Join us for Beginners and Intermediate dances classes with the JIve Cats and enjoy by social dancing with great music from DJ Rhythm Hound.
The venue is Pinewood Leisure Centre's Bar & Cafe on Old Wokingham Road RG40 3AQ.
We kick off the evening with classes taking your through the basics for 1 hour with lots of practice dances. The intermediate class follows from 9.00, taking you through to flashy moves, teaching you a wide variety of material for social dancing. Meet new friends, stay fit, exercise your brain and enjoy fantastic music in a relaxed environment.
Beginners can book one of our frequent 4-week introductory courses which run from 8.00 to 8.45 plus a 15 social practice session for just £20. See below for on-line bookings and check the Jive Cats website for special offers,
The standard cost is £8 per week, pay-as-you go. This covers you for both classes.
"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.
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.