Beginners Swing Jive Courses

Learning to Swing Jive couldn't be more enjoyable.  Whether you have dance experience or have never danced a step in your life, our instructors will guide you from the very basics of footwork, frame and posture through to being able to dance to your favourite vintage tunes such as Glenn Miller, Bill Haley, Elvis and many more

Our 10 week Beginners Swing Jive Courses are designed for the complete novice as well as those who have danced other dance styles such as modern jive or rock and roll jive.

There are three beginners courses. Beginners A, Beginners B and Beginners C They are run on our three terms.

The winter term 'A' starts in January, our Spring term 'B' in April, and our Autumn term 'C' commences in September.

The three beginners courses share some of the core beginner jive moves, however each course also includes some new moves. We recommend students complete at least two courses, and there's something different in all three to widen your repertoire. Completing two Beginners courses will ensure you have a good understanding of the dance style, and will prepare you for our Beginners Plus Courses.

We actively encourage you to attend the many social dances organised by Jive 'n' Boogie as well as other promoters as early in your dance journey as possible. We have an extensive selection of event flyers at all of our classes. Please ask any of our instructors or crew members for more details. Attending social dances is the best way to learn. We'll teach you the moves on the courses, however many students have remarked how much quicker the learn to dance by attending social dances whenever possible.


Our beginners courses run on

Mondays - Fishbourne 7pm -8pm

Tuesdays - Fareham  7pm - 8pm

Wednesday - Havant 7pm -8pm

Thursdays - Chandlers Ford 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Look at what our lovely students say about our courses!..

"Everyone has been very friendly and helpful to a single student like me. I was nervous and made to feel totally at ease"           LW - Eastleigh

"Fantastic course. Highly recommend any age or abilty to join. Friendly instructors and very patient"                           AH - Waterlooville

We have loads of positive feedback from our students.. more here

Want to join..but haven't a partner?

We welcome newcomers without partners to our courses!

All of our single students are partnered with our lovely helpers who are experienced dancers and give their time voluntarily to help new students.

Unfortunately we only have a limited number of volunteers so we can only take a small number of single students per course.

Single Lady Students

We have about 5 times as many enquiries from ladies who like to learn to swing jive. We have a waiting list for each location, however please don't be discouraged from requesting a place. On many occasions, for many on our waiting lists, they may have moved, or their circumstances have changed since they first enquired that prevent them from joining now.

Please choose from the course locations below, and if we haven't a place at the moment, use the 'contact us' link to add yourself to our waiting list.

Take a look at our courses in action..

CHICHESTER Beginners Swing Jive Starts Monday 22nd April 2024

10 Week Course - £90

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Fishbourne Church Hall, Chichester

St Peter's Place
Fishbourne Road West
West Sussex
PO19 3XT

FAREHAM & GOSPORT Beginners Swing Jive Starts Tuesday 23rd April 2024

10 Week Course - £90

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Methodist Church Hall, Fareham

Kings Road
PO16 0NU

HAVANT Beginners Swing Jive starts Wednesday 24th April 2024

10 Week Course - £90

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Havant Ex-Servicemen's Club

Brockhampton Road

CHANDLERS FORD Beginners Swing Jive Starts Thursday 25th April

10 Week Course - £90

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The Hilt [Eastleigh]

Hiltingbury Road
Chandlers Ford
SO53 5NP