Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the more frequently asked questions we receive…

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Courses

Q. I’ve never danced before but want to start, what is the best way?

A. We recommend you start by signing up to an Absolute Beginners Jive Course, you can find these here!

Q. How do I book my free trial dance class?

A. We use a simple online booking system, a step-by-step guide to booking your free trial can be found on this post.


Frequently Asked Questions About Dance Styles

Q. What’s the difference between lindy hop, jive, jitterbug, swing and rock’n’roll?

A. Swing is a style of music, first popular in the Big Band era. The dance that developed to swing music in the Big Band era in the US was called lindy hop. Lindy hoppers were often also described as Jitterbuggers due to their look when dancing fast. Jive was a derogatory term used to describe bad lindy hoppers, this term came to the UK during WW2 and became accepted as an umbrella term to describe many kinds of swing dance. Rock’n’Roll music become popular after the war and many people in the UK consider jive to be the dance style used with rock’n’roll music.

Frequently Asked Questions