Dance classes held in Halifax & Keighley – West Yorkshire
Sue – 07771 863283 & Nigel – 07745 117619
We ONLY teach 1940s/1950s style Jive. We DO NOT teach: Modern Jive, Ceroc, Ballroom Jive etc.
Jive Class run six 8-week Beginners and Intermediate level Jive dance courses (on Tuesday & Thursday nights) throughout each year in both Halifax and Keighley. The start dates (Week One) for the next new courses at each venue is as follows…
Tuesday May 26th 2020 CORONAVIRUS PERMITTING
Beginners Level at 7.30pm – Intermediate Level at 8.30pm
Thursday May 28th 2020 CORONAVIRUS PERMITTING
Beginners Level at 7.30pm – Intermediate Level at 8.30pm
Each lesson (Beginners or Intermediates) lasts for one hour in duration and the cost is….
Reserve your places(s) now by using our online BOOKING FORM below.
PLEASE NOTE: If possible please try to attend with a dance partner, as we cannot always guarantee that there will be sufficient single ‘spare’ people to partner you.
To book places on the next 8 week jive dance course at either Hailfax or Keighley, please use our BOOKING FORM below. Once you have submitted your request you will automatically be booked on to the course of your choosing. WE WILL SEND YOU A JOINING INFORMATION E-MAIL NEARER THE COURSE START DATE.
If you wish to know more information or ask us a question, please send us a message via our CONTACT FORM, to which we will reply within 24 hours (or sometimes longer at weekends).
If you prefer to speak to us in person please call either Sue: 07771 863283 or Nigel: 07745 117619. If we are not available to take your call, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you live within the area shown below you are on average only 30 – 35 minutes driving time from either of JIVE CLASSES dance teaching venues based in Halifax (Tuesday Nights) or Keighley (Thursday nights).
King Cross W.M.C.
Sat Nav Co-ordinates: Latitude N53 42 53.7942
Longitude W001 53 10.6836
1940’s/1950’s Jive style dancing classes are held at the Halifax venue on Tuesday nights. Beginners class starts at 7.15pm, Intermediate class starts at 8.30pm
At the large BURDOCK WAY roundabout in Halifax take the exit road signposted Rochdale A58.
Travel through several sets of traffic lights up first King Cross Street then onto King Cross Road before finally climbing up the slight incline of Aachen Way towards the big multi junction interchange at top of Aachen Way.
Whilst travelling up Aachen Way keep in the extreme right hand lane signposted/marked A646 Burnley. Once you travel through this big main intersection onto the A649 at the first set of traffic lights ( about 100 yards ) turn right onto Warley Road. King Cross Club is approximately 250 yards up this road on your left. Parking is on the road outside the club.
Travel along A649 towards Halifax, then at the set of traffic lights ( just before reaching the big Aachen Way main intersection ) turn left onto Warley Road.
New Variety Club
Sat Nav Co-ordinates: Latitude N53 52 0.5268
Longitude W001 54 49.6836
1940’s/50’s style JIVE dancing classes at Keighley are on Thursday nights – Beginners class starts at 7.30pm, Intermediate class starts at 8.30pm
Travel along NORTH STREET (A629) in the centre of Keighley.
RUSSELL STREET is on your left just before the traffic lights and junction (on your right) with BOW STREET if you were travelling towards Skipton.
If you are coming the other way (travelling towards Halifax) along North Street, the RUSSELL STREET turn off is on your right after going through the traffic lights and past the junction with BOW STREET on your left. Go up RUSSELL STREET crossing over Sureness Road and the venue is about 50 yards further on, on the right.
“Could not dance a step before. Now out on the dance floor with the best of them thanks to JIVE CLASS.”
Dave – Keighley
“Learning to jive has put an added ‘extra’ into our relationship. Thanks JIVE CLASS.”
Pete & Julie – Halifax
“10 out of 10 tuition from JIVE CLASS. They ironed out all the things I’ve been doing wrong over the years!”
Mick – Bradford
“Really good fun and much easier to learn than I ever thought it would be!”
Maggie – Shipley
“If your looking for the best jive dance teachers in the area, look no further than JIVE CLASS. They did us proud!”
Brian & Pat – Sowerby Bridge
“JIVE CLASS made learning easy, fun and very enjoyable, thanks guys!”
Susan – Southowram
“Have no problem recommending JIVE CLASS to anyone wanting to learn to jive, very professional in everything they do.”
Tony & Jenny – Eldwick
“Jive dancing has changed my life. I used to sit home feeling sorry for myself and now I have lots of friends and I’m out of the house dancing several nights a week.”
Jim – Ilkley
“Fantastic! I wish I’d found jive dancing years ago!”
Kathy – Liversedge
NO! we teach authentic 1940’s/50’s style jive/Rock & Roll. Modern Jive, Ceroc and Laroc etc are all modern day variations of jive and have little bearing to what we teach. If you wish to learn one of these styles you need to find another dance school provider.
In an ideal world yes! It will help you to learn the dance more quickly. At each dance class we have ‘helpers’ who will partner anyone who comes on their own. But we cannot guarantee that we will be able to partner you up every week.
No we do not! We keep you with the same person or the person you came with. Some other dance schools do change/move partners around every 10 minutes or so but JIVE CLASS does not and never will do.
No! We charge per person per lesson on the night and have a pay as you go policy. That way if you have to miss a week for any reason you do not pay for it etc.
Yes! Our beginners course is aimed at people who have never danced a Jive step before in their life. We teach you the core basics and build on the tuition week by week.
No! it is a dance lesson not a fashion parade. Wear anything that you feel comfortable in.
Ladies we strongly advise you do not wear high heels, you will learn much easier and quicker in footwear that is as flat and low as possible, a small wide/flat kitten heel is acceptable. Also the sole of the footwear needs to be as smooth as possible, no chunky trainer style pattern. This goes for the guys also, do not wear trainers or any heavy grip pattern soled footwear. The simple thing being the lower, the smoother, the better!
Sorry, no! We have an arrangement that only drinks purchased at the venue can be consumed.
If that should happen do not worry, we review all what we did/learnt the week (the one you missed) before at our next class. It will just mean you will have to work a little harder to catch up.
To a watcher it may seem an incredibly difficult dance to learn, far from it! There are only 3 basic foot steps to learn – all moves stem from this footwork. If you can count to 3 you CAN learn to jive!
By then end of the first lesson all beginners will be dancing! It is much easier to learn than it looks.
Definitely not, this is not the JIVE CLASS way of doing things. We assist and help people as and when needed. We do have light hearted moments within a class but this is not directed at any one individual.
A story JIVE CLASS have heard many times over and over. On the first night of a new course many of the guys (husbands/partners) have the scared rabbit in the headlights look on their faces. Do not really want to be there. By the end of the first lesson when they now realise they can do it (JIVE) and it was nowhere near as ‘painful’ or as difficult as they thought it would be, but more importantly they actually enjoyed doing it, 99% of them are hooked and all say see you next week.
How can you get your hubby/partner to attend? Show him this section (you are now reading) it might help to persuade him or why not offer him a trade, if he attends a dance class with you, you will try an activity favourite (go fishing, play darts, attended a football match etc.) of his.
Yes! but with conditions attached. We are not allowed by law to put a child to learn with a ‘strange’ adult. They can learn with a parent or guardian but the difference in heights will cause many problems. Two children of similar age and height is no problem and preferred at Jive Class lessons.
This is an 8 week course for people who have already learnt the basic moves taught in the beginners course. These moves are then expanded on to give dancers a wider repertoire of moves to use at a dance.
That will be purely up to you. Jive Class do not push anyone to the Intermediate level nor do we bar anyone from moving up to the Intermediate level. The decision is 100% yours, you move up to the next level when you feel you are fully ready to do so. Some people go from one beginners course straight onto the next level (Intermediates) course. Others go through the beginners course twice then move up.
Yes, if you already have a jive dance background. To start straight at this level is almost impossible and not recommended. If you are a competent jive dancer and know the basics, joining in one of JIVE CLASSES Intermediate level courses will not be a problem.