January 4, 2016 @ 7:45 pm – 11:00 pm
Ambleside Social Club
Ambleside Dr
Southend-on-Sea SS1 2UP

VENUE CHANGE TONIGHT 11.03.2019.  We have moved to the Ambleside Social Club, Ambleside Dr, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2UP, until further notice. 

Our Southend class is currently held at The Kursaal Function Suite on Eastern Esplanade. Head up stairs once you reach the entrance to the Kursaal, we have a bar & a fabulous dance floor!  This class hosts a great bunch of people of all ages, having a great time socialising, making friends and learning to dance. Southend is also home to our monthly social dance, Retro Weekends, held on either the second Saturday or Sunday of every month.

Doors open at 7:45pm.

8:00pm – 8:50pm

Whilst you can drop in at anytime, a fresh Absolute Beginners (Even for those with 2 left feet)  cycle runs every 6-7 weeks covering key fundamental moves, including the key 8 counts, 6 Counts and classic Charleston steps. There’s no need to book, just turn up in comfortable clothing and flat shoes. We rotate people around every few minutes, so don’t worry if you don’t have a partner.

At the end of your first class, you’ll leave with at least 3-5 simple moves that you can use straight away to impress your friends. By the end of 7 weeks, you may not be a world champion, but you’ll be able to dance a whole track.

9:00pm – 9:50pm

Here you learn build upon the fundamental moves already learnt in the beginners class. We will teach you a number of variations, assuming you already know the basic Swing Outs, Lindy Turn, Circles and Charleston variations.

You will start to learn more challenging footwork and moves to enhance your social dancing, whilst improving your styling and lead/follow techniques.

Those that are visiting for their first time, are invited to join the review class, whilst the intermediate class is on.

Practice time
9:50pm onwards

This is a great opportunity to practice the moves learnt in class with lots of other dancers. We encourage all students to stay on and dance with other students. No new dancer will ever find themselves stuck watching from the sidelines. We find that people who do stay till the end seem to progress quicker and grasp new concepts and moves a lot more easier.

Safe Spaces / Etiquette 

Please see our SAFE SPACES policy here… http://www.jiveswing.com/safe-spaces-policy/


There is parking behind the Kursaal charged at £1 per hour or some free parking on nearby roads. 

Course Dates 2018…
Course 3
Week of 16th April-Week of 28th May
Course 4 
Week of 11th June – Week of 16th July
Course 5  
Week of 23rd July – Week of 27th August – 6 WEEKS
Course 6 
Week of 3rd Sept – Week of 15th Oct 
 Course 7 
Week of 22nd Oct – Week of  10th Dec