Reading Swing Jam
Reading Swing Jam (RSJ) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and enriching our growing swing dance community by hosting dance classes, social dances, workshops and events. We currently host the following swing dance classes in Reading:
*Due to the Covid-19 situation our Lindy Hop classes are currently suspended and our Solo Jazz & Charleston classes will be hosted online for the foreseeable, so please take a look at our What's On Classes & Workshops listings for details or visit our website or facebook page for more information.*
SOLO JAZZ & CHARLESTON
MONDAYS LEVEL 1 - SOLO JAZZ A-Z
Online via Zoom at 7.00pm | Suggested donation: £5 per class
Join us for this Level 1 Solo Jazz class. Each session we’ll be introducing and breaking down a number of Solo Jazz steps, concentrating on technique, shape/styling, timing/rhythm and transitions with a view to build repertoire over time. This class is suitable for all levels, but will particularly cater for absolute beginners and improvers. It’s aimed at swing dancers and non-swing dancers alike, anyone wanting to build their Solo Jazz repertoire from scratch or plug in the gaps.
THURSDAYS LEVEL 2 - SOLO JAZZ MINICHOREO
Online via Zoom at 7.00pm | Price: £5 per person per class
Join us for this Level 2 Solo Jazz class. In this class we’ll be taking your Solo Jazz to the next level by working on step variations, mash ups and combos, mini-choreos and maybe some improvisation work. Basic repertoire knowledge will be assumed in this class, so it’s not suitable for absolute beginners. Ideal for anyone who’s got some Solo Jazz experience or has learnt Solo Jazz routines such as the Shim Sham, Al & Leon’s Shim Sham, the Stew, the Tranky Doo.
LINDY HOP (currently suspended)
with Reading University Swing Dance Society at Wessex Hall, University of Reading
Join us on Wednesday evenings to learn partner dances from the 1920’s-50’s: RUSDS classes are open to both students and non-students alike! No partner necessary! Partners are rotated regularly throughout the class. These classes run weekly on Wednesday evenings during term-time only. Please visit the RUSDS webpage or Facebook Group for full details about classes, times, prices, venue and how to contact the group