Light-hearted and playful, The Lindy Hop was born in New York's Savoy Ballroom in the era of swing bands. It spread world-wide in the 1930s, giving birth to later generations of jive dancing. In three 50 minute blocks we will gently introduce you to the core eight-beat figures. Some beginner’s classes (Tuesdays – see page xxx) would be good preparation for this event.
No dance partner? Contact Berkshire Swing Dance who will help to balance numbers for 'lead' and 'follow' roles.
Sun 18 Jun
2pm – 5pm
£15 per person or £25 per couple
Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained.
The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!
The crafts for May Half Term are:
Mon 27 May - Bunting
Tues 28 May - Reptiles (Chameleon & Snake)
Wed 29 May - Weather (Rainbow Mobile and 3D Rainy Picture)
Thur 30 May - Duck & Swan
Fri 31 May - Africa (Mask and Collar)
Sat 1 Jun - Bug Crowns and Bracelets Making
Sessions are 45 minutes.
Age guidance: 5-8 years.
£5 per child
Led by Julie Antonsen.
A mix of dance styles ranging from Waltz and Cha Cha to Irish Dancing style. A variety of music accompanies these styles such as Shania Twain and Keith Urban (country) to Rebecca Ferguson and Megan Trainer (pop) with everything in between.
No partner necessary.
Sun 12 May – 25 Aug (exc Sun 19 May)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class
Suitable for 18+ years
Led by Richard Lee.
Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course
Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Suitable for 18+ years.
Led by KK from Salsa Autentica.
Join us for summer nights of dancing to popular Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Kizomba tracks. Have fun as Salsa Autentica share how to dance to these intoxicating rhythms. You don’t need to bring a partner – just a sense of fun!
£7 per class, £5 for social dance
£10 for both
Tues 21 May - Tues 20 Aug
Dance class 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Social dancing 8.45pm - 10.15pm
Led by Ellen O’Farrell.
You’re never too young or too old to learn to dance. Join us and learn to bellydance step by step. Come discover this beautiful art form, gain an appreciation of middle eastern music and have lots of fun doing it. As a great side effect you’ll get some low impact exercise and strengthen your core muscles.
Classes are suitable for complete beginners. Wear anything you are comfortable dancing in, yoga trousers or a long full skirt are both ideal. Ellen brings a selection of egyptian coin belts and hip scarves you can borrow to dance in.
Tues 7 May – 18 Jun (exc 28 May) and 25 Jul – 6 Aug (exc 30 Jul)
2.30pm - 3.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 6 week course
Led by Rachel Walsh
A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.
Fridays (exc 31 May, 19 Jul)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions
Suitable for ages 2+ years.
If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically