Welcome to Berkshire Swing Dance
for Lindy Hop, Jive, Charleston and all things Swing.

Classes across Reading and Wokingham. Join us in the joy of dancing.



Juke Joint dance events are also suspended.



Park Lane on Monday

Monday evening classes in Tilehurst, Reading for Jive

Welcome to Park Lane

Join our beginners classes soon.

Our latest class venue opened is Sep 2019 and is located close to our frequent social events. This growing classes is extending inn March - see below.

We welcome couples including those who wish to dance together. We has spaces for unaccompanied dancers taking the role of Lead (the traditional male role). Currently we have no more space for unaccompanied followers: be the first to contact us to join a new waiting list of try taking the Lead role.

CLASS SCHEDULE from March 2020

Jive Level 1 from 8.00 to 9.00 pm (60 mins for beginners).

Jive Level 2 from 9.0 to 9.30 pm (extra time for more experienced dance students).

Level 1 Jive just £5 - you will need to join on one of our regular start dates where we will teach you the basic elements to get you started: we recommend a 4-week introduction course for just £15.
Up-coming start dates for new beginners are: 9 Mar, 6 Apr, 4 May, 1 Jun.

Level 2 Jive is for those who have attended at least 4 week of our classes and are ready to take on more challenging figures to make their Jive more adventurous and fun. The weekly cash price is just £7 which covers both classes from 8.00 to 9.30.

  • Level 1 Jive
  • £5 per week
  • Pay-as-you-go
  • JIve Level 1 from 8.00 with 60 mins for new beginners. You must start Jive on one of our regular start dates.
  • Cash on the Door
  • Intro to Jive
  • £15 for 4 weeks
  • Pre-book here you first 4-week block here
  • Use the button to book this introductory block-booking offer.
  • Jive Levels 1 and 2
  • £7 per week
  • Pay-as-you-go
  • Per person - covers both classes from 8.00 to 9.30 pm.
  • Cash on the Door

St Joseph's Church Hall

Berkshire Drive at the Junction with Park Lane, Tilehurst, Reading RG31 5JJ.

The car park entrance is on Berkshire Drive. The hall to the side of the church and the entrance doors face Park Lane: you will not be able to enter at the side door, only at the main double doors. Across the road the bus stop has very regular services on routes 15 and 17.

This a spacious hall has a wooden floor and ample on-site parking.

Our patient teaching methods are well suited to novice dancers who will each progress at their own pace. We like to emphasise the fun and will gently coach and encourage you on your dance journey. Dancers who wish to stretch themselves are suitably supported upon request once they have a good grasp of the essential basics.

We ask all of our students to be aware of their limitations and fitness level and to dance within their physical limitations. We want to take you across the fun threshold not the pain threshold. If exercise is one of your major motivations then we can show you how to put extra energy into your dancing and how to ease back when you want to. These classes will prepare you for relaxed social dancing rather than competitive dancing and so we are not expecting super-human dance ability to be the norm.

Dance develops your balance and spatial awareness, your general fitness and your ability to surprise and impress friends and family. Beyond that we are happy to keep supporting your dance ambitions.