Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop Classes with Reading University Swing Dance Society (RUSDS)

Wednesday evenings at Wessex Hall, on Whiteknights Campus

* Spring term classes with RUSDS resume Wednesday 11 January 2023. *

RUSDS hosts fun and informal swing dance classes taught by Reading Swing Jam in the ground floor dining hall of Wessex Hall at the Whiteknights Campus of the 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! Read on below for our class schedule and class descriptions. 

No partner required for any class – we will swap partners throughout the class so you get to meet everyone!

What is Lindy Hop? Check out this introduction!
New and unsure? Take a look at our Beginner’s Guide to our Lindy Hop classes for more detail about what to expect from our classes.

7.30pm – LEVEL 2: Improvers Intermediate & Returning Dancers

Level 2 students should be comfortable with 8-count and 6-count and Lindy Charleston footwork patterns. Join our Level 2 class if you’ve attended our Level 1 class regularly for at least a year already.

Please chat to the teachers before class if you’re joining us for the first time but have some knowledge of Lindy Hop, they’ll be able to advise you if this class is suitable for you.

8.30pm – LEVEL 1: Absolute Beginners

No dance experience of any kind necessary. Join this class to gain a solid introduction to partnered swing dancing. No prior knowledge will be assumed at the start of the Autumn term when steps will be taught from scratch.

9.30pm – SOCIAL: Free Practice Time

After announcements from the Reading University Swing Dance Society committee, we social dance! The perfect opportunity to practice what you’ve learn in class, ask your teachers any questions and get to know each other. We *highly recommend* staying for this portion of the evening because it’s on the social dance floor where most of your learning will happen and practice is the only way to improve!

What to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes and clothes suitable for dancing and active movement (please avoid wearing high heels or shoes that slip off easily, laces and ankle straps encouraged);
  • Bottle of water;
  • Fan, handkerchief or towel;
  • Change of shirt/top, for the comfort of yourself and your dance partners;
  • Deodorant and breath mints are encouraged;
  • Notebook and pen.

PLEASE NOTE: 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, prices, venues and how to contact the group.