Aerials with Michaela & Rupert
SATURDAY 8 FEBRUARY
Learn to fly this February with special guest teachers Michaela Delmonte & Rupert Sanford-Scutt from London. Aerials are an iconic part of Lindy Hop and this three hour workshop is the perfect introduction!
Over the course of the afternoon we’ll work through warm ups, jumping technique before starting with some simple air steps and increasing complexity as we build confidence and practice before finishing off with some Jam Circle work.
Bookings open now – Tickets include cake and refreshments + free entry to our Reading Swing Jam social in the evening. Check out full details on our webpage.
We teach weekly swing dance classes on Wednesday evenings with Reading University Swing Dance Society, during term time. Our classes are fun, friendly and inclusive, an excellent way to meet new people and exercise your body and mind. Classes are followed by social dancing, a time to practice what you’ve learnt and get to know the community.
If you’ve ever wanted to give swing dancing a go, we’ve got two events this week that are just for you!
- Absolutely no dance experience necessary for either event.
- 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.
Free Swing Dance Taster
8.30pm, Wednesday 22nd January
Join us to find out what all the fuss is about and dip your toe in the wonderful world of swing dancing. This is a free taster, so why not just come along and give it a go!
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Swing Dance Crash Course
11am, Sunday 26th January
We’re hosting this workshop for ANYONE wanting to join our Wednesday night beginner classes. It’ll be a crash course to get you up to speed and ready to join our Level 1 class part-way through the year. This 3-hour workshop is suitable for absolute beginners who are willing to dive in at the deep end or current students wanting to consolidate their fundamentals.
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Workshop is £10 for student/£15 for non-students.
Pay on the door (cash only please).
Both events will be taking place at the following venue:
University of Reading
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In case you missed the announcement at our November Jam, we’re dedicating our next Reading Swing Jam on Saturday 14th December to raising awareness for mental health and donating our profits to the charity Mind.
We had enormous support last time we did this (check out the massive turnout for the survivor’s photo below!) and we’re hoping you’ll join us to make this year’s fundraiser even better!
This year we’re celebrating our local swing dance community and the winter season with a cosy meal at Las Iguanas in partnership with Reading University Swing Dance Society!
If you’d like to join us, check out the details below and be sure to book your place before this Friday 22 November!
1.00pm, Sunday 8th December 2019
Las Iguanas Reading, Riverside, The Oracle
BOOK YOUR PLACE
- Email your name and preferred contact email address to firstname.lastname@example.org – subject: Winter Meal
- Send us a £10 deposit via paypal to email@example.com
- Pre-order your meal via the email we send to you after receive your deposit.
Note: To confirm our table we need to place a deposit of £10 per person by Friday 22nd November. This deposit will be taken off the bill at the end of the meal.
Join us this Saturday 9 November to level up your dancing with our Solo Jazz workshop with Nancy Hitzig, one of the most inspirational teachers in the UK!
It’s no secret that Solo Jazz can improve your partner dancing and over the course of the afternoon, Nancy will be guiding us through a a number of drills, moves, and exercises aimed at expanding your repertoire, improving your technique, increasing your knowledge of music structure and developing your improvisation skills! For full details and ticket link visit our workshops page.
BONUS: Workshop entry includes free admittance to our Swing Jam social in the evening!
We hope you enjoyed the phenomenal weekend that was RSX 2019 last week. Don’t know about you but we’ve just about recovered… Just about…
If you attended the event this year the RSX committee would dearly love to hear what you thought of the event, what you enjoyed and what they can try to improve for next year. The RSX 2019 Feedback Survey is up now and accepting responses and it needn’t take long if you’re short on time. Every response helps make RSX better year on year!
Not long now until the biggest swing dance social event of the Reading calendar is here! With three nights of live music and dancing in the heart of Reading, as well as a range of dance and non-dance taster classes, Reading Swing Exchange is an event not to be missed. Some weekend tickets still available and RSX Ball tickets (Saturday night only) have just gone on sale – but we don’t expect any of these to hang around for long…
We’ve got live music from Heather Jayne & the Red Shoes, the Rebop Rebels, the Ma Bessie Duo and the Silver Heels all set to keep you addicted to the dance floor, in fabulous venues including St Luke’s Parish Hall on Erleigh Road and the super grand St Laurence’s Church by the Town Hall.
If all the live music wasn’t enough to tempt you, on Saturday we’ve got dance tasters in balboa, latin-blues and soft shoe tap as well as a Shim Sham crash course so you’re all set to join in at the RSX Ball. If you’d like to try something a little off piste, you can turn your hand to acro-balance and learn a circus trick or two. There’ll also be the chance to continue practicing your newfound circus prop skills in the courtyard garden at the Sunday Tea Dance weather permitting and after all that work pamper yourself with a massage from Express Mobile Spa.
With all this going on it’s going to be a blast – Avoid the FOMO and join us!
Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel this workshop. We will be looking to host it again later this year or early next year so keep your eyes peeled for future announcements or why not sign up to our newsletter and like us on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss a thing!
Have you booked your place on our upcoming Lindy Hop workshop with Jemima Hewett and Jason Foster? It’s this weekend and over two-thirds of tickets have already been snapped up, so if you’re thinkin’ about it best not leave it to the last minute or you might miss out. Find out more about the workshop and book your ticket online today!
An epic weekend of swing music and dancing is coming to Reading, featuring live music from local favourites Heather Jayne & the Red Shoes, the Silver Heels and much more!
Events, music, hosting and volunteering details are being announced as they’re confirmed so visit the RSX website to find out the latest. You can also get direct notifications of news and updates by following RSX on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
TICKETS ON SALE: SUNDAY 14 APRIL!
Early bird ticket sales go live on the 14th April. There 20 couples tickets, 5 solo follow tickets and 5 solo lead tickets up for grabs if you’re quick!
2019 Ticket Prices
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|Late Cat Tickets
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RSX is encouraging guests to register in lead/follow pairs to help keep the role ratio as even as possible. Note: There will not be a solo waiting list for early bird tickets. If you need some help tracking down a booking partner, you’re welcome to post on the RSX Facebook Event. A followers waiting list is up and running, please see the RSX FAQs page for full details of how that works.