After 11 years of hosting swing and blues socials, events and classes, this summer Reading Swing Jam will be closing it’s doors for good as the team disperse to pursue new adventures.
Join us for our last Swing Jam social on Saturday 12 August as we celebrate the end of an era.
Our weekly swing dance classes on Wednesday evenings with Reading University Swing Dance Society, return this week! Fun, friendly and inclusive, our classes are an excellent way to meet new people and exercise both your body and mind. These classes are followed by social dancing, a time to practice what you’ve learnt and get to know the community.
Term Starts: Wednesday 22nd January
Level 2 Improvers/Intermediates: 7:30pm
Level 1 Beginners: 8.30pm
Join us to find out what all the fuss is about and dip your toe in the wonderful world of swing dancing. Join the facebook group for notifications and updates.
If you’ve ever wanted to give swing dancing a go, now’s the perfect time!
- No dance experience necessary for Level 1 class, applicable to the first two weeks of term.
- No need to come with a partner – we change partners frequently, so you’ll get to meet and dance with a variety of people.
- Students and non-students welcome.
Classes take place at:
University of Reading
Nervous? Not sure? Need a little convincing? Check out these links:
Our classes with Reading University Swing Dance Society kick off on Wednesday 28 September and we’ll be returning to our usual haunt at Wessex Hall.
At 7.30pm weekly Level 2 Lindy Hop class resumes for all improver, intermediate and returning dancers.
Then at 8.30pm we’ve got a FREE taster classes for absolute beginners. As always, no dance experience or dance partner required! If you’ve got friends you’d like to introduce to the wonderful world of swing dancing then this session is for them – please share the lindy love and bring them along!
Full details about these classes can be found on our Lindy Hop page and we also recommend joining the RUSDS facebook group for membership/prices, class notifications and announcements.
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd September 2023
It’s been much too long since the last Reading Swing Exchange event, so Team RSX are looking to gauge serious interest for an return of our beloved weekender in September 2023.
Help us gain an idea of how many people would attend next year and which event format is likely to be feasible and realistic post-covid by filling in the short questionnaire on the RSX website.
Please fill out the questionnaire honestly with your realistic intentions for attending or otherwise, as answers collected will inform our decision.
RSX 2023 can only take place if there’s a loud and enthusiastic “YES!” from our dance community, so please only respond as such if you’re committed to coming along.
Much lindy luv,
Unfortunately due to illness we have had to cancel classes this week. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused. We expect classes to resume as normal next week. Thanks for bearing with us.
Keep dancing with us this summer – RSJ Solo Jazz & Charleston Classes restart at Watlington House Community Hall on Tuesday evenings starting July 2022. These classes are suitable for both swing dancers and non-dancers alike, with two levels on offer. Full details available on our Solo Jazz & Charleston page – see you there!
We return to Wessex Hall, Whiteknight Campus, on Wednesday 20 April for the final term of this academic year. Please note: In the Summer term we host one all levels class at 7.30pm with social/practice time after. Check out our classes page for full details!
Our monthly Swing Jam social is returning to Watlington House and we can not wait to dance with you all again!
Please note: Our event times have changed slightly. For the time being numbers will be limited and we’re going cashless so advance tickets are required. We also won’t be supplying snacks but you’re welcome to bring your own. Visit our social dances page to find out more and book your tickets.
Classes with RSJ
On Wednesday 16 March we’re hosting out last classes of term with Reading University Swing Dance Society (RUSDS). Please note: We’ll be in the Gymnasium again this week as the Great Hall is unavailable. See you there!
Sunday 20 March – Our friends at All Jazzed Up are hosting a Fundraising Swing Tea Dance in aid of Pancreatic Cancer. Tickets on sale now, see link for full details.
Wednesday 23 March – RUSDS are hosting a Spring Formal 2022 so there’ll be no classes on that evening but instead we’re heading over to St Laurence’s Church for live music and dancing. Tickets on sale now, see link for full details.
Happy New Year everyone! We sincerely hope 2022 brings light and joy to you all. This month we’re restarting our lindy hop classes with Reading University Swing Dance Society as follows:
Starting: Wednesday 12 January
7:30pm // Level 2 – Improvers & Returners
All those who were with us last term as welcome to level up to our improver class where we’ll be continuing to develop upon the foundations we established last year. Returning dancers are also welcome to refresh their memories in this class.
Starting: Wednesday 26 January
8:30pm // Level 1 – Absolute Beginners
Our Level 1 class will be restarting from scratch again, so if you’re an absolute beginner or perhaps a returning student wishing to try out develop your non-dominant role join us! All welcome, no previous experience required.