Teachers

Reading Swing Jam

Jenn and Michael have been teaching together for three years and in that time have developed a dance philosophy that is strongly rooted in accessibility, energy and enthusiasm.

Both have achieved a high level of skill and proficiency with a range of swing dance styles in a short period of time without having formal dance tuition or a childhood background in dance; thus embodying their belief that anyone can learn to dance at any point in their lives if they’re interested and motivated to learn. This shared background is the springboard for their fun and engaging swing dance classes which focus on delivering in-class technique and material that is directly transferable into real-world social dance skills.
Jenn and Michael are both active members of the local and national swing dance community; as well as teaching for Reading University Swing Dance Society they also co-organise regular social dances and workshops with Jon Stickland as Reading Swing Jam and are members of the Oxford Lindy Hoppers Performance Group.
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Guest Teachers
All Jazzed Up

Jean Harper has been dancing, performing and teaching swing dancing for longer than she would like to admit and runs regular classes and events in the Reading area, under the name of “All Jazzed Up”.  She mainly specialises in Lindy Hop and Balboa, but can also turn her hand (well, her feet) to Charleston and Laminu (Very Slow Swing Dancing).  Jean and the All Jazzed Up Team organise regular Swing Dance weekends, taught by some of the best teachers on the international circuit as well as Evening Dances and other Swing related events.

Find out more: http://alljazzedup.com