at your local venue.

What To Expect…

What to Expect on Free Trial Day

Arrive just before the advertised start time for your lesson so the teachers can greet you. Groups are typically between 12 and 30 people, everybody is an absolute beginner so everybody will be experiencing similar nerves and excitement. Once it’s time to start we do a gentle warm-up and teach a couple of simple moves which you can dance on a loop. Before the end of the session, the teachers will demonstrate all the moves coming up on the course.

IMG_20160507_201707988-320x180

See What You Can Learn on The Full 10-Week Course…

Building Your Abilities Week-By-Week

The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course continues on the same day, time, and place for 9 further one-hour sessions after the free trial week. The course builds week by week, recapping the move from the previous lesson as part of the standard format, and drawing on moves from earlier in the term as you start to build sequences.

For this reason, we don’t want any participants to get left behind, so we are looking for people who can commit to attending most weeks (or can catch up via online learning). This ensures a higher quality learning experience for the whole group. For this reason, we only accept payment for the full course. Most customers understand the benefit of attending every week and pre-payment is a great incentive.

Each evening we run 2 or 3 x 1-hour classes. There is normally a 15-minute handover between classes. During this interval, (either before or after your lesson) we will leave music running, you are welcome to practice and chat with the team.

You’ll Love The Music

You’ll recognise most of the music we play. At the beginner level, we use big songs from big artists of the swing and rock’n’roll eras of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

As you progress to higher levels we’ll introduce you to more amazing music for dancing, some you may not have heard before! This includes original music from current jive, swing and rock’n’roll bands and less well-known retro music too.

Check out some of the typical music we use on this Spotify playlist below!

Beyond Absolute Beginners

Once you’ve completed the Absolute Beginner SwingJive Course, you’ll be able to follow on to the natural continuation course, either Intermediate Yellow or Intermediate Green, which can be taken in either order.

Teachers will demonstrate moves for the continuation course, or you can view them on this link. There is a series of 9 x 10-week courses, progressing along a pathway that you can follow, explained on this link.

Beyond these courses, you can find new challenges via workshops and mini-courses, and have fun at our live band events. Swinging Balls are open to all, so you’re sure to have a great night whether you come on your own, with a partner, or with friends. Our celebrated Swinging Balls have been running for over 20 years. They have built a splendid reputation, attracting the UK’s finest jive and swing bands along with huge attendances.

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Details
Price
Qty
Free Trial (Wk1) £0.00  
Free Trial (Wk2) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Friday, October 11, 2024
Free Trial (Wk3) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Friday, October 18, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Early Rate £85.00  
Course Fee After Wk1 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 10, 2024
Course Fee After Wk2 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 17, 2024
Course Fee After Wk3 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 24, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) – Standard Rate £99.00  






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Welcome!

If you’re here then you’ve heard about our amazing Absolute Beginners Swing Jive Course, including a free trial class. Look through the content below to find out what to expect.

Key Details…

Try Before You Buy

Book a free trial for the first week of the course, then return here to pay your course fee after the lesson.

Discount For Booking Directly After Your Free Trial

Pay for the course by midnight on the evening of the Week 1 Free Trial date to get a discount off the course fee, compared to the standard rate. Prices are shown in the ticket selector.

…Or Book The Full Course In Advance

If you don’t need a free trial, you can book and pay before the first lesson at the same discounted rate.

See What’s Coming Up On The Free Trial SwingJive Lesson…

Whether you attend one of our venue-based classes, or trial online, you should be able to dance the following moves by the end of our free trial class:

There are several ways to keep up with your learning, even if you miss a regular class. We offer:

Free 12 Month Access to Online Course, On-Demand!
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All paying course participants will benefit from free access to the full course online, so you can catch up and get extra practice anytime, anywhere!

The online course provides full tuition with a thorough breakdown of the moves, plus warm-ups, brief recaps, and routines for you to learn.

Click on the pics below to check out our online school:

 

 

 

 

 

Free Catch-Up Classes at Alternative Locations!
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If you have to miss any of the 10 planned sessions for any reason, you are welcome to take an unlimited number of catch-up classes at other locations during the term. So you’ll have every opportunity to catch up!

12-Month Free Repeat Guarantee!
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All paying participants can benefit from a 12-month free repeat guarantee, enabling you to repeat the full course within 12 months – perfect for consolidation of your moves or if you have to miss a few sessions during the course.

Find Out More Below!

Have Fun, Get Active, Be Sociable!

The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course is designed for you if you have never done any jive or swing dance before. In fact, most new starters have never done any kind of dance class at all. These courses are a perfect starting point for a weekly adult, evening partner dance class and they lead into an exciting, fun and sociable new world. You’ll stay with the partner you bring throughout the course.


See What Others Had To Say…

 

“Hi, Just wanted to say how much my husband and I enjoyed our first dance session last night and what a fun night we had and to thank you.”  Angela, Farnham

 

“Bob and Bridgette are very good and patient teachers. They made the course fun and gave lots of encouragement. We thought the method of teaching, concentrating on and perfecting one move at a time, worked.”  Anita & Mike, Farnborough

 

“The best thing I ever did was to learn to swing jive, I just love it. Thank you for all the great courses, keep up the good work.” Denise, Fareham

Book Your Free Trial Space in Advance with a Dance Partner

When joining our fixed-partner classes, please ensure you book and attend with a dance partner. We set a 2-person minimum booking for our fixed-partner courses so please book both places at the same time using our online booking system. Simply book your spaces on our free trial class at the class that suits you best. Our system will send a registration email to confirm the venue, date and time details – please check your spam filter if these don’t arrive in your inbox within an hour of booking.

Some people are lucky enough to find a dance partner easily. For those without an obvious dance partner, asking within their own network of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours can reveal somebody who is interested to give the class a go.

Don’t have a partner? You can also look out for dedicated partner rotation courses, where you can book on your own.

volunteer dancing

Open To All Adult Ages and Levels of Fitness

As long as you can walk and you are 18 or over you should be able to take part. The beauty of this style of dancing is that you can push yourself to whatever energy level you are comfortable with. Dancing is a great form of exercise, you’ll be having so much fun that you won’t notice all those calories you are burning!

Click Here to Find Your Nearest Free Trial Class Location!

Who Typically Attends Venue-Based Classes?

Age ranges vary wildly, from our minimum of 18*-80. Our ‘Fixed Partner’ classes are particularly popular with couples keen to share a hobby and spend quality time together. This covers both young professionals as well as couples rebuilding a fun social life, perhaps after years of child-rearing. We also see lots of mother/daughter, sister/sister, girl/girl, boy/boy & girl/boy friend pairings.

Often reluctant husbands are dragged along by enthusiastic wives, yet by the end of the free trial, it is the gents who can’t wait to sign up for the course.

Isle of Wight Festival Team

Limited Spaces at Venue-Based Classes… or Learn Online!

Venue-based learning is supported by free access to the same online course, which is pre-recorded and available on-demand. If venue-based learning doesn’t suit you, then join our online school to learn exactly the same content anywhere in the world!

Click Here For An On-Demand Online Free Trial

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Get a Head Start!

If you would like to get a head start before attending a trial, you can take our online free trial, which contains the same content, or even book a private lesson first before your trial class, either in-person or online!

Click Here to Book Your Free Trial Class in a Local Venue!

Paying For The Course

Most people pay for the full course directly at the end of the beginners’ trial session. Enjoy a discounted price if you pay on or before the night of your trial. If you wait until the following day or week the full price is charged.

If you are committed to joining the course regardless of the free trial on the first week you can pay in advance via the relevant course booking page. Payment secures your place on the course.

Extra Lessons Free!

All paying participants can benefit from free access to the full course online, free catch-up lessons at alternative venues and a 12-month free repeat guarantee, meaning you have a massive range of opportunities to learn the content on our Absolute Beginners course.

Can’t Make The Free Trial?

As location-based courses run over a set 10-week period, the free trial evening is one specific date each term for each beginner’s course. If you are unable to attend that date then other options could be open to you:

  • Free trials may be offered for the 2nd or 3rd week. Tickets would only be made available after the previous week’s lesson, and subject to availability.
  • Take an online, on-demand free trial – simply click on this link and take a trial on-demand. You’ll still be able to book and pay the course fee for classes at your local venue. Make sure you return back to THIS PAGE to book for your local venue, as paying for the online-only course won’t register you at a local venue.
  • Take a free trial at an alternative venue – book your free trial at the alternative venue and notify us of the switch when paying. A full list of locations with free trials can be found on this link.
  • Book the course without taking a free trial – use the “Course Fee” ticket option when booking your preferred course
  • Wait for a future course – click here to join our mailing list for notifications

Joining Late

After the free trial, you’ll need to pay the course fee before attending again. You can pay to join late and catch up with our online course, but the standard course fee at your venue applies regardless of how many sessions you attend in total. We recommend that you take our online free trial if you miss the free trial at your local venue.

What To Expect…

What to Expect on Free Trial Day

Arrive just before the advertised start time for your lesson so the teachers can greet you. Groups are typically between 12 and 30 people, everybody is an absolute beginner so everybody will be experiencing similar nerves and excitement. Once it’s time to start we do a gentle warm-up and teach a couple of simple moves which you can dance on a loop. Before the end of the session, the teachers will demonstrate all the moves coming up on the course.

IMG_20160507_201707988-320x180

See What You Can Learn on The Full 10-Week Course…

Building Your Abilities Week-By-Week

The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course continues on the same day, time, and place for 9 further one-hour sessions after the free trial week. The course builds week by week, recapping the move from the previous lesson as part of the standard format, and drawing on moves from earlier in the term as you start to build sequences.

For this reason, we don’t want any participants to get left behind, so we are looking for people who can commit to attending most weeks (or can catch up via online learning). This ensures a higher quality learning experience for the whole group. For this reason, we only accept payment for the full course. Most customers understand the benefit of attending every week and pre-payment is a great incentive.

Each evening we run 2 or 3 x 1-hour classes. There is normally a 15-minute handover between classes. During this interval, (either before or after your lesson) we will leave music running, you are welcome to practice and chat with the team.

You’ll Love The Music

You’ll recognise most of the music we play. At the beginner level, we use big songs from big artists of the swing and rock’n’roll eras of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

As you progress to higher levels we’ll introduce you to more amazing music for dancing, some you may not have heard before! This includes original music from current jive, swing and rock’n’roll bands and less well-known retro music too.

Check out some of the typical music we use on this Spotify playlist below!

Beyond Absolute Beginners

Once you’ve completed the Absolute Beginner SwingJive Course, you’ll be able to follow on to the natural continuation course, either Intermediate Yellow or Intermediate Green, which can be taken in either order.

Teachers will demonstrate moves for the continuation course, or you can view them on this link. There is a series of 9 x 10-week courses, progressing along a pathway that you can follow, explained on this link.

Swingeasy, our weekly PAYG class and dance format, is a great sociable alternative too.

Beyond these courses, you can find new challenges via workshops and mini-courses, and have fun at our live band events. Swinging Balls are open to all. Our celebrated Swinging Balls have been running for over 20 years. They have built a splendid reputation, attracting the UK’s finest jive and swing bands along with huge attendances.

DSC_0068

Terms & Conditions

By booking a course we understand that you accept our terms and conditions, which can be viewed on this link. Terms and conditions cover issues such as payments and refunds, class sizes, arranging dance partners, and health and safety.

It also makes clear that our classes are for your enjoyment only, and there are no other permissions, for example, to promote, advertise, sell or gather data for anything, whether for profit or not.

Details
Price
Qty
Free Trial (Wk1) £0.00  
Free Trial (Wk2) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Friday, October 11, 2024
Free Trial (Wk3) £0.00   Goes On Sale
Friday, October 18, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) - Early Rate £85.00  
Course Fee After Wk1 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 10, 2024
Course Fee After Wk2 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 17, 2024
Course Fee After Wk3 Trial £85.00   Goes On Sale
Thursday, October 24, 2024
Course Fee (Wk1-10) - Standard Rate £99.00  


Welcome!

If you're here then you've heard about our amazing Absolute Beginners Swing Jive Course, including a free trial class. Look through the content below to find out what to expect.



Key Details...

Try Before You Buy

Book a free trial for the first week of the course, then return here to pay your course fee after the lesson.

Discount For Booking Directly After Your Free Trial

Pay for the course by midnight on the evening of the Week 1 Free Trial date to get a discount off the course fee, compared to the standard rate. Prices are shown in the ticket selector.

...Or Book The Full Course In Advance

If you don't need a free trial, you can book and pay before the first lesson at the same discounted rate.

See What's Coming Up On The Free Trial SwingJive Lesson...

Whether you attend one of our venue-based classes, or trial online, you should be able to dance the following moves by the end of our free trial class:




There are several ways to keep up with your learning, even if you miss a regular class. We offer:

Find Out More Below!

Have Fun, Get Active, Be Sociable!


The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course is designed for you if you have never done any jive or swing dance before. In fact, most new starters have never done any kind of dance class at all. These courses are a perfect starting point for a weekly adult, evening partner dance class and they lead into an exciting, fun and sociable new world. You'll stay with the partner you bring throughout the course.


See What Others Had To Say...

 

"Hi, Just wanted to say how much my husband and I enjoyed our first dance session last night and what a fun night we had and to thank you."  Angela, Farnham

 

"Bob and Bridgette are very good and patient teachers. They made the course fun and gave lots of encouragement. We thought the method of teaching, concentrating on and perfecting one move at a time, worked."  Anita & Mike, Farnborough

 

"The best thing I ever did was to learn to swing jive, I just love it. Thank you for all the great courses, keep up the good work." Denise, Fareham

Book Your Free Trial Space in Advance with a Dance Partner

When joining our fixed-partner classes, please ensure you book and attend with a dance partner. We set a 2-person minimum booking for our fixed-partner courses so please book both places at the same time using our online booking system. Simply book your spaces on our free trial class at the class that suits you best. Our system will send a registration email to confirm the venue, date and time details - please check your spam filter if these don't arrive in your inbox within an hour of booking.

Some people are lucky enough to find a dance partner easily. For those without an obvious dance partner, asking within their own network of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours can reveal somebody who is interested to give the class a go.

Don't have a partner? You can also look out for dedicated partner rotation courses, where you can book on your own.

volunteer dancing

Open To All Adult Ages and Levels of Fitness


As long as you can walk and you are 18 or over you should be able to take part. The beauty of this style of dancing is that you can push yourself to whatever energy level you are comfortable with. Dancing is a great form of exercise, you'll be having so much fun that you won't notice all those calories you are burning!

Click Here to Find Your Nearest Free Trial Class Location!

Who Typically Attends Venue-Based Classes?

Age ranges vary wildly, from our minimum of 18*-80. Our 'Fixed Partner' classes are particularly popular with couples keen to share a hobby and spend quality time together. This covers both young professionals as well as couples rebuilding a fun social life, perhaps after years of child-rearing. We also see lots of mother/daughter, sister/sister, girl/girl, boy/boy & girl/boy friend pairings.

Often reluctant husbands are dragged along by enthusiastic wives, yet by the end of the free trial, it is the gents who can't wait to sign up for the course.

Isle of Wight Festival Team

Limited Spaces at Venue-Based Classes... or Learn Online!

Venue-based learning is supported by free access to the same online course, which is pre-recorded and available on-demand. If venue-based learning doesn't suit you, then join our online school to learn exactly the same content anywhere in the world!

Click Here For An On-Demand Online Free Trial

SDC Round Logo - BG and DG either side

Get a Head Start!


If you would like to get a head start before attending a trial, you can take our online free trial, which contains the same content, or even book a private lesson first before your trial class, either in-person or online!

Click Here to Book Your Free Trial Class in a Local Venue!

Paying For The Course


Most people pay for the full course directly at the end of the beginners' trial session. Enjoy a discounted price if you pay on or before the night of your trial. If you wait until the following day or week the full price is charged.

If you are committed to joining the course regardless of the free trial on the first week you can pay in advance via the relevant course booking page. Payment secures your place on the course.

Extra Lessons Free!


All paying participants can benefit from free access to the full course online, free catch-up lessons at alternative venues and a 12-month free repeat guarantee, meaning you have a massive range of opportunities to learn the content on our Absolute Beginners course.

Can't Make The Free Trial?


As location-based courses run over a set 10-week period, the free trial evening is one specific date each term for each beginner's course. If you are unable to attend that date then other options could be open to you:

  • Free trials may be offered for the 2nd or 3rd week. Tickets would only be made available after the previous week's lesson, and subject to availability.
  • Take an online, on-demand free trialsimply click on this link and take a trial on-demand. You'll still be able to book and pay the course fee for classes at your local venue. Make sure you return back to THIS PAGE to book for your local venue, as paying for the online-only course won't register you at a local venue.
  • Take a free trial at an alternative venue - book your free trial at the alternative venue and notify us of the switch when paying. A full list of locations with free trials can be found on this link.
  • Book the course without taking a free trial - use the "Course Fee" ticket option when booking your preferred course
  • Wait for a future courseclick here to join our mailing list for notifications

Joining Late


After the free trial, you'll need to pay the course fee before attending again. You can pay to join late and catch up with our online course, but the standard course fee at your venue applies regardless of how many sessions you attend in total. We recommend that you take our online free trial if you miss the free trial at your local venue.

What To Expect...

What to Expect on Free Trial Day

Arrive just before the advertised start time for your lesson so the teachers can greet you. Groups are typically between 12 and 30 people, everybody is an absolute beginner so everybody will be experiencing similar nerves and excitement. Once it's time to start we do a gentle warm-up and teach a couple of simple moves which you can dance on a loop. Before the end of the session, the teachers will demonstrate all the moves coming up on the course.

IMG_20160507_201707988-320x180

See What You Can Learn on The Full 10-Week Course...

Building Your Abilities Week-By-Week


The Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course continues on the same day, time, and place for 9 further one-hour sessions after the free trial week. The course builds week by week, recapping the move from the previous lesson as part of the standard format, and drawing on moves from earlier in the term as you start to build sequences.

For this reason, we don't want any participants to get left behind, so we are looking for people who can commit to attending most weeks (or can catch up via online learning). This ensures a higher quality learning experience for the whole group. For this reason, we only accept payment for the full course. Most customers understand the benefit of attending every week and pre-payment is a great incentive.

Each evening we run 2 or 3 x 1-hour classes. There is normally a 15-minute handover between classes. During this interval, (either before or after your lesson) we will leave music running, you are welcome to practice and chat with the team.

You'll Love The Music


You'll recognise most of the music we play. At the beginner level, we use big songs from big artists of the swing and rock'n'roll eras of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

As you progress to higher levels we'll introduce you to more amazing music for dancing, some you may not have heard before! This includes original music from current jive, swing and rock'n'roll bands and less well-known retro music too.

Check out some of the typical music we use on this Spotify playlist below!

Beyond Absolute Beginners

Once you've completed the Absolute Beginner SwingJive Course, you'll be able to follow on to the natural continuation course, either Intermediate Yellow or Intermediate Green, which can be taken in either order.

Teachers will demonstrate moves for the continuation course, or you can view them on this link. There is a series of 9 x 10-week courses, progressing along a pathway that you can follow, explained on this link.

Swingeasy, our weekly PAYG class and dance format, is a great sociable alternative too.

Beyond these courses, you can find new challenges via workshops and mini-courses, and have fun at our live band events. Swinging Balls are open to all. Our celebrated Swinging Balls have been running for over 20 years. They have built a splendid reputation, attracting the UK's finest jive and swing bands along with huge attendances.

DSC_0068

Terms & Conditions

By booking a course we understand that you accept our terms and conditions, which can be viewed on this link. Terms and conditions cover issues such as payments and refunds, class sizes, arranging dance partners, and health and safety.

It also makes clear that our classes are for your enjoyment only, and there are no other permissions, for example, to promote, advertise, sell or gather data for anything, whether for profit or not.

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