SWING & JIVE DANCING CLASSES NEAR YOU UK
Swing Dance classes are ideal for people of all ages and include styles such as Jive, Lindy Hop and Jitterbug.
Jive is one of the five international Latin ballroom dances and the modern form of ballroom jive is a stylised, happy and boppy dance. It can be danced in a ballroom or swing band setting and it is well known for its speed.
Modern Jive classes offer more variety and are danced to a wide range of music and tempos, making it an increasingly popular dance style .
Lindy Hop is a popular swing dance, and there are thriving local communities throughout the world. Whilst live music and big band sounds are popular with Lindy hoppers, increasingly DJ's are assuming a bigger musical role, adding a more diverse range of music.
Use the search on this page to find a local Swing dancing class. Choose Modern Jive, Lindy Hop, Ballroom International class for classic Jive.
WHY JOIN A MODERN JIVE DANCING CLASS?
Modern Jive is a dance style in its own right. It evolved in the 1980s in London. Modern Jive uses a wide variety of popular music found in clubs, intricate moves and a wide variety of tempos unlike the traditional ballroom Jive.
Due to the fast paced nature and upbeat rhythms of the music, learning Modern Jive is fun, leaves you feeling happy and helps you get fit fast!
It is a great way to meet people and learn a new dance style.
Dance is a social thing as well as a good way to keep fit and healthy.
WHY JOIN A LINDY HOP DANCING CLASS?
Lindy Hop can today be found in almost every corner of London and major cities in the UK. Lindy Hop is generally considered a very dynamic form of dance. Lindy dancing often combines choreographed routines, improvised sequences, solo and partner dancing. Partners may dance alone or together.
Lindy Hop is frequently danced to a range of music including blues, rhythm and blues, jump blues, jazz, groove, soul and hip hop, as well as rockabilly and country.
This is very much a social form of dancing, taking place in venues large and small across the UK.
It's a very popular form of social dancing and a good way to keep fit and healthy.
WHY JOIN A JITTERBUG DANCING CLASS?
Jitterbug is the original 1930's and 1940's partner dance. Dancing to big band jazz music, swing preceded the rock and roll jive of the 1950's. Learn how to do the cuddle back, the helicopter, the handshake and many other Jitterbug steps. Jitterbug is considered slightly less acrobatic than Lindy Hop. The Jitterbug and Lindy Hop is considered to be more or less the same type of dance.
Most clubs teach Lindy Hop and Jitterbug.
HOW TO FIND A SWING DANCE CLASS?
We have a range of Jive and Swing dance clubs and dance instructors who specialise in these forms of dance instruction.
Choose Modern Jive from the dance selector, then check out the dance studios and dance teachers.
You can also learn to dance Ballroom Jive which is a more stylised form of Jive dancing. Choose Latin Ballroom in the search to find teachers who offer this form of instruction.
For Lindy Hop and Jitterbug, use Swing as the search term. This will display dance clubs and dance schools that offer the various forms of Swing dancing classes. If you cant find Jitterbug in your search, look for schools and teachers offering Lindy Hop.
Remember, dance classes and styles on offer can vary so check first before enrolling.