Please see below details of where you can join one of our classes.
1. Do I need to pre-book?
No, there is no need to pre-book - just turn up on any night.
2. I am a complete beginner, when can I start?
Unlike most other dance classes, we do not run set courses - we are open for 50 weeks of the year! Beginners can start on any night. We even have special dancers on hand called 'Taxi Dancers' and they are there purely on the nights to look after beginner dancers.
3. What if I miss a week, will I miss out?
As it is not a set course, missing weeks is no problem. Moves are repeated so you just learn them next time around.
4. Do I need to bring a partner?
No, the majority of people do actually come on their own. The main reason that the dance nights are so friendly and sociable is that you dance with everyone in the room, so there is no need to bring a partner.
5. What type of music do you play?
Modern jive can be danced to any type of music with a steady beat, fast or slow. We play tunes from the last 70 years from Sinatra to Kylie and everything in between.
6. What do I have to wear?
The nights are informal so it's best to wear what you feel comfortable in, whether that be jeans and a t-shirt or a little more dressed up. Being an aerobic activity, it can get warm so it is best to wear layers of clothes instead of a big thick jumper!
There is no need to go out an buy special dance shoes to start with however try and stay away from any shoes with a thick rubber sole or normal trainers as they will grip the floor and make turning/spinning difficult.
7. How much does it cost?
The normal cost of a jive night is just £7 - that works out just over £2 per hour! Unlike many other organisations we do not charge a joining fee - membership to Ginger Jive is FREE.
We also offer lots of promotions and special offers during the year and in addition you can purchase pre-paid undated vouchers to use on any class nights. These are called 'Admit One' vouchers and you can buy 10 vouchers for the price of 9.