Mondays, Ambleside Social Club, 8pm
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Jiveswing Southend is held at the Ambleside Social Club, Ambleside Dr, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2UP.
Launched in 2009, our Southend class hosts a great bunch of people of all ages, having a great time socialising, making friends and learning to dance.
What to Expect
Doors open at 7:45pm. When you arrive, you will be greeted by our friendly crew who will guide you through ‘what’s what’. The night kicks off with a beginners class which lasts for 50mins.
You will have 10mins to practice and have some refreshments from the licensed bar whilst making new friends before the next class, which lasts a further 50mins. After this time we hope that you stay on, socialise and try out your new moves and dance with more experienced dancers! It’s a real fun night out, we think we’re the UK’s friendliest swing dance club!
We will focus primarily on Lindy Hop. However from time to time you will be introduced to a variety of other styles including 1920s Charleston, Balboa and Authentic Jazz. You can accelerate with workshops.
Adults of all ages come to dance, we have as many single people as we do couples. You don’t need a partner, previous experience or special clothing. Just wear clothes you’re comfortable moving about in and shoes/trainers (not with large grips).
Ambleside Social Club, Ambleside Dr, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2UP.
(Always check the calendar before traveling, in case of venue change) Parking on adjacent roads or in the car park directly at the venue.
As the class has a bar please do not bring your own drinks into the venue, you can get whatever you need from the bar 🙂
Our Southend class attracts dancers from Leigh-on-Sea, Shoeburyness, Rochford, Canvey Island, Rayleigh, Basildon and Wickford.
When’s a Good Time to Start?
Our classes generally run in 7 week courses so you can progress throughout the weeks, however it doesn’t matter if you miss a couple or drop in on a later week as we always cater for beginners. If you are a brand newbie that has never danced before, you are welcome to join us on any week, however if you are taking your very first steps week 1 is a great place to start along with lots of other newbies!
A whole night of dancing costs £10 (£8 for full-time students with a valid ID showing full time education). If you want to come just for the social dancing (10pm onwards) it costs just £5.
We’re sure you’ll want to come more than once and attend a few socials. Why not get the Jiveswing Class Pass? For £80 (£64 students) you get 10 classes/socials for the price of 8!
We look forward to welcoming you to Jiveswing Southend!