Get started now!
The full course runs for 10 weekly lessons. Lesson 1 (a duplicate of the free trial lesson) and Lesson 2 will be available immediately on booking this course. Subsequent lessons are released weekly following your booking. For example, Lesson 3 is available 7 days after you join, Lesson 4 is available 14 days after etc. Lesson 10 is released 8 weeks after your join date.
When making a one-time course payment, the content remains available for 12 months from the date that you pay. Access for pay weekly customers ends when you cancel your subscription.
ABOUT THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS SWINGJIVE COURSE
This Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course is an introduction to a whole new world of fun and friendly social partner dancing. Learn to dance with your partner to a wide range of jive, swing, rock'n'roll, rhythm'n'blues, boogie-woogie, jazz, soul and pop music.
So, if you're looking to spend quality time getting active and learning a fun, new skill with a partner, this is the perfect course for you. You can try the first lesson free of charge to make sure you are happy before committing to the full course.
Who is this course for?
Anyone with no previous knowledge, experience or known talent for dancing - This Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course is aimed at people who have never taken a dance class before, or who have tried classes before and found them too confusing. This course has been specially formulated to provide a smooth progression to help you build your confidence and abilities.
Two people to Learn Together - It's a partnered class, so you should have (at least) two people in the same place at the same time who are willing to dance with each other to enjoy our SwingJive classes as intended. There are "leader" and "follower" roles within each partnership, it doesn't matter whether partnerships are made up of same-gender or different-gender participants, nor which role is taken by which gender. Enjoy extra value by learning both roles!
Aimed at Adults - Whilst any aged participants could enjoy the course, we teach with an adult audience in mind. Typically, participating pairings on our courses include romantic partners, pairs or groups of friends, family members, co-workers. Typical motivations include wanting to;
- get active
- learn a new skill
- develop a love of retro
- spend quality time with others
- improve mental health
- improve social life
- prepare for a wedding first dance
- enhance the enjoyment of an upcoming celebration, party, festival, music event or holiday
This Course is Not For...
Experienced jivers, rock'n'rollers or lindy hoppers.
Anyone who only wants to learn lindy hop - although our SwingJive courses are a great foundation for lindy hop.
Anyone with health, safety or physical limitations - You'll need to decide whether you can participate in the classes safely. If you're unsure, please try our free trial class but stop if you feel unable to continue for any reason. Participation is at your own risk.
Debbie & Brooke own and run The Swing Dance Company, which has introduced thousands of nervous new beginners to its Absolute Beginners SwingJive course in real-world venues across the south of England for nearly two decades.
Debbie & Brooke created these courses back in the early 2000s. Having taught in person and built up an excellent team of instructors, Brooke & Debbie have enjoyed creating continuation courses, running live music events and social events to support their community of dancers.
You can find out more about Brooke and Debbie and The Swing Dance Company on this link.
Check Out The Practice Music On Our Course Playlist
Here's What Others Have Said About Our Online Courses...
"Hi Debbie and Brooke, we just want to let you know that we are really enjoying swing dancing, and think your lessons are great, well broken down and clear to follow and understand. Whenever we dance (and we try to do a little most days) it makes us smile! A little bit of fun in this strange world. So thank you ;)", Chris and Steve, Dorset
"At our ripe old ages and despite having danced since teenagers (though not together until we met 3 years ago) we had never been able to jive. Then we saw your classes advertised and plucked up the courage to join. It was one of the best things we have done together and we have so enjoyed the course. I have enrolled us on the Intermediate Course and I am sure you will be as patient with us as you have been on our Beginners' Course. Looking forward to resuming dancing again. Best wishes to all.", Valerie, Hampshire
WHY PRE-RECORDED ONLINE COURSES ARE GREAT!
A pre-recorded online learning experience is different from taking either a real world-class in a venue or a live online class, it offers numerous advantages:
- Pause, Slow Down, Rewind and Replay as often as you like to review that crucial moment or practice a move again and again
- Videos include "Chapters" so you can find and go back to that key moment easily
- Excellent audio and visual quality - no worries about dropping your connection
- Dictate your own pace - follow each section back-to-back or take regular breaks - you're in control!
- Take the lessons anywhere, anytime! Got a holiday or work trip booked? Struggling with babysitters? Worried about getting ill? No problem, just catch up later!
- Refer back at any time! Learn now and you can head back months later for a reminder!
- Enjoy taking those first steps in the privacy of your own home & contact the teachers privately for feedback
- Make it a group experience! Invite your friends and family around to join in at no extra cost
- No travel time or expense
- There are two roles, leader and follower, so once you've learnt one role you can try the other role at no extra cost