Join us for Beginners and Intermediate dances classes with the JIve Cats followed by social dancing with DJ Rhythm Hound.

The venue is Pinewood Leisure Centre's Bar & Cafe on Old Wokingham Road RG40 3AQ.

Jive Sessions with Classes and Social Practice 7.45 to 10.30

We kick off the evening with classes taking your from the basics through to flashy moves, teaching you a wide variety of material for social dancing. After the formal tuition we have a social dance with Debra and John on hand, giving you more tips and feedback. Meet new friends, stay fit and enjoy fantastic music in a relaxed environment.

Intro Courses for New Beginners

Beginners can book one of our frequent 3-week introductory courses which run from 7.45 to 8.30 for just £15. See below for on-line bookings.

Just Come for Social Dancing 9.00 to 10.30

Skip the class and join DJ Rhythm Hound from 9.00 for the social get-together for just £3. Become a part of Wokingham's new rock 'n' roll night - even if you just want to soak up the music and the atmosphere.

Rock and Roll Jive

"Rockin' and Rollin" was a theme of Rhythm & Blues well before DJ Alan Freed popularised the term to describe an up-tempo blend of popular musical influences which broke through into the new teenage market, spearheaded in the media by Elvis. Dancing to Rock 'n' Roll comes in various forms. Smooching, Strolling, Jiving and Bopping. Jiving is the most exciting and sociable, whether you are dancing a few basic shapes or pushing the boundaries of movement, musicality and partnering. Jive is the most accessible form of swing dancing where you can strip back the dance to cope with high tempos or dance playfully and expressively when the bouncing beat drops into a gentler tempo. We teach beginners a classic six-beat pattern before adding rhythmic variations, slick shapes and flashier styling.

Jive Cats also offer other dance classes across Berkshire.

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Book a discounted 3-week Intro to Jive course


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Anyone can Jive and everyone should try it. Beginner or expert it doesn't matter because it's a dance that is all about having fun to great music. The 1950s brought lots of new inventions, including teenagers and rock 'n' roll. Times move on but the spirit of freedom remains.

Dancing may be one of the most amazing things that you ever try. It grabs some people instantly while it sneaks up on others before carrying them off to new highs. Not only is it a great laugh and a manageable form of exercise but it is proven to improve your mind too, boosting mood, mental faculties, balance, etc.

With teaching experience dating back to 1991 you are in excellent hands with Debra and John as your coaches. Trained in a wide range of dance styles they will share their understanding and passion in equal measure.

We can guide you step by step to develop your dancing, with options to suit your current capability and always with the vital ingredient of fun.

Check out our wide range of events across Berkshire specialising in Jive and Swing.

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Tel: John on 07515 614500