Lindy Hop


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

Wednesday evenings, 8.30pm Gymnasium at University of Reading London Road Campus

RUSDS hosts fun and informal swing dance classes taught by Reading Swing Jam at the Gymnasium at the London Road 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.

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.

Free Tasters

We’re hosting two free tasters for folks wanting to give swing dancing a try:

IN-PERSON TASTERWednesday 6 October // 8.30pm at Gymnasium on UoR London Road Campus
There will be a walking-bus from the Whiteknights Campus for anyone unsure of where the venue is.
ONLINE TASTERWednesday 13th October // 8.30pm via Zoom
Join us RUSDS facebook group for updates and Zoom links.

8.30pm – LEVEL 1 CLASSES
– Beginners & Refreshers 

No dance experience of any kind necessary. Join this class to gain a solid introduction to partnered swing dancing or brush up on your skills after the Covid break. No prior knowledge will be assumed at the start of the Autumn term when steps will be taught from scratch.

– Free Practice Time

After announcements from the RUSDS committee, we social dance! This is 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 dance floor where most of your learning will happen and practice is the only way to improve!

What to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes (please avoid wearing high heels or shoes that slip off easily, laces and ankle straps encouraged)
  • Clothes suitable for dancing and active movement (spare shirts/tops recommended)
  • Bottle of water – we are unable to supply water and cups so please bring your own.
  • Fan, handkerchief or towel
  • Deodorant and breath mints
  • Notebook and pen

PLEASE NOTE: Partners are rotated regularly throughout the class, so you are not required to come with a partner. However, if you’d prefer not to change partners and only dance within your preferred partnership or bubble this can be arranged. Just indicate this to your teachers before class so they can take this into account during 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.