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The Reading area has classes in a wide variety of dance from the well-established forms of ballroom and ballet to more recently popular forms such as swing, street and salsa. Some of these classes, for example ballet and street, are commonly (though not exclusively) extra-curricular classes for school aged children while dances such as swing and salsa tend to be more youth and adult oriented and often have social events.
  
 
There are groups running drop-in classes, courses and social dances in various styles in and around Reading. Classes generally run weekly. ''Courses'' are series of classes where they start with the basics and build up week by week (so you need to start at the beginning of the course). ''Drop-in classes'' are where you can start any time - they often have beginners' lessons earlier in the evening with more advanced lessons later. Many have social dancing at the end of the evening after the lesson(s). Levels of difficulty/competence are often described as ''beginners'', ''improvers'', ''intermediate'' and ''advanced''.
 
There are groups running drop-in classes, courses and social dances in various styles in and around Reading. Classes generally run weekly. ''Courses'' are series of classes where they start with the basics and build up week by week (so you need to start at the beginning of the course). ''Drop-in classes'' are where you can start any time - they often have beginners' lessons earlier in the evening with more advanced lessons later. Many have social dancing at the end of the evening after the lesson(s). Levels of difficulty/competence are often described as ''beginners'', ''improvers'', ''intermediate'' and ''advanced''.
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'''Fun Fact''' There is some [http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/01/healing-steps/ scientific evidence] that dance may improve brain health, reduce risk of dementia, improve mood and certain cognitive skills such as visual recognition and decision-making, reduce stress and help develop new neural connections, especially in regions involved in executive function, long-term memory, and spatial recognition, and even to be therapeutic for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
 
'''Fun Fact''' There is some [http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/01/healing-steps/ scientific evidence] that dance may improve brain health, reduce risk of dementia, improve mood and certain cognitive skills such as visual recognition and decision-making, reduce stress and help develop new neural connections, especially in regions involved in executive function, long-term memory, and spatial recognition, and even to be therapeutic for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
  
== Bachata & Kizomba ==
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== Classes & Socials ==
  
[http://salsabachatasocialclub.com/ Salsa Bachata Social Club] ([https://www.facebook.com/SalsaBachataSocialClub/ Facebook]) run Bachata lessons and workshops, including [http://www.risingsunartscentre.org/events/bachata-and-kizomba Bachata and Kizomba] lessons at the [[RSAC | Rising Sun Arts Centre]] on Monday evenings.
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In the following lists the dances are grouped by which dances are of interest to the same people and/or which dances are danced at the same socials, it ''not'' a rigorous academic classification. If you see problems with this grouping please raise the matter in the discussion page.
  
== Ballroom ==
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=== 5Rhythms ===
  
[http://www.rudancing.org/ Reading University Dance Club] (aka [https://www.rusu.co.uk/sports/dance/ Ballroom, Latin and Salsa Society]) runs Ballroom classes on Mondays at Wessex hall. They have a [https://www.youtube.com/user/Readingdanceclub YouTube channel].
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5Rhythms 5Rhythms] is a movement meditation practice devised by Gabrielle Roth in the late 1970s. It draws from indigenous and world traditions using tenets of shamanistic, ecstatic, mystical and eastern philosophy. 5Rhythms dancing is often described as moving meditation.
  
== Capoeira ==
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
  
[https://sites.google.com/site/capoeirareading/classes Capoeira classes] run at St Lukes church hall, Erleigh Rd, on Tuesday evenings.
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|[[5Rhythms Reading]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.5rhythms.com/classes/RhythmsSweat-7335 5Rhythms Reading]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/5RhythmsReading/ 5Rhythms Reading Facebook Group]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_meetup_(small).png]] [https://www.meetup.com/5Rhythms-Reading/ 5Rhythms Reading Meetup Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/86482638 St Luke's Parish Hall, 23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR]</li></li></ul>
  
== Five Rhythms ==
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[https://www.5rhythms.com/classes/RhythmsSweat-7335 5Rhythms classes] run at St Lukes church hall, Erleigh Rd, on Thursday evenings at 20:15. They also have a [http://www.meetup.com/5Rhythms-Reading/ meetup group].
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=== Argentine Tango ===
  
== Folk ==
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==== Classes ====
  
=== Ceilidh ===
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
  
There don't seem to be any ceilidhs running in Reading; the nearest seem to be those run by [http://oxfolk.org.uk/ Oxfolk] in Oxford.
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|[[El Amanecer]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.argentinetangotomnicksonreading.co.uk/ El Amanecer]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/berkshiretangoclub/ El Amanecer Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/ReadingTango/ El Amanecer Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/139149866 Reading Canoe Club, The Warren, Caversham RG4 7TH]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/589058730 The Pugin Rooms, St Peter’s Catholic Church, St Peter’s Street, Marlow SL7 1NQ]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Reading Tango Club]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.readingtango.com/ Reading Tango Club]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/ReadingTangoClub/ Reading Tango Club Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/ReadingTangoClub/ Reading Tango Club Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/86482638 St Luke's Parish Hall, 23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Reading University Tango Society]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.rusu.co.uk/student-activities/sports/dance/soc/14945/ Reading University Tango Society]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/524349104562764/ Reading University Tango Society Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/478387268 Wessex Hall, Whiteknights Road, Reading RG6 6BQ]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Tango Secrets]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.tangosecrets.co.uk/ Tango Secrets]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/284083388368582/ Tango Secrets Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/681331222 Eton Dorney Village Hall, Dorney Reach, Maidenhead SL6 0DS]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Vibez Dance Studio]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.vibezdance.co.uk/ Vibez Dance Studio]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/vibezdanceuk Vibez Dance Studio Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]</li></li></ul>
  
=== Clog ===
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[http://www.aldbrickhamclog.org/ Aldbrickham Clog and Step Dancers] practice at the Park URC Church at Palmer Park on Tuesdays, and perform at various events through the year.
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==== Socials ====
They have a [https://www.facebook.com/aldbrickhamclog/ Facebook page].
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=== Morris ===
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Tango social dances are [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milonga_(dance_event) Milongas].
  
[http://www.kennetmorrismen.co.uk/ Kennet Morris Men] dance mainly Cotswold style Morris. During the winter months they practice in Shinfield (just South of the M4 Black Boy) and dance during the Summer months: May to September.
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Event Name!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Event Frequency!!  ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Venue
  
=== Scottish ===
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|Cambalache||Usually 3rd Saturday of the month||[[Reading Tango Club]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.readingtango.com/milongas.html Reading Tango Club]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/pg/ReadingTangoClub/events/ Reading Tango Club Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/ReadingTangoClub/events/ Reading Tango Club Facebook Group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/86482638 St Luke's Parish Hall, 23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR]
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|Eton Dorney Milonga||Check with the organiser||[[Tango Secrets]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.tangosecrets.co.uk/milongas.html Tango Secrets]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/284083388368582/events/ Tango Secrets Facebook Group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/681331222 Eton Dorney Village Hall, Dorney Reach, Maidenhead SL6 0DS]
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|Eton Milonga||Check with the organiser||[[Thames Valley Tango]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.thamesvalleytango.co.uk/tango-events/milongas/ Thames Valley Tango]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/pg/thamesvalleytango/events/ Thames Valley Tango Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/7277940922/ Thames Valley Tango Facebook Group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/210005924 Old Windsor Memorial Hall, Straight Road, Old Windsor, Windsor SL4 2RN]
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|La Primera||2nd Saturday of the month||[[El Amanecer]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.argentinetangotomnicksonreading.co.uk/Milongas.htm El Amanecer]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/pg/berkshiretangoclub/events/ El Amanecer Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/ReadingTango/events/ El Amanecer Facebook Group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]
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|Matinee Milonga||Check with the organiser||[[Reading Tango Club]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.readingtango.com/milongas.html Reading Tango Club]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/pg/ReadingTangoClub/events/ Reading Tango Club Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/ReadingTangoClub/events/ Reading Tango Club Facebook Group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/357042803 Moulsford Pavilion, Recreation Ground, The Sreet, Moulsford OX10 9JD]
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|Papa Caliente||Check with the organiser||[[Tango FFS]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.tangoffs.co.uk/diary/ Tango FFS]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/tangoffs/ Tango FFS Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/tangoffs/ Tango FFS Facebook Group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/65531449 St Laurence's Church, Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DA]
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|Tango Aurora Milonga||Check with the organiser||[[Tango Aurora ]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.leroytangocat.com/computer/oxford-tango-calendar-of-events.html Tango Aurora ]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/254855220 Botley Women's Institute, 33 North Hinksey Lane, Oxford OX2 0LT]
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|West London Milonga||Check with the organiser||[[Tango Secrets]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.tangosecrets.co.uk/milongas.html Tango Secrets]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/284083388368582/events/ Tango Secrets Facebook Group]</li></ul>||2 Duke's Avenue, Chiswick, London W4 2AE
  
[http://www.scottishdancingreading.org/members.html Reading St Andrews Scottish Dancing Society] runs courses (at St Andrews United Reformed church on London Rd opposite Eldon Square) and socials and ceilidhs.
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== Salsa ==
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=== Ballet, Tap, Modern & Jazz ===
  
There are various styles of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsa_(dance) Salsa] and different classes teaching them and social dances centred around them.
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballet Ballet], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tap_dance tap], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_dance modern] & [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_dance jazz] are often taught by the same dance schools. While a lot of the teaching is oriented towards children of school age, some schools offer adult classes.
  
=== Red Hat ===
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==== Ballet ====
  
Red Hat Salsa run drop-in classes at different levels followed by social dancing upstairs at [[RISC]],
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[http://www.redhatsalsa.com/salsa.dancing.php5?68 weekly on Tuesdays] and [http://www.redhatsalsa.com/salsa.dancing.php5?71 monthly on Saturdays]
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
[http://www.redhatsalsa.com/salsa.dancing.php5?60 They say] you can get your first and 4th lesson half price and 10th lesson free - these aren't advertised at the venue.
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=== Salsa Bachata Social Club ===
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[http://salsabachatasocialclub.com/ Salsa Bachata Social Club] runs monthly [http://salsabachatasocialclub.com/programme/ dance parties] on Fridays at [[Yates | Yates's]] with a couple of lessons followed by social dancing. They also have a [https://www.facebook.com/SalsaBachataSocialClub/ facebook page].
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|[[2B Performing Arts]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.2bperformingarts.co.uk/ 2B Performing Arts]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/2Bperformingarts/ 2B Performing Arts Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/98495540 All Saints Church Hall, 14 Downshire Square, Reading RG1 6NH]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Alison Jayne School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.alison-jayne.dance/ Alison Jayne School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/AlisonJayneSchoolOfDance/ Alison Jayne School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/317920101 Kempster Hall, Christ Church Centre, 46 Reading Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AG]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/317920101 Morris Room 2, Christ Church Centre, 46 Reading Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AG]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/147535559 The Studio, Sonning Common Primary School, 9 Grove Rd, Sonning Common RG4 9RH]</li></li></ul>
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|[[All Stars Theatre Academy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.allstardance.co.uk/ All Stars Theatre Academy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/AllStarsTheatreAcademy/ All Stars Theatre Academy Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/220840182 Burghfield Village Hall, Recreation Rd, Burghfield Common RG7 3EN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/33082508 Hillside Primary School, Rushey Way, Lower Earley RG6 4HQ]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/66161601 Mortimer Community Centre, Victoria Road, Mortimer RG7 3RD]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/679506029 Silchester Village Hall, Little London Road, Silchester RG7 2ND]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/398193694 St Paul's Church Hall, The Green, Tadley RG26 3PB]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Allenova School of Dancing]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.allenova.co.uk/ Allenova School of Dancing]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/AllenovaSchoolOfDancing Allenova School of Dancing Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/475387500 1 Berkshire Business Centre, 1 Berkshire Drive, Thatcham RG19 4EW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/85743566 Park United Reformed Church, Palmer Park Avenue, Earley RG6 1DN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/141175267 St Andrews Church Hall, 59 Albert Road, Caversham RG4 7AW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/70483377 St Mary Magdalen Hall, Rodway Road, Tilehurst RG30 6EX]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Allied Schools of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.livetodance.co.uk/ Allied Schools of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/livetodance.co.uk/ Allied Schools of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/82468588 Chapel Hall, Loddon Bridge Road, Woodley RG5 4BG]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/391945916 Evendons Primary School, 161 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham RG40 3HD]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/83675571 Woodley Airfield Youth & Community Centre, Hurricane Way, Woodley RG5 4UX]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Arts Frenzy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://artsfrenzy.webs.com/dance-frenzy Arts Frenzy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/arts.frenzy Arts Frenzy Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/41199083 Langtree School, Reading Road, Woodcote RG8 0QY]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Dance Reality Studios]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.dancerealitystudios.co.uk/ Dance Reality Studios]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Dance-Reality-Studios-153386061380114/ Dance Reality Studios Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/319255430 Unit 2 Marcus Close, Tilehurst RG30 4EA]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Dance Sensation]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.dancesensation.org.uk/ Dance Sensation]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/dancesensationschoolofperformingarts Dance Sensation Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/132399234 Denefield School, Long Lane, Tilehurst RG31 6XY]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/211045780 Spencers Wood Village Hall, Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood RG7 1AP]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/70517857 The Cornwell Centre, 4 Home Croft, Tilehurst RG31 5WJ]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/134579675 Westwood Social Club, Downs Way, Tilehurst RG31 6SL]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Dancercise]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.dancerciseuk.com/ Dancercise]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/85743566 Park United Reformed Church, Palmer Park Avenue, Earley RG6 1DN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/82885292 Pearson Hall, Pearson Road, Sonning-on-Thames RG4 6UL]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/138076890 The Weller Centre, ​Amersham Road, Caversham RG4 5BP]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Inspirations School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://inspirationsdance.co.uk/ Inspirations School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Inspirationsdanceuk/ Inspirations School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/352895686 Basildon Village Hall, Bethesda Street, Upper Basildon RG8 8NU]</li></li></ul>
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|[[JG Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.jgdance.co.uk/ JG Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/JGDanceLtd/ JG Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/40615726 Chiltern Edge School, Reades  Lane, Sonning Common RG4 9LN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/391945917 Gillotts School, Gillotts Lane, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1PS]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/23629732 Loddon Hall, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford RG10 9JA]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5726484697 Methodist Hall, School Road, Tilehurst RG31 5AN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/84622814 Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Drive, Woodley RG5 4LY]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.jacad.co.uk/ Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/jacaddance/ Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/204059539 Pinewood Hall, Pinewood Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham RG40 3AQ]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Karen North School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.karennorthdance.com/ Karen North School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/pg/Karen-North-School-of-Dance-908455982570112/about/ Karen North School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>Bradfield Village Hall, Bradfield South End, Reading RG7 6EY</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5154779039 Morrell Room, Church Lane, Streatley RG8 9HT]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Knight School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.knightschoolofdance.co.uk/ Knight School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/knightschoolofdance/ Knight School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/682775756 California Ratepayers Hall, Finchampstead Road, Wokingham RG40 3RL]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Lynette Stephenson Academy of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.lsadance.co.uk/ Lynette Stephenson Academy of Dance]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5617916916 The Farley Wood Centre, Turnpike Road, Binfield RG42 1FW]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Mo’s Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.mosdanceanddrama.co.uk/ Mo’s Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/MosDanceAndDrama/ Mo’s Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/138758857 Caversham Hall, St John's Road, ​Caversham RG4 5AN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/138758873 Caversham Methodist Church Hall, Ardler Road, Caversham RG4 8EB]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/84622692 Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JB]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/155061512 Emmer Green Youth and Community Centre, Grove Road, Emmer Green RG4 8LN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/83675571 Woodley Airfield Youth & Community Centre, Hurricane Way, Woodley RG5 4UX]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Read Theatre School]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.readtheatreschool.co.uk/ Read Theatre School]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/ReadTheatreSchool/ Read Theatre School Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/39764715 Moorside Youth & Community Centre, Urquhart Road, Thatcham RG19 4RE]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Reading School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.readingschoolofdance.com/ Reading School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/readingschoolofdance/ Reading School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/139821746 Caversham Heights Methodist Church, 74 Highmoor Road, Caversham RG4 7BG]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Starlet Dance School]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://starletdance.com/ Starlet Dance School]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/starletdanceuk/ Starlet Dance School Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>Shinfield Grange, Cutbush Lane East, Shinfield RG2 9AF</li></li></ul>
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|[[Susan Pheby School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://suepheby.co.uk/ Susan Pheby School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/SusanPhebyDance/ Susan Pheby School of Dance Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/301379022875/ Susan Pheby School of Dance Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/77479023 Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ]</li></li></ul>
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|[[The Bryett School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.thebryettschoolofdance.co.uk/ The Bryett School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/The-Bryett-School-of-Dance-270793606266517/ The Bryett School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/415340329 Heath End Hall, Heath End Road, Tadley RG26 5LU]</li></li></ul>
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|[[The Lodge School of Theatre Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.thelodgeschoolofdance.com/ The Lodge School of Theatre Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/The-Lodge-School-of-Theatre-Dance-775690052561441/ The Lodge School of Theatre Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/86097096 The Lodge School of Theatre Dance, 8 Holmes Road, Earley RG6 7BH]</li></li></ul>
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|[[The Olivia Dance Academy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://theoliviadanceacademy.co.uk/ The Olivia Dance Academy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/oliviadanceacademy The Olivia Dance Academy Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/206485680 Emmbrook Village Hall, Emmbrook Road, Wokingham RG41 1JN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/224952009 Hurst Village Halls, School Road, Hurst RG10 0DR]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/190556256 Woosehill Community Hall, Emmview Close, Wokingham RG41 3DA]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Vibez Dance Studio]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.vibezdance.co.uk/ Vibez Dance Studio]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/vibezdanceuk Vibez Dance Studio Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]</li></li></ul>
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|[[West Berks Ballet School]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.wbbs.org/ West Berks Ballet School]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/WestBerksBallet West Berks Ballet School Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/477271861 Memorial Hall, Broad Lane, Upper Bucklebury RG7 6QH]</li></li></ul>
  
=== University ===
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[http://www.rudancing.org/ Reading University Dance Club] (aka [https://www.rusu.co.uk/sports/dance/ Ballroom, Latin and Salsa Society]) runs Salsa classes on Thursdays at Wessex hall. They have a [https://www.youtube.com/user/Readingdanceclub YouTube channel]. First lesson is free: tell them at the door that you're new.
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==== Jazz ====
  
== Cuban Salsa / La Rueda ==
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
  
La Rueda / [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rueda_de_Casino Rueda de Casino] is danced in pairs in a circle. Moves are called out: they have names in Spanish (although the names don't necessarily have obvious meanings, e.g. ''dile que no'' means ''tell her "no"''). Many of the moves involve changing partners around the circle. This [https://youtu.be/7xpjG-mV5qc video] shows examples.
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|[[2B Performing Arts]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.2bperformingarts.co.uk/ 2B Performing Arts]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/2Bperformingarts/ 2B Performing Arts Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/98495540 All Saints Church Hall, 14 Downshire Square, Reading RG1 6NH]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Allenova School of Dancing]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.allenova.co.uk/ Allenova School of Dancing]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/AllenovaSchoolOfDancing Allenova School of Dancing Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/475387500 1 Berkshire Business Centre, 1 Berkshire Drive, Thatcham RG19 4EW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/85743566 Park United Reformed Church, Palmer Park Avenue, Earley RG6 1DN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/141175267 St Andrews Church Hall, 59 Albert Road, Caversham RG4 7AW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/70483377 St Mary Magdalen Hall, Rodway Road, Tilehurst RG30 6EX]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Allied Schools of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.livetodance.co.uk/ Allied Schools of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/livetodance.co.uk/ Allied Schools of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/82468588 Chapel Hall, Loddon Bridge Road, Woodley RG5 4BG]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/391945916 Evendons Primary School, 161 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham RG40 3HD]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/83675571 Woodley Airfield Youth & Community Centre, Hurricane Way, Woodley RG5 4UX]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Dance Reality Studios]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.dancerealitystudios.co.uk/ Dance Reality Studios]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Dance-Reality-Studios-153386061380114/ Dance Reality Studios Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/319255430 Unit 2 Marcus Close, Tilehurst RG30 4EA]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Dancercise]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.dancerciseuk.com/ Dancercise]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4457240610 Reading YMCA, 34 Parkside Road, ​Reading RG30 2DD]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.jacad.co.uk/ Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/jacaddance/ Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/204059539 Pinewood Hall, Pinewood Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham RG40 3AQ]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Karen North School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.karennorthdance.com/ Karen North School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/pg/Karen-North-School-of-Dance-908455982570112/about/ Karen North School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>Bradfield Village Hall, Bradfield South End, Reading RG7 6EY</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5154779039 Morrell Room, Church Lane, Streatley RG8 9HT]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Read Theatre School]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.readtheatreschool.co.uk/ Read Theatre School]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/ReadTheatreSchool/ Read Theatre School Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/39764715 Moorside Youth & Community Centre, Urquhart Road, Thatcham RG19 4RE]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Starlet Dance School]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://starletdance.com/ Starlet Dance School]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/starletdanceuk/ Starlet Dance School Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>Shinfield Grange, Cutbush Lane East, Shinfield RG2 9AF</li></li></ul>
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|[[Susan Pheby School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://suepheby.co.uk/ Susan Pheby School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/SusanPhebyDance/ Susan Pheby School of Dance Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/301379022875/ Susan Pheby School of Dance Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/77479023 Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ]</li></li></ul>
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|[[The Olivia Dance Academy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://theoliviadanceacademy.co.uk/ The Olivia Dance Academy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/oliviadanceacademy The Olivia Dance Academy Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/206485680 Emmbrook Village Hall, Emmbrook Road, Wokingham RG41 1JN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/72757807 The Cornerstone, Norreys Avenue, Wokingham RG40 1UE]</li></li></ul>
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|[[The Primary Dance Partnership]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.primarydancepartnership.co.uk/ The Primary Dance Partnership]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/PrimaryDancePartnership/ The Primary Dance Partnership Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/207386113076514/ The Primary Dance Partnership Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>Primary Schools</li></li></ul>
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|[[Vibez Dance Studio]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.vibezdance.co.uk/ Vibez Dance Studio]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/vibezdanceuk Vibez Dance Studio Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]</li></li></ul>
  
=== Afrodesia ===
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[http://www.afrodesiasalsa.co.uk/ Afrodesia Salsa] run drop-in classes at different levels followed by social dancing at [[The Butler]] pub in Chatham St on Wednesday evenings.
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==== Modern ====
  
=== Rising Sun Arts Centre ===
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
  
[http://www.risingsunartscentre.org/events/cuban-dance La Rueda at the Rising Sun] run drop-in classes at different levels on alternate Wednesday evenings at the [[Rising Sun Arts Centre]]. The group's [https://www.facebook.com/LaRuedaRisingSun/ Facebook page] shows dates.
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|[[2B Performing Arts]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.2bperformingarts.co.uk/ 2B Performing Arts]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/2Bperformingarts/ 2B Performing Arts Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/98495540 All Saints Church Hall, 14 Downshire Square, Reading RG1 6NH]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Alison Jayne School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.alison-jayne.dance/ Alison Jayne School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/AlisonJayneSchoolOfDance/ Alison Jayne School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/317920101 Kempster Hall, Christ Church Centre, 46 Reading Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AG]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/317920101 Morris Room 2, Christ Church Centre, 46 Reading Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AG]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/147535559 The Studio, Sonning Common Primary School, 9 Grove Rd, Sonning Common RG4 9RH]</li></li></ul>
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|[[All Stars Theatre Academy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.allstardance.co.uk/ All Stars Theatre Academy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/AllStarsTheatreAcademy/ All Stars Theatre Academy Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/220840182 Burghfield Village Hall, Recreation Rd, Burghfield Common RG7 3EN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/66161601 Mortimer Community Centre, Victoria Road, Mortimer RG7 3RD]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/679506029 Silchester Village Hall, Little London Road, Silchester RG7 2ND]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/398193694 St Paul's Church Hall, The Green, Tadley RG26 3PB]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Allied Schools of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.livetodance.co.uk/ Allied Schools of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/livetodance.co.uk/ Allied Schools of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/82468588 Chapel Hall, Loddon Bridge Road, Woodley RG5 4BG]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/391945916 Evendons Primary School, 161 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham RG40 3HD]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/83675571 Woodley Airfield Youth & Community Centre, Hurricane Way, Woodley RG5 4UX]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Berkshire Arts Academy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.berkshireartsacademy.com/ Berkshire Arts Academy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/BARTATheatreAcademy Berkshire Arts Academy Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/204059555 Scout Hut, Pinewood Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham RG40 3AQ]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Dance Reality Studios]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.dancerealitystudios.co.uk/ Dance Reality Studios]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Dance-Reality-Studios-153386061380114/ Dance Reality Studios Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/319255430 Unit 2 Marcus Close, Tilehurst RG30 4EA]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Dance Sensation]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.dancesensation.org.uk/ Dance Sensation]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/dancesensationschoolofperformingarts Dance Sensation Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/132399234 Denefield School, Long Lane, Tilehurst RG31 6XY]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/211045780 Spencers Wood Village Hall, Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood RG7 1AP]</li></li></ul>
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|[[JG Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.jgdance.co.uk/ JG Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/JGDanceLtd/ JG Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/40615726 Chiltern Edge School, Reades  Lane, Sonning Common RG4 9LN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/391945917 Gillotts School, Gillotts Lane, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1PS]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/23629732 Loddon Hall, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford RG10 9JA]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5726484697 Methodist Hall, School Road, Tilehurst RG31 5AN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/84622814 Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Drive, Woodley RG5 4LY]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.jacad.co.uk/ Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/jacaddance/ Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/204059539 Pinewood Hall, Pinewood Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham RG40 3AQ]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Knight School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.knightschoolofdance.co.uk/ Knight School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/knightschoolofdance/ Knight School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/682775756 California Ratepayers Hall, Finchampstead Road, Wokingham RG40 3RL]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Lynette Stephenson Academy of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.lsadance.co.uk/ Lynette Stephenson Academy of Dance]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5617916916 The Farley Wood Centre, Turnpike Road, Binfield RG42 1FW]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Starlet Dance School]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://starletdance.com/ Starlet Dance School]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/starletdanceuk/ Starlet Dance School Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>Shinfield Grange, Cutbush Lane East, Shinfield RG2 9AF</li></li></ul>
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|[[The Bryett School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.thebryettschoolofdance.co.uk/ The Bryett School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/The-Bryett-School-of-Dance-270793606266517/ The Bryett School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/415340329 Heath End Hall, Heath End Road, Tadley RG26 5LU]</li></li></ul>
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|[[The Olivia Dance Academy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://theoliviadanceacademy.co.uk/ The Olivia Dance Academy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/oliviadanceacademy The Olivia Dance Academy Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/206485680 Emmbrook Village Hall, Emmbrook Road, Wokingham RG41 1JN]</li></li></ul>
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|[[West Berks Ballet School]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.wbbs.org/ West Berks Ballet School]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/WestBerksBallet West Berks Ballet School Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/477271861 Memorial Hall, Broad Lane, Upper Bucklebury RG7 6QH]</li></li></ul>
  
== Swing ==
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Charleston, Jazz, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Jive etc
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==== Tap ====
  
=== Reading Vintage Swing Dance Scene ===
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
The [https://readingvintageswingdancescene.wordpress.com/ Reading Vintage Swing Dance Scene]  
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[2B Performing Arts]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.2bperformingarts.co.uk/ 2B Performing Arts]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/2Bperformingarts/ 2B Performing Arts Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/98495540 All Saints Church Hall, 14 Downshire Square, Reading RG1 6NH]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Alison Jayne School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.alison-jayne.dance/ Alison Jayne School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/AlisonJayneSchoolOfDance/ Alison Jayne School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/317920101 Kempster Hall, Christ Church Centre, 46 Reading Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AG]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/317920101 Morris Room 2, Christ Church Centre, 46 Reading Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AG]</li></li></ul>
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|[[All Stars Theatre Academy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.allstardance.co.uk/ All Stars Theatre Academy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/AllStarsTheatreAcademy/ All Stars Theatre Academy Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/220840182 Burghfield Village Hall, Recreation Rd, Burghfield Common RG7 3EN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/33082508 Hillside Primary School, Rushey Way, Lower Earley RG6 4HQ]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/66161601 Mortimer Community Centre, Victoria Road, Mortimer RG7 3RD]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/679506029 Silchester Village Hall, Little London Road, Silchester RG7 2ND]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Allenova School of Dancing]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.allenova.co.uk/ Allenova School of Dancing]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/AllenovaSchoolOfDancing Allenova School of Dancing Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/475387500 1 Berkshire Business Centre, 1 Berkshire Drive, Thatcham RG19 4EW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/6393877168 3 West Street, Newbury RG13 1BE]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/85743566 Park United Reformed Church, Palmer Park Avenue, Earley RG6 1DN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/141175267 St Andrews Church Hall, 59 Albert Road, Caversham RG4 7AW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/70483377 St Mary Magdalen Hall, Rodway Road, Tilehurst RG30 6EX]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Allied Schools of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.livetodance.co.uk/ Allied Schools of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/livetodance.co.uk/ Allied Schools of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/82468588 Chapel Hall, Loddon Bridge Road, Woodley RG5 4BG]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/391945916 Evendons Primary School, 161 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham RG40 3HD]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/83675571 Woodley Airfield Youth & Community Centre, Hurricane Way, Woodley RG5 4UX]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Arts Frenzy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://artsfrenzy.webs.com/dance-frenzy Arts Frenzy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/arts.frenzy Arts Frenzy Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/41199083 Langtree School, Reading Road, Woodcote RG8 0QY]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Dance Reality Studios]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.dancerealitystudios.co.uk/ Dance Reality Studios]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Dance-Reality-Studios-153386061380114/ Dance Reality Studios Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/319255430 Unit 2 Marcus Close, Tilehurst RG30 4EA]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Dance Sensation]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.dancesensation.org.uk/ Dance Sensation]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/dancesensationschoolofperformingarts Dance Sensation Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/211045780 Spencers Wood Village Hall, Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood RG7 1AP]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/70517857 The Cornwell Centre, 4 Home Croft, Tilehurst RG31 5WJ]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/134579675 Westwood Social Club, Downs Way, Tilehurst RG31 6SL]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Dancercise]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.dancerciseuk.com/ Dancercise]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/82885292 Pearson Hall, Pearson Road, Sonning-on-Thames RG4 6UL]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Inspirations School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://inspirationsdance.co.uk/ Inspirations School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Inspirationsdanceuk/ Inspirations School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/352895686 Basildon Village Hall, Bethesda Street, Upper Basildon RG8 8NU]</li></li></ul>
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|[[JG Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.jgdance.co.uk/ JG Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/JGDanceLtd/ JG Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/40615726 Chiltern Edge School, Reades  Lane, Sonning Common RG4 9LN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/391945917 Gillotts School, Gillotts Lane, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1PS]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/23629732 Loddon Hall, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford RG10 9JA]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5726484697 Methodist Hall, School Road, Tilehurst RG31 5AN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/84622814 Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Drive, Woodley RG5 4LY]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.jacad.co.uk/ Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/jacaddance/ Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/204059539 Pinewood Hall, Pinewood Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham RG40 3AQ]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Karen North School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.karennorthdance.com/ Karen North School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/pg/Karen-North-School-of-Dance-908455982570112/about/ Karen North School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>Bradfield Village Hall, Bradfield South End, Reading RG7 6EY</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5154779039 Morrell Room, Church Lane, Streatley RG8 9HT]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Knight School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.knightschoolofdance.co.uk/ Knight School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/knightschoolofdance/ Knight School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/682775756 California Ratepayers Hall, Finchampstead Road, Wokingham RG40 3RL]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Lynette Stephenson Academy of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.lsadance.co.uk/ Lynette Stephenson Academy of Dance]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5617916916 The Farley Wood Centre, Turnpike Road, Binfield RG42 1FW]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Mo’s Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.mosdanceanddrama.co.uk/ Mo’s Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/MosDanceAndDrama/ Mo’s Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/138758857 Caversham Hall, St John's Road, ​Caversham RG4 5AN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/155061512 Emmer Green Youth and Community Centre, Grove Road, Emmer Green RG4 8LN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/83675571 Woodley Airfield Youth & Community Centre, Hurricane Way, Woodley RG5 4UX]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Read Theatre School]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.readtheatreschool.co.uk/ Read Theatre School]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/ReadTheatreSchool/ Read Theatre School Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/39764715 Moorside Youth & Community Centre, Urquhart Road, Thatcham RG19 4RE]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Starlet Dance School]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://starletdance.com/ Starlet Dance School]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/starletdanceuk/ Starlet Dance School Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>Shinfield Grange, Cutbush Lane East, Shinfield RG2 9AF</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Susan Pheby School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://suepheby.co.uk/ Susan Pheby School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/SusanPhebyDance/ Susan Pheby School of Dance Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/301379022875/ Susan Pheby School of Dance Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/77479023 Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[The Bryett School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.thebryettschoolofdance.co.uk/ The Bryett School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/The-Bryett-School-of-Dance-270793606266517/ The Bryett School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/415340329 Heath End Hall, Heath End Road, Tadley RG26 5LU]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[The Olivia Dance Academy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://theoliviadanceacademy.co.uk/ The Olivia Dance Academy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/oliviadanceacademy The Olivia Dance Academy Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/206485680 Emmbrook Village Hall, Emmbrook Road, Wokingham RG41 1JN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/72757807 The Cornerstone, Norreys Avenue, Wokingham RG40 1UE]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Vibez Dance Studio]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.vibezdance.co.uk/ Vibez Dance Studio]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/vibezdanceuk Vibez Dance Studio Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]</li></li></ul>
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|[[West Berks Ballet School]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.wbbs.org/ West Berks Ballet School]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/WestBerksBallet West Berks Ballet School Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/477271861 Memorial Hall, Broad Lane, Upper Bucklebury RG7 6QH]</li></li></ul>
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|}
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=== Ballroom & Latin ===
 +
 
 +
==== Classes ====
 +
 
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Berkshire Ballroom]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.berkshireballroom.co.uk/ Berkshire Ballroom]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/BerkshireBallroom Berkshire Ballroom Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/91515626 Easthampstead Park Community School, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 8FS]</li></li></ul>
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|[[County Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.countydance.co.uk/ County Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/countyschoolofdancing County Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/185177232 Pulse 8, Mole Road, Sindlesham RG41 5DJ]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/667908998 St Giles Hall, Southampton Street, Reading RG1 2QP]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Dance Reality Studios]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.dancerealitystudios.co.uk/ Dance Reality Studios]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Dance-Reality-Studios-153386061380114/ Dance Reality Studios Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/319255430 Unit 2 Marcus Close, Tilehurst RG30 4EA]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Miles School of Dancing]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.milesschoolofdancing.co.uk/ Miles School of Dancing]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/milesschoolofdancing/ Miles School of Dancing Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/315576316 Henley Town Hall, Market Place, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AQ]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Reading University Ballroom, Latin and Salsa]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.rusu.co.uk/student-activities/sports/dance/soc/dance/ Reading University Ballroom, Latin and Salsa]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/518694148260560/ Reading University Ballroom, Latin and Salsa Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/478387268 Wessex Hall, Whiteknights Road, Reading RG6 6BQ]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[The Dance Studio Reading]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.dancestudioreading.co.uk/ The Dance Studio Reading]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/TheDanceStudioReading/ The Dance Studio Reading Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/38492211 The Dance Studio Reading, 9a Loverock Road, Ashmere Terrace, Reading RG30 1DZ]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[The Dance Zone]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.thedancezone.co.uk/ The Dance Zone]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/TheDanceZoneUK/ The Dance Zone Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/194738889 St Paul's Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/284959588 Windmill Primary School, Fernlea Drive, Wokingham RG41 3DR]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/64847583 Winnersh Community Centre, New Road, Wokingham RG41 5DU]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Vibez Dance Studio]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.vibezdance.co.uk/ Vibez Dance Studio]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/vibezdanceuk Vibez Dance Studio Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]</li></li></ul>
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|}
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==== Socials ====
 +
 
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Event Name!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Event Frequency!!  ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Venue
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|Berkshire Ballroom Social||Occasional||[[Berkshire Ballroom]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.berkshireballroom.co.uk/events Berkshire Ballroom]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/BerkshireBallroom Berkshire Ballroom Facebook Page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/91515626 Easthampstead Park Community School, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 8FS]
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|County Dance Saturday Social||Most months||[[County Dance]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.countydance.co.uk/timetables-events/events County Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/countyschoolofdancing County Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/942602 Loddon Valley Leisure Centre, Rushey Way, Earley RG6 4GD]
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|County Dance Sunday Social||Most weeks||[[County Dance]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.countydance.co.uk/timetables-events/events County Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/countyschoolofdancing County Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/667908998 St Giles Hall, Southampton Street, Reading RG1 2QP]
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|Miles School of Dancing Social||Occasional||[[Miles School of Dancing]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.milesschoolofdancing.co.uk/events Miles School of Dancing]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/milesschoolofdancing/ Miles School of Dancing Facebook Page]</li></ul>||
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|Vibez Saturday Social Dance||Monthly||[[Vibez Dance Studio]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.vibezdance.co.uk/copy-of-events Vibez Dance Studio]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/vibezdanceuk Vibez Dance Studio Facebook Page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|Vibez Sunday Tea Dance||Every other month||[[Vibez Dance Studio]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.vibezdance.co.uk/copy-of-events Vibez Dance Studio]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/vibezdanceuk Vibez Dance Studio Facebook Page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|Vibez Tuesday Tea Dance||Monthly||[[Vibez Dance Studio]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.vibezdance.co.uk/copy-of-events Vibez Dance Studio]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/vibezdanceuk Vibez Dance Studio Facebook Page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]
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|}
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=== [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belly_dance Bellydance] ===
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Reading University Bellydance Society]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.rusu.co.uk/student-activities/sports/dance/soc/bellydancesociety/ Reading University Bellydance Society]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/2191138661158390/ Reading University Bellydance Society Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/477136889 Great Hall, University of Reading, London Rd, Reading RG1 5AG]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Santa Maria Bellydance Academy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.helenbellydance.com/ Santa Maria Bellydance Academy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Santa-Maria-Bellydance-Academy-278022738894598/ Santa Maria Bellydance Academy Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/335640817113/ Santa Maria Bellydance Academy Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/475387500 1 Berkshire Business Centre, 1 Berkshire Drive, Thatcham RG19 4EW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/307855104 Kendrick School Sports Centre, Dance Studio, East Street, Reading RG1 5BN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/148156383 Performing Arts  Building, Drama Studio, Reading College, Kings Road, Reading RG1 4HJ]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Sonia's Belly Dance Academy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/SoniasBellyDanceAcademy Sonia's Belly Dance Academy Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Vibez Dance Studio]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.vibezdance.co.uk/ Vibez Dance Studio]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/vibezdanceuk Vibez Dance Studio Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
=== [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-Burlesque Burlesque] ===
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Burledance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.burledance.com/ Burledance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Burledance Burledance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/204059549 Pinewood Bar and Café, Unit 8, Pinewood Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham RG40 3AQ]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
=== Capoeira ===
 +
 
 +
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capoeira Capoeira] was developed by African slaves in Brazil at the beginning of the 16th century. It is known for its quick and complex manoeuvres, predominantly using power, speed, and leverage across a wide variety of kicks, spins, and other techniques.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Capoeira Reading]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://sites.google.com/site/capoeirareading/ Capoeira Reading]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/86482638 St Luke's Parish Hall, 23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
=== Ceroc & Modern Jive ===
 +
 
 +
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceroc Ceroc] & [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Jive Modern Jive] are dances derived from [[#Swing Dance|swing]], [[#Lindy Hop|Lindy Hop]], rock and roll, [[#Salsa|salsa]] and others, the main innovation being to simplify the footwork by removing syncopation such as chasse.
 +
 
 +
==== Classes ====
 +
 
 +
===== Ceroc =====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Ceroc Newbury]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.ceroc.com/24/131/ceroc-newbury-kingsclere?id=138 Ceroc Newbury]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/CerocNewbury/ Ceroc Newbury Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/488334340 Fieldgate Centre, Fieldgate Drive, Kingsclere RG20 5SQ]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Ceroc Twyford]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.ceroc.com/24/131/ceroc-twyford?id=37 Ceroc Twyford]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/CerocThamesValley/ Ceroc Twyford Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/23629732 Loddon Hall, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford RG10 9JA]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===== Modern Jive =====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Ginger Jive (Burghfield)]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.gingerjive.com/burghfield.html Ginger Jive (Burghfield)]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Ginger-Jive-52775794998/ Ginger Jive (Burghfield) Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/7663648798/ Ginger Jive (Burghfield) Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/216920175 Burghfield CSA Club, James Lane, Burghfield RG30 3RS]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Ginger Jive (Thatcham)]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.gingerjive.com/thatcham.html Ginger Jive (Thatcham)]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Ginger-Jive-52775794998/ Ginger Jive (Thatcham) Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/7663648798/ Ginger Jive (Thatcham) Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/474859501 The Catholic Hall, Bath Road, Thatcham RG18 3AG]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Socials ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Event Name!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Event Frequency!!  ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Venue
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|C'Est Soir||Most months on a Saturday||[[Ceroc Oxford]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.ceroc.com/30/4085/cest-soir-wantage Ceroc Oxford]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerocoxford/ Ceroc Oxford Facebook page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/478349528 The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX]
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|Chic||Monthly on a Wednesday||[[Ceroc Oxford]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.ceroc.com/30/2445/chic-oxford-town-hall Ceroc Oxford]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerocoxford/ Ceroc Oxford Facebook page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/29429167 Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BX]
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|Evolve||Most months on a Saturday||[[Ceroc Oxford]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.ceroc.com/24/131/didcot-civic-hall-saturday-freestyle Ceroc Oxford]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/cerocoxford/ Ceroc Oxford Facebook page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/356364835 Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Rd, Didcot OX11 7JN]
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|Ginger Jive at Burghfield||Most months||[[Ginger Jive (Burghfield)]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.gingerjive.com/all_events.html Ginger Jive (Burghfield)]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Ginger-Jive-52775794998/ Ginger Jive (Burghfield) Facebook page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/7663648798/ Ginger Jive (Burghfield) Facebook group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/216920175 Burghfield CSA Club, James Lane, Burghfield RG30 3RS]
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|Temptation Tea Dance (Benson)||Frequent Sunday afternoon tea dances||[[Jive Temptation]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.jivetemptation.co.uk/events.php Jive Temptation]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Jive-Temptation-161704503872331/ Jive Temptation Facebook page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/162784420416407/ Jive Temptation Facebook group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/294917925 Benson Parish Hall, Sunnyside, Benson OX10 6LZ]
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|Temptation Tea Dance (Harwell)||Frequent Sunday afternoon tea dances||[[Jive Temptation]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.jivetemptation.co.uk/events.php Jive Temptation]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Jive-Temptation-161704503872331/ Jive Temptation Facebook page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/162784420416407/ Jive Temptation Facebook group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3744152348 Harwell Village Hall, High Street, Harwell OX11 0EX]
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|Temptation Tea Dance (Marlborough)||Frequent Sunday afternoon tea dances||[[Jive Temptation]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.jivetemptation.co.uk/events.php Jive Temptation]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Jive-Temptation-161704503872331/ Jive Temptation Facebook page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/162784420416407/ Jive Temptation Facebook group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/268643215 Marlborough Town Hall, High Street, Marlborough SN8 1AA]
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|Temptation Tea Dance (Wallingford)||Frequent Sunday afternoon tea dances||[[Jive Temptation]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.jivetemptation.co.uk/events.php Jive Temptation]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Jive-Temptation-161704503872331/ Jive Temptation Facebook page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/162784420416407/ Jive Temptation Facebook group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/689862956 Wallingford Masonic Centre, Goldsmiths Lane, Wallingford OX10 0DU]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
=== Disco & Freestyle ===
 +
 
 +
==== Disco ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Inspirations School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://inspirationsdance.co.uk/ Inspirations School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Inspirationsdanceuk/ Inspirations School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/352895686 Basildon Village Hall, Bethesda Street, Upper Basildon RG8 8NU]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Susan Pheby School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://suepheby.co.uk/ Susan Pheby School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/SusanPhebyDance/ Susan Pheby School of Dance Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/301379022875/ Susan Pheby School of Dance Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/77479023 Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[The Primary Dance Partnership]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.primarydancepartnership.co.uk/ The Primary Dance Partnership]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/PrimaryDancePartnership/ The Primary Dance Partnership Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/207386113076514/ The Primary Dance Partnership Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>Primary Schools</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Freestyle ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Susan Pheby School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://suepheby.co.uk/ Susan Pheby School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/SusanPhebyDance/ Susan Pheby School of Dance Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/301379022875/ Susan Pheby School of Dance Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/77479023 Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[The Dance Zone]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.thedancezone.co.uk/ The Dance Zone]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/TheDanceZoneUK/ The Dance Zone Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/194738889 St Paul's Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
=== Folk Dance ===
 +
 
 +
==== Balfolk ====
 +
 
 +
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balfolk Balfolk] is folk dance and music from France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy. Live music and partner dancing come together in ‘Bals’ (folk dance events that happen regularly in these European countries and which are gaining popularity in the UK too). A bal is the European equivalent of a ceilidh, with a mixture of couple dances (such as the waltz and mazurka), circle dances (such as the Chapelloise) and dances done in long winding lines (such as the hanter dro). The dances are not called, but they are easy to pick up.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Event Name!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Event Frequency!!  ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Venue
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|Oxford Bals||Check with the organiser||[[Balfolk Oxford]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/1919479878132041 Balfolk Oxford Facebook group]</li></ul>||
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|Reading Bals||1st Sunday of most months||[[Balfolk Reading]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/events/2311548122201366/ Balfolk Reading Facebook page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/87332695 Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading RG1 4RJ]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Ceilidhs ====
 +
 
 +
Ceilidhs are social folk dances. Dancing is usually in the form of ceilidh dances, set dances or couple dances and is often called by a "caller".
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Event Name!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Event Frequency!!  ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Venue
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|Family Ceilidh||2nd Sunday of the month apart from summer months||[[Family Ceilidh Oxford]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://folkinoxford.co.uk/family-ceilidh-oxford.html Family Ceilidh Oxford]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/familyceilidhoxford/ Family Ceilidh Oxford Facebook page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/4061698 Cutteslowe Park Pavilion, Cutteslowe Park, Oxford  OX2 8ES]
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|Oxford Ceilidhs||2nd Saturday of the month, from October to May, except April||[[Oxford Ceilidhs]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://oxfolk.org.uk/ Oxford Ceilidhs]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Oxfolkceilidhs/ Oxford Ceilidhs Facebook page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/107541397 Kennington Village Hall, Kennington Road, Kennington OX1 5PG]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Clog ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Aldbrickham Clog  & Step Dancers]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.aldbrickhamclog.org/ Aldbrickham Clog  & Step Dancers]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/aldbrickhamclog Aldbrickham Clog  & Step Dancers Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/85743566 Park United Reformed Church, Palmer Park Avenue, Earley RG6 1DN]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Greek ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Allenova School of Dancing]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.allenova.co.uk/ Allenova School of Dancing]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/AllenovaSchoolOfDancing Allenova School of Dancing Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/475387500 1 Berkshire Business Centre, 1 Berkshire Drive, Thatcham RG19 4EW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/85743566 Park United Reformed Church, Palmer Park Avenue, Earley RG6 1DN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/141175267 St Andrews Church Hall, 59 Albert Road, Caversham RG4 7AW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/70483377 St Mary Magdalen Hall, Rodway Road, Tilehurst RG30 6EX]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Irish Set ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[SetsMad Basingstoke]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.setsmad.net/ SetsMad Basingstoke]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/420971241340666/ SetsMad Basingstoke Facebook group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/191988333 Basingstoke Irish Centre, Council Road, Basingstoke RG21 3DH]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Morris ====
 +
 
 +
'''Morris dance''' is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music. It is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers, usually wearing bell pads on their shins. Sticks, swords and handkerchiefs may also be wielded by the dancers to match with the dance.
 +
 
 +
The world of Morris is organised and supported by three organisations:
 +
*[https://themorrisring.org/ The Morris Ring],
 +
*[https://www.morrisfed.org.uk/ The Morris Federation],
 +
*[https://open-morris.org/ Open Morris].
 +
 
 +
The styles of Morris danced in the Reading area include Border Morris, Cotswold Morris and North West Morris.
 +
 
 +
===== Border Morris =====
 +
 
 +
'''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Border_Morris Border Morris]''' is a collection of individual local dances from villages along the English side of the Welsh–English border in the counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire. The tradition is characterised by blackened faces, tattered shirts or coats, lots of stick-clashing and a big band traditionally comprising melodeons, fiddles, concertinas, triangles and tambourines, although they now often also feature other instruments.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Borderline Morris]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.borderlinemorris.com/ Borderline Morris]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Borderline-Morris-595649607132116/ Borderline Morris Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/64381225 Arborfield Village Hall, Arborfield RG2 9PQ]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[OBJ Morris]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.obj.org.uk/ OBJ Morris]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/ObjMorris/ OBJ Morris Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/410357324 Easthampstead & Wildridings Community Centre, Rectory Lane, Easthampstead, Bracknell RG12 7BH]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Shinfield Shambles]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.shinfieldshambles.com/ Shinfield Shambles]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/245184865623424/ Shinfield Shambles Facebook group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/6397903745 Three Mile Cross Bowling Club, Fords Forge, Basingstoke Road, Reading RG7 1AT]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===== Cotswold Morris =====
 +
 
 +
'''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_dance#Cotswold Cotswold Morris]''' is from an area mostly in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Normally danced with handkerchiefs or sticks to accompany the hand movements. Dances are usually for six or eight dancers, but solo and duo dances (known as single or double jigs) also occur.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Berkshire Bedlam]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.berkshirebedlam.org/ Berkshire Bedlam]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/berkshirebedlam/ Berkshire Bedlam Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/121110528 1st Wokingham Scout Hut, 171 Evendons Lane, Wokingham RG41 4EH]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Hurst Morris People]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.hump.org.uk/ Hurst Morris People]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/hurstmorris Hurst Morris People Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/224952009 Hurst Village Halls, School Road, Hurst RG10 0DR]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Kennet Morris Men]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.kennetmorrismen.co.uk/ Kennet Morris Men]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/KennetMorrisMen/ Kennet Morris Men Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/202511362 St Mary's Church Hall, Church Lane, Shinfield RG2 9BY]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===== North West Morris =====
 +
 
 +
'''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_dance#North_West North West Morris]''' is a more military and often processional style, that developed from the mills in the North-West of England in the 19th and early 20th centuries and has always featured mixed and female sides. North West Morris sides usually wear clogs.
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 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Tæppa's Tump]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.taeppastump.co.uk/ Tæppa's Tump]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/TaeppasTump/ Tæppa's Tump Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/85205893 Furze Platt Memorial Hall, Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead SL6 7NG]</li></li></ul>
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 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== National ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Allenova School of Dancing]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.allenova.co.uk/ Allenova School of Dancing]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/AllenovaSchoolOfDancing Allenova School of Dancing Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/475387500 1 Berkshire Business Centre, 1 Berkshire Drive, Thatcham RG19 4EW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/85743566 Park United Reformed Church, Palmer Park Avenue, Earley RG6 1DN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/141175267 St Andrews Church Hall, 59 Albert Road, Caversham RG4 7AW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/70483377 St Mary Magdalen Hall, Rodway Road, Tilehurst RG30 6EX]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Scottish Country ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Reading St Andrew's Scottish Dancing Society]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://scottishdancingreading.org/ Reading St Andrew's Scottish Dancing Society]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/63818512 St Andrews United Reformed Church, Reading RG1 5BD]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
=== Gymnastic ===
 +
 
 +
==== Acro ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Dance Reality Studios]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.dancerealitystudios.co.uk/ Dance Reality Studios]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Dance-Reality-Studios-153386061380114/ Dance Reality Studios Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/319255430 Unit 2 Marcus Close, Tilehurst RG30 4EA]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Lynette Stephenson Academy of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.lsadance.co.uk/ Lynette Stephenson Academy of Dance]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5617916916 The Farley Wood Centre, Turnpike Road, Binfield RG42 1FW]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Vibez Dance Studio]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.vibezdance.co.uk/ Vibez Dance Studio]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/vibezdanceuk Vibez Dance Studio Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Cheer ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Susan Pheby School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://suepheby.co.uk/ Susan Pheby School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/SusanPhebyDance/ Susan Pheby School of Dance Facebook page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/301379022875/ Susan Pheby School of Dance Facebook group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/77479023 Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Vibez Dance Studio]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.vibezdance.co.uk/ Vibez Dance Studio]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/vibezdanceuk Vibez Dance Studio Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Gymnastic ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Susan Pheby School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://suepheby.co.uk/ Susan Pheby School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/SusanPhebyDance/ Susan Pheby School of Dance Facebook page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/301379022875/ Susan Pheby School of Dance Facebook group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/77479023 Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Pole ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Ms. Sharon Randall]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://sharonrandall-dance.dancenearyou.co.uk/ Ms. Sharon Randall]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/1561047397323413 Ms. Sharon Randall Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/449586352 Anytime Fitness, Unit4 A-D Chatham Place, Reading RG1 7AR]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/65235894 Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym, Lime Square, 240 South Oak Way, Reading RG2 6UL]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/224329241 Rivers Ibis Club, Scours Lane, Tilehurst RG30 6AY]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Reading Pole Arts]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.readingpolearts.com/ Reading Pole Arts]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/ReadingPoleArts/ Reading Pole Arts Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/153747654 Drama Studio, Highdown Sport and Leisure Centre, Surley Row, Caversham ​RG4 8NT]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Vibez Dance Studio]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.vibezdance.co.uk/ Vibez Dance Studio]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/vibezdanceuk Vibez Dance Studio Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
=== Indian Dance ===
 +
 
 +
==== Bhangra ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Indian Community Centre]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://servicesguide.reading.gov.uk/kb5/reading/directory/service.page?id=pPyruNICDQ0 Indian Community Centre]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5322184875 Indian Community Centre, 2 Norris Road, Reading RG6 1NJ]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Bharatanatyam ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Kalakunj]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.kalakunj.co.uk/ Kalakunj]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Kalakunj-604421019611633 Kalakunj Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/168411619 Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College, Wessex Close, Basingstoke RG21 3NP]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5322184875 Indian Community Centre, 2 Norris Road, Reading RG6 1NJ]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/85742538 Sun Street Community Centre, Sun Street, Reading RG1 3JX]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Bollywood ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Bollywood Dance Worldwide]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://bollywooddance.org.uk/reading Bollywood Dance Worldwide]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Bollywood-Dance-Worldwide-Reading-578361252222623/ Bollywood Dance Worldwide Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/307855104 Kendrick School Sports Centre, Dance Studio, East Street, Reading RG1 5BN]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Indian Community Centre]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://servicesguide.reading.gov.uk/kb5/reading/directory/service.page?id=pPyruNICDQ0 Indian Community Centre]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5322184875 Indian Community Centre, 2 Norris Road, Reading RG6 1NJ]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[My Dance Land]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/pg/MyDanceLand My Dance Land Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/70037947 199 Silverdale Road, Earley RG6 7NY]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Vibez Dance Studio]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.vibezdance.co.uk/ Vibez Dance Studio]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/vibezdanceuk Vibez Dance Studio Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Kathak ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Drishti Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.drishtidance.com/ Drishti Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/drishtidance/ Drishti Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/497992282 Jericho Community Centre, 33a Canal Street, Oxford OX2 6BQ]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/94688292 South Reading Youth and Community Centre, 252-260 Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 7QA]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/60576470 Swindon Dance, Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1QF]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
=== Jive, Line & Stroll ===
 +
 
 +
==== Classes ====
 +
 
 +
===== Jitterbug Boogie =====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Jive Cats]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://jive-cats.co.uk/ Jive Cats]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/jivecatsclasses/ Jive Cats Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/141175267 St Andrews Church Hall, 59 Albert Road, Caversham RG4 7AW]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Swing Crazy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.berkshireswingdance.co.uk/ Swing Crazy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/SwingCrazy/ Swing Crazy Facebook page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/berkshireswingdance/ Swing Crazy Facebook group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/141175267 St Andrews Church Hall, 59 Albert Road, Caversham RG4 7AW]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===== Jive =====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Jive Cats]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://jive-cats.co.uk/ Jive Cats]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/jivecatsclasses/ Jive Cats Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/204059549 Pinewood Bar and Café, Unit 8, Pinewood Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham RG40 3AQ]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/141175267 St Andrews Church Hall, 59 Albert Road, Caversham RG4 7AW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/131941830 St Joseph's Church Hall, Berkshire Drive, Tilehurst RG31 5JJ]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Swing Crazy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.berkshireswingdance.co.uk/ Swing Crazy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/SwingCrazy/ Swing Crazy Facebook page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/berkshireswingdance/ Swing Crazy Facebook group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/204059549 Pinewood Bar and Café, Unit 8, Pinewood Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham RG40 3AQ]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/141175267 St Andrews Church Hall, 59 Albert Road, Caversham RG4 7AW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/131941830 St Joseph's Church Hall, Berkshire Drive, Tilehurst RG31 5JJ]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Teach Me 2 Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://teachme2dance.co.uk/ Teach Me 2 Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/TeachMe2Dance/ Teach Me 2 Dance Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/162746748 Sherfield Village Hall, Reading Road, Sherfield on Loddon RG27 0EZ]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===== [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_dance Line] =====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Crystal Steps]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.crystalsteps.co.uk/ Crystal Steps]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/67026796 The Crescent Centre, Warbler Drive, Lower Earley RG6 4HD]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/205592587 Wokingham Youth & Community Centre, 35 Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EG]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Steps 'n' Stetsons]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.stepsnstetsons.co.uk/ Steps 'n' Stetsons]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/80217910 Christ Church Hall, 78 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3LA]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/82252045 Emmanuel Church Centre, South Lake Crescent, Woodley RG5 3QW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/96784050 Kennet Valley Free Church, Fords Farm, Carters Rise, Calcot RG31 7YT]</li></li><li>Kidmore End Village Hall, Kidmore End, Sonning Common</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/942602 Loddon Valley Leisure Centre, Rushey Way, Earley RG6 4GD]</li></li><li>Priestwood, Priestwood Court Road, Bracknell</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Tilehurst Sequence and Line Dance Club. ]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.danceweb.co.uk/tilehurst-sequence-and-line-dance-club/5835.aspx Tilehurst Sequence and Line Dance Club. ]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/115670482 Reading LDS Chapel, 280 The Meadway, Reading RG30 4PE]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===== Stroll =====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Jive Cats]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://jive-cats.co.uk/ Jive Cats]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/jivecatsclasses/ Jive Cats Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/131941830 St Joseph's Church Hall, Berkshire Drive, Tilehurst RG31 5JJ]</li></li></ul>
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Swing Crazy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.berkshireswingdance.co.uk/ Swing Crazy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/SwingCrazy/ Swing Crazy Facebook page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/berkshireswingdance/ Swing Crazy Facebook group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/131941830 St Joseph's Church Hall, Berkshire Drive, Tilehurst RG31 5JJ]</li></li></ul>
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Socials ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Event Name!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Event Frequency!!  ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Venue
 +
 
 +
|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|Reading Rock 'n' Roll||3rd Friday of the month||[[Reading Rock 'n' Roll]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://rock3rs.co.uk/ Reading Rock 'n' Roll]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/3RSRocknRoll/ Reading Rock 'n' Roll Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/3RSclub/ Reading Rock 'n' Roll Facebook Group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/216920175 Burghfield CSA Club, James Lane, Burghfield RG30 3RS]
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|Rhythm Ranch||Most months||[[Rhythm Ranch]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://wokinghamrockandroll.co.uk/rhythm-ranch Rhythm Ranch]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/RhythmRanch/ Rhythm Ranch Facebook Page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/204059549 Pinewood Bar and Café, Unit 8, Pinewood Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham RG40 3AQ]
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|Thunderbird||Check with the organiser||[[Thunderbird Club]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://thunderbirdclub.co.uk/ Thunderbird Club]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/clubthunderbird/ Thunderbird Club Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/WallingfordRocknRoll/ Thunderbird Club Facebook Group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/58731305 Woodcote Village Hall, Reading Road, Woodcote RG8 0SD]
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|}
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=== Pre-school ===
 +
 
 +
There are dance classes aimed specifically at pre-school children.
 +
 
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
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|[[diddi dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.diddidance.com/ diddi dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/diddidance diddi dance Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/139821746 Caversham Heights Methodist Church, 74 Highmoor Road, Caversham RG4 7BG]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/287963469 Church of the Sacred Heart, Vicarage Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1HT]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/84622692 Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JB]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/220208977 Dolphin House, Whitchurch Road, Pangbourne RG8 7DA]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/82252045 Emmanuel Church Centre, South Lake Crescent, Woodley RG5 3QW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/222728126 John Cumber Hall, High Street, Theale RG7 5AN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/1112315 Lord Harris Court, Mole Road, Sindlesham, Wokingham RG41 5EA]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/65253239 Radstock Community Centre, 55 Radstock Lane, Earley RG6 5UL]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4457240610 Reading YMCA, 34 Parkside Road, ​Reading RG30 2DD]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/200706540 Shinfield Parish Hall, School Green, Shinfield RG2 9EH]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/58871410 St Barnabas Church, 14 Elm Road, Reading RG6 5TS]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/86482638 St Luke's Parish Hall, 23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/61322691 Sulhamstead and Ufton Nervet Village Hall, Sulhamstead Hill, Sulhamstead RG7 4DA]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/70517857 The Cornwell Centre, 4 Home Croft, Tilehurst RG31 5WJ]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5726484697 Tilehurst Methodist Church, 26 School Road, Tilehurst RG31 5AN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/205592587 Wokingham Youth & Community Centre, 35 Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EG]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Reading School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.readingschoolofdance.com/ Reading School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/readingschoolofdance/ Reading School of Dance Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/155061488 St Barnabas Hall, St Barnabas Road, Emmer Green RG4 8RA]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Karen North School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.karennorthdance.com/ Karen North School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/pg/Karen-North-School-of-Dance-908455982570112/about/ Karen North School of Dance Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>Bradfield Village Hall, Bradfield South End, Reading RG7 6EY</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5154779039 Morrell Room, Church Lane, Streatley RG8 9HT]</li></li></ul>
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|}
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=== Sequence ===
 +
 
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequence_dance Sequence dancing] is a form of dance in which a preset pattern of movements is followed, usually to music which is also predetermined. Sequence dancing may include dances of many different styles. The term may include ballroom dances which move round the floor as well as line, square and circle dances.
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
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|[[Tilehurst Sequence and Line Dance Club. ]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.danceweb.co.uk/tilehurst-sequence-and-line-dance-club/5835.aspx Tilehurst Sequence and Line Dance Club. ]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/115670482 Reading LDS Chapel, 280 The Meadway, Reading RG30 4PE]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Woodley Sequence Dance Club]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://sites.google.com/site/woodleysdc/ Woodley Sequence Dance Club]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]</li></li></ul>
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|}
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 +
=== Social Latin Dance ===
 +
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_dance Social latin (street latin) dances] are forms of Afro-Caribbean dances that are danced in clubs and latin party nights (in contrast to the more formal [[#Ballroom & Latin|Ballroom & Latin]] forms). The social latin dances most commonly danced in the Reading area are bachata, kizomba, salsa and, closely related to salsa, la rueda. There are also occasional lessons and workshops in merengue, cha-cha-chá, son and rumba.
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==== Classes ====
 +
 
 +
Some of the social latin dance schools run courses over a few weeks, some run drop-in classes. If you are new to a school, check with the organisers to confirm the dates, times and venues of lessons and courses and what level is best for you. If you like a school, connect with them on social media to be notified about cancellations or venue changes.
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 +
===== Bachata =====
 +
 
 +
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachata_(dance) Bachata] orignates from the Dominican Republic. A common figure in the dance is for the couple to dance sideways to a "step, step, step, tap" pattern.
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
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|[[Bachata Mondays]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.risingsunartscentre.org/events/bachata-mondays-0 Bachata Mondays]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/BachataandKizombaReading/ Bachata Mondays Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/BachataReading/ Bachata Mondays Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/113510891 The Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.instagram.com/tomichristelofficial/ Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/TropicalEmpireDance/ Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/TropicalEmpire/ Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire Facebook Group]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_meetup_(small).png]] [https://www.meetup.com/tropicalempire/ Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire Meetup Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/38492211 The Dance Studio Reading, 9a Loverock Road, Ashmere Terrace, Reading RG30 1DZ]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Salsa in Berkshire]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.cuban-salsa.co.uk/ Salsa in Berkshire]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/SalsaBerkshire/ Salsa in Berkshire Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/623581545 Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF]</li></li></ul>
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|[[The Salsa Family]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/thesalsafamily/ The Salsa Family Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2637597116 Wesley Church, Queens Road, Reading RG1 4BW]</li></li></ul>
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|}
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===== Kizomba =====
 +
 
 +
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kizomba Kizomba] originates from Angola. Kizomba music is characterised by a slow, romantic, sensuous rhythm.
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
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|[[Kizomba Wednesdays]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.risingsunartscentre.org/events/kizomba-wednesdays Kizomba Wednesdays]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/113510891 The Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Salsa in Berkshire]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.cuban-salsa.co.uk/ Salsa in Berkshire]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/623581545 Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF]</li></li></ul>
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|}
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===== La Rueda =====
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rueda_de_Casino La Rueda] is closely related to Salsa, particularly Cuban Salsa, and is often danced to the same music as Salsa. Pairs of dancers form a circle, with dance moves called out by a caller. The calls are in Spanish and some of the calls (notably "dame") instruct the dancers to move to the next partner around the circle. There are a couple of dance schools that specialise in La Rueda but it is often taught in regular salsa classes after the main lessons. At latin party nights, DJs sometimes call a rueda. This [https://youtu.be/7xpjG-mV5qc video] shows an example of La Rueda.
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
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|[[Afrodesia Salsa]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.afrodesiasalsa.co.uk/ Afrodesia Salsa]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/afrodesiasalsa/ Afrodesia Salsa Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/95856135  The MAPP Community Centre, 22-24 Mount Pleasant, Reading RG1 2TD]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Berkshire Rueda Circle]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/317425839029738/ Berkshire Rueda Circle Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/682691905 Neville Hall, Milley Road, Waltham St Lawrence RG10 0JP]</li></li></ul>
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|[[La Rueda at The Rising Sun Arts Centre]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.risingsunartscentre.org/events/la-rueda-0 La Rueda at The Rising Sun Arts Centre]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/113510891 The Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Strictly Cuban Salsa]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://clic56.wixsite.com/strictly-dancing Strictly Cuban Salsa]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/salsabinfield/ Strictly Cuban Salsa Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/682730633 Binfield Memorial Hall, Binfield RG42 4EW]</li></li></ul>
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|}
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===== Salsa =====
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There are a number of different styles of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsa_(dance) Salsa] including Colombian,Cuban, Miami, L.A., New York and Puerto Rican. The styles most commonly taught in the Reading area are Cross-Body Salsa (where the couple dance "on the line") and Cuban Salsa (where the couple rotate about each other). If you are new to Salsa the particular style probably doesn't matter too much and you will probably choose a class that is convenient to you but, after a while, you may find you have a preference for one style or the other and seek out those particular classes.
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 +
====== Cross-Body Salsa ======
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
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|[[Dance 2 Salsa]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.dance2salsa.co.uk/ Dance 2 Salsa]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/dance2infinitydanceacademy/ Dance 2 Salsa Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/682761661 Bird Hills Golf Centre, Drift Road, Maidenhead SL6 3ST]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/6397924389 Medmenham Village Hall, Henley Road, Westfield Bungalows, Medmenham, Marlow SL7 2HG]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Reading University Ballroom, Latin and Salsa]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.rusu.co.uk/student-activities/sports/dance/soc/dance/ Reading University Ballroom, Latin and Salsa]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/518694148260560/ Reading University Ballroom, Latin and Salsa Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/478387268 Wessex Hall, Whiteknights Road, Reading RG6 6BQ]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Red Hat Salsa]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.redhatsalsa.com/ Red Hat Salsa]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/redhatsalsauk/ Red Hat Salsa Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/16086797085/ Red Hat Salsa Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/682999599 Newbury Royal British Legion, Haig House, Pelican Lane, Newbury RG14 1NP]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/624126419 RISC Global Café, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/683058967 St Sebastian's Memorial Hall, Honey Hill, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham RG40 3BA]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.instagram.com/tomichristelofficial/ Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/TropicalEmpireDance/ Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/TropicalEmpire/ Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire Facebook Group]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_meetup_(small).png]] [https://www.meetup.com/tropicalempire/ Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire Meetup Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/38492211 The Dance Studio Reading, 9a Loverock Road, Ashmere Terrace, Reading RG30 1DZ]</li></li></ul>
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====== Cuban Salsa ======
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
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|[[Afrodesia Salsa]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.afrodesiasalsa.co.uk/ Afrodesia Salsa]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/afrodesiasalsa/ Afrodesia Salsa Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/95856135  The MAPP Community Centre, 22-24 Mount Pleasant, Reading RG1 2TD]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Dance 2 Salsa]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.dance2salsa.co.uk/ Dance 2 Salsa]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/dance2infinitydanceacademy/ Dance 2 Salsa Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/49794097 Maidenhead Rugby Club, Braywick Road, Maidenhead SL6 1BN]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Salsa in Berkshire]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.cuban-salsa.co.uk/ Salsa in Berkshire]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/SalsaBerkshire/ Salsa in Berkshire Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/623581545 Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Strictly Cuban Salsa]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://clic56.wixsite.com/strictly-dancing Strictly Cuban Salsa]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/salsabinfield/ Strictly Cuban Salsa Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/682730633 Binfield Memorial Hall, Binfield RG42 4EW]</li></li></ul>
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|[[The Salsa Family]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/thesalsafamily/ The Salsa Family Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4973749352 Revolucion de Cuba, 138-141 Friar St, Reading RG1 1EX]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2637597116 Wesley Church, Queens Road, Reading RG1 4BW]</li></li></ul>
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|}
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==== Socials ====
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There are a number of regular social latin events and party nights in the Reading area where you can expect bachata, kizomba and salsa music to be played. Some of these events include a "fun" or  introductory class. If you've not been to an event before, check with the organisers to confirm the date, time and venue. If you like a particular event, connect with the organisers on social media to be notified about cancellations or venue changes.
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Event Name!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Event Frequency!!  ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Venue
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|3rd Saturday Party Night||3rd Saturday of the month||[[Red Hat Salsa]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.redhatsalsa.com/salsa.dancing.php5?71 Red Hat Salsa]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/pg/redhatsalsauk/services/ Red Hat Salsa Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/16086797085/ Red Hat Salsa Facebook Group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/624126419 RISC Global Café, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS]
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|Buena Vista Night||1st Saturday of the month||[[Cubanisimo]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.cubanisimo.co.uk/ Cubanisimo]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/cubanisimo.oxford.1 Cubanisimo Facebook Page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/196318684 East Oxford Conservative Club, 62 James Sreet, Oxford OX4 1EU]
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|Latin Fiesta ||Sundays||[[Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.instagram.com/tomichristelofficial/ Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/TropicalEmpireDance/ Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/TropicalEmpire/ Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire Facebook Group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/38492211 The Dance Studio Reading, 9a Loverock Road, Ashmere Terrace, Reading RG30 1DZ]
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|Reading Salsa Latin Night||Check with the organiser||||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/48348628953/ Facebook Group]</li></ul>||
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|Salsa at The Angel||Last Friday of the month||[[Red Hat Salsa]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/16086797085/ Red Hat Salsa Facebook Group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/300933335 The Angel, Bath Rd, Woolhampton RG7 5RT]
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|Sunday Salsa Chill||2nd and 4th Sunday of the month||[[Red Hat Salsa]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/16086797085/ Red Hat Salsa Facebook Group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/14888813 The Turks, 31 London Road, Reading RG1 5BJ]
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|Yates Sunday Party||2nd Sunday of the month and/or<br>2nd Friday of the month,<br>check with the organiser||[[Salsa Bachata Social Club]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://salsabachatasocialclub.com/yates-fri-party/ Salsa Bachata Social Club]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/pg/SalsaBachataSocialClub/ Salsa Bachata Social Club Facebook Page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3732913298 Yates Reading, 7-9 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DB]
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|}
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=== Street Dance ===
 +
 
 +
==== Break ====
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[The Primary Dance Partnership]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.primarydancepartnership.co.uk/ The Primary Dance Partnership]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/PrimaryDancePartnership/ The Primary Dance Partnership Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/207386113076514/ The Primary Dance Partnership Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>Primary Schools</li></li></ul>
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|}
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==== Hip Hop ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Conco Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://concodance.com/ Conco Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/concodance/ Conco Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/70461910 St Michaels Church Hall, Routh Lane, Tilehurst RG30 4JY]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Dancercise]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.dancerciseuk.com/ Dancercise]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/85743566 Park United Reformed Church, Palmer Park Avenue, Earley RG6 1DN]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Reading School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.readingschoolofdance.com/ Reading School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/readingschoolofdance/ Reading School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/139821746 Caversham Heights Methodist Church, 74 Highmoor Road, Caversham RG4 7BG]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/132399234 Denefield School, Long Lane, Tilehurst RG31 6XY]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/155061488 St Barnabas Hall, St Barnabas Road, Emmer Green RG4 8RA]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Starlet Dance School]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://starletdance.com/ Starlet Dance School]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/starletdanceuk/ Starlet Dance School Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>Shinfield Grange, Cutbush Lane East, Shinfield RG2 9AF</li></li></ul>
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|[[Vibez Dance Studio]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.vibezdance.co.uk/ Vibez Dance Studio]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/vibezdanceuk Vibez Dance Studio Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]</li></li></ul>
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 +
|}
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 +
==== Street ====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[2B Performing Arts]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.2bperformingarts.co.uk/ 2B Performing Arts]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/2Bperformingarts/ 2B Performing Arts Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/98495540 All Saints Church Hall, 14 Downshire Square, Reading RG1 6NH]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[All Stars Theatre Academy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.allstardance.co.uk/ All Stars Theatre Academy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/AllStarsTheatreAcademy/ All Stars Theatre Academy Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/220840182 Burghfield Village Hall, Recreation Rd, Burghfield Common RG7 3EN]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Allenova School of Dancing]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.allenova.co.uk/ Allenova School of Dancing]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/AllenovaSchoolOfDancing Allenova School of Dancing Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/475387500 1 Berkshire Business Centre, 1 Berkshire Drive, Thatcham RG19 4EW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/85743566 Park United Reformed Church, Palmer Park Avenue, Earley RG6 1DN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/141175267 St Andrews Church Hall, 59 Albert Road, Caversham RG4 7AW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/70483377 St Mary Magdalen Hall, Rodway Road, Tilehurst RG30 6EX]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Arts Frenzy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://artsfrenzy.webs.com/dance-frenzy Arts Frenzy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/arts.frenzy Arts Frenzy Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/41199083 Langtree School, Reading Road, Woodcote RG8 0QY]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Berkshire Arts Academy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.berkshireartsacademy.com/ Berkshire Arts Academy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/BARTATheatreAcademy Berkshire Arts Academy Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/204059555 Scout Hut, Pinewood Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham RG40 3AQ]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Dance Reality Studios]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.dancerealitystudios.co.uk/ Dance Reality Studios]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Dance-Reality-Studios-153386061380114/ Dance Reality Studios Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/319255430 Unit 2 Marcus Close, Tilehurst RG30 4EA]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Dance Sensation]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.dancesensation.org.uk/ Dance Sensation]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/dancesensationschoolofperformingarts Dance Sensation Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/70517857 The Cornwell Centre, 4 Home Croft, Tilehurst RG31 5WJ]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Dancercise]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.dancerciseuk.com/ Dancercise]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/138758857 Caversham Hall, St John's Road, ​Caversham RG4 5AN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/138076890 The Weller Centre, ​Amersham Road, Caversham RG4 5BP]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Inspirations School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://inspirationsdance.co.uk/ Inspirations School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Inspirationsdanceuk/ Inspirations School of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/352895686 Basildon Village Hall, Bethesda Street, Upper Basildon RG8 8NU]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.jacad.co.uk/ Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/jacaddance/ Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/204059539 Pinewood Hall, Pinewood Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham RG40 3AQ]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Mo’s Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.mosdanceanddrama.co.uk/ Mo’s Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/MosDanceAndDrama/ Mo’s Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/155061512 Emmer Green Youth and Community Centre, Grove Road, Emmer Green RG4 8LN]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/83675571 Woodley Airfield Youth & Community Centre, Hurricane Way, Woodley RG5 4UX]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Starlet Dance School]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://starletdance.com/ Starlet Dance School]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/starletdanceuk/ Starlet Dance School Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>Shinfield Grange, Cutbush Lane East, Shinfield RG2 9AF</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Street Feet Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.streetfeetdance.co.uk/ Street Feet Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Streetfeetdance/ Street Feet Dance Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Susan Pheby School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://suepheby.co.uk/ Susan Pheby School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/SusanPhebyDance/ Susan Pheby School of Dance Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/301379022875/ Susan Pheby School of Dance Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/77479023 Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[The Primary Dance Partnership]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.primarydancepartnership.co.uk/ The Primary Dance Partnership]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/PrimaryDancePartnership/ The Primary Dance Partnership Facebook Page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/207386113076514/ The Primary Dance Partnership Facebook Group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>Primary Schools</li></li></ul>
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|[[Urban Stylez]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://urbanstylez.dance/ Urban Stylez]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/UrbanStylezUK/ Urban Stylez Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/83589928 John Madejski Academy, 125 Hartland Road, Reading RG2 8AF]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/41199083 Langtree School, Reading Road, Woodcote RG8 0QY]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/13870751 Leighton Park School, Shinfield Road, Reading RG2 7ED]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/566198806 The Wren School, 61-63 Bath Rd, Reading RG30 2BB]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Vibez Dance Studio]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.vibezdance.co.uk/ Vibez Dance Studio]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/vibezdanceuk Vibez Dance Studio Facebook Page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/79872145 Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP]</li></li></ul>
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 +
|}
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=== Swing Dance ===
 +
 
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'''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swing_(dance) Swing dance]''' is a group of dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s–1940s, with the origins of each dance predating the popular "swing era". During the swing era, there were hundreds of styles of swing dancing, but notable dances that have survived beyond that era include Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and Charleston. '''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues_dance Blues dance]''' is often danced by members of the swing dance community.
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 +
==== Classes ====
 +
 
 +
===== Balboa =====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
 +
 
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[All Jazzed Up]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://alljazzedup.com/ All Jazzed Up]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/alljazzedupswingdance/ All Jazzed Up Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/87332695 Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading RG1 4RJ]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Balboa Mondays]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.balboamondays.org/ Balboa Mondays]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/balboamondays/ Balboa Mondays Facebook group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/113510891 The Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST]</li></li></ul>
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 +
|}
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 +
===== Blues =====
 +
 
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[[Reading Swing Jam]] have previously offered Blues classes.
 +
 
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===== Charleston =====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Jive Cats]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://jive-cats.co.uk/ Jive Cats]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/jivecatsclasses/ Jive Cats Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/86482638 Redlands Parish Hall, 23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/141175267 St Andrews Church Hall, 59 Albert Road, Caversham RG4 7AW]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Reading Swing Jam]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.readingswingjam.co.uk/ Reading Swing Jam]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/readingswingjam/ Reading Swing Jam Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/113510891 The Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Swing Crazy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.berkshireswingdance.co.uk/ Swing Crazy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/SwingCrazy/ Swing Crazy Facebook page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/berkshireswingdance/ Swing Crazy Facebook group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/141175267 St Andrews Church Hall, 59 Albert Road, Caversham RG4 7AW]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/86482638 St Luke's Parish Hall, 23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR]</li></li></ul>
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|}
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===== Lindy Hop =====
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[All Jazzed Up]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://alljazzedup.com/ All Jazzed Up]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/alljazzedupswingdance/ All Jazzed Up Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/87332695 Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading RG1 4RJ]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Jive Cats]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://jive-cats.co.uk/ Jive Cats]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/jivecatsclasses/ Jive Cats Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/86482638 Redlands Parish Hall, 23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/211045780 Spencers Wood Village Hall, Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood RG7 1AP]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Reading Swing Jam]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.readingswingjam.co.uk/ Reading Swing Jam]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/readingswingjam/ Reading Swing Jam Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/86482638 St Luke's Parish Hall, 23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Reading University Swing Dance Society]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://rusds.wordpress.com/ Reading University Swing Dance Society]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/rulindyhoppers/ Reading University Swing Dance Society Facebook group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/478387268 Wessex Hall, Whiteknights Road, Reading RG6 6BQ]</li></li></ul>
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Swing Crazy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.berkshireswingdance.co.uk/ Swing Crazy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/SwingCrazy/ Swing Crazy Facebook page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/berkshireswingdance/ Swing Crazy Facebook group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/211045780 Spencers Wood Village Hall, Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood RG7 1AP]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/86482638 St Luke's Parish Hall, 23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR]</li></li></ul>
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|}
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===== Solo Jazz =====
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 +
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
 +
! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Reading Swing Jam]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.readingswingjam.co.uk/ Reading Swing Jam]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/readingswingjam/ Reading Swing Jam Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/113510891 The Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST]</li></li></ul>
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|}
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==== Socials ====
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="margin:left 0; text-align:left;"
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Event Name!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Event Frequency!!  ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School/Promoter!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Venue
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Café Zazous]]||Occasional Thursdays (check with the band and/or promoter)||[[Global Cafe]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://risc.org.uk/global-cafe Global Cafe]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/risc.org.uk/ Global Cafe Facebook page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/5636303958/ Global Cafe Facebook group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/624126419 RISC Global Café, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS]
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
 +
|[[Hop the Hall]]||1st Friday of the month||[[Oxford Lindy Hoppers]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://oxfordlindyhoppers.co.uk/events/hop-the-hall/ Oxford Lindy Hoppers]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/OxfordLindyHoppers/ Oxford Lindy Hoppers Facebook page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/230058567 St Margarets Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford OX2 6TN]
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Joint's a Hoppin']]||Last Friday of the month||[[Joint's a Hoppin']]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://jointsahoppin.co.uk/ Joint's a Hoppin']</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/jointsahoppin/ Joint's a Hoppin' Facebook group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/185684127 Woking Conservative Club, Mount Hermon Road, Woking GU22 7TA]
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|- style="vertical-align: top;"
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|[[Last Stop Balboa]]||2nd Sunday of the month||[[Last Stop Balboa]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/LastStopBalboa/ Last Stop Balboa Facebook page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/111835063 The Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE]
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|[[Reading Swing Jam]]||2nd Saturday of the month||[[Reading Swing Jam]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.readingswingjam.co.uk/ Reading Swing Jam]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/87332695 Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading RG1 4RJ]
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|[[The Ding Dong Daddios]]||Occasional Thursdays (check with the band and/or promoter)||[[The Purple Turtle]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.purpleturtlebar.com/reading/events/ The Purple Turtle]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/purpleturtlereading The Purple Turtle Facebook page]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/1991673510 The Purple Turtle, 9 Gun St, Reading RG1 2JR]
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|[[The Silver Heels]]||3rd Thursday of the month||[[Global Cafe]]||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://risc.org.uk/global-cafe Global Cafe]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/risc.org.uk/ Global Cafe Facebook page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/5636303958/ Global Cafe Facebook group]</li></ul>||[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/624126419 RISC Global Café, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS]
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==== Swing Bands ====
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{{Category:Swing_Bands}}
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See the [[:Category:Swing_Bands| Category:Swing Bands page]] for a list of local Swing Bands.
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==== Other Resources ====
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'''[https://www.facebook.com/groups/ReadingDancingFunBus/ Reading's Big Red Dancing Fun Bus!]''' is a Facebook group for dancers of Reading and nearby to share news of dance events and to organise rideshares or travel en masse by public transport.
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'''[https://www.facebook.com/groups/370912772958714/ Oxford Lindy Hoppers' Big Blue Fun Bus]''' is a Facebook group for Oxford Lindy Hoppers to help organise trips to other dance events! London, Bristol, Portsmouth, Gloucester, you name it, the Big Blue Fun Bus can help you get there.
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The '''[https://readingvintageswingdancescene.wordpress.com/ Reading Vintage Swing Dance Scene]'''
 
website ("For all things swing dance related in Reading") describes  
 
website ("For all things swing dance related in Reading") describes  
 
[https://readingvintageswingdancescene.wordpress.com/about/ the evolution of different types of Swing dance], lists  
 
[https://readingvintageswingdancescene.wordpress.com/about/ the evolution of different types of Swing dance], lists  
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[https://readingvintageswingdancescene.wordpress.com/vintage-bands-music/ bands],
 
[https://readingvintageswingdancescene.wordpress.com/vintage-bands-music/ bands],
 
[https://readingvintageswingdancescene.wordpress.com/venues/ venues] (including some non-dance places),
 
[https://readingvintageswingdancescene.wordpress.com/venues/ venues] (including some non-dance places),
[https://readingvintageswingdancescene.wordpress.com/vintage-retailers/ retailers] of vintage clotes etc, and more.
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[https://readingvintageswingdancescene.wordpress.com/vintage-retailers/ retailers] of vintage clothes etc, and more.
  
=== All Jazzed Up ===
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[http://alljazzedup.com/ All Jazzed Up] run [http://alljazzedup.com/classes/ courses] at [[Watlington House]] on Tuesdays and Thursdays and occasional
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[http://alljazzedup.com/danceevents events].
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They also have a [http://alljazzedup.com/blog/ blog] and a [https://www.facebook.com/alljazzedupswingdance facebook page].
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=== Ceroc ===
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=== Theatre ===
  
Ceroc is a Jive dance with simplified footwork making it easy to learn, and also the proprietary trade name of the organisations running lessons and dances. [http://www.ceroctv.co.uk/ Ceroc Thames Valley] runs [http://www.ceroctv.co.uk/classes drop-in classes] in Wokingham and Twyford and [http://www.cerocnewbury.co.uk/ Ceroc Newbury] in Newbury.
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==== Commercial ====
  
=== Reading Swing Jam ===
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[http://readingswingjam.co.uk/ Reading Swing Jam] run solo Jazz / Charleston courses at [[Rising Sun Arts Centre]] on Monday evenings, Blues at the [[Purple Turtle]] on Thursdays and other events.
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=== Reading University Swing Dance Society ===
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[https://www.rusu.co.uk/societies/SwingDanceSociety/ Reading University Swing Dance Society] (see also [https://rusds.wordpress.com/ RUSDS own website]) run classes and dances during University term times (but open to all, not just students or university members).
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|[[Dance Reality Studios]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.dancerealitystudios.co.uk/ Dance Reality Studios]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Dance-Reality-Studios-153386061380114/ Dance Reality Studios Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/319255430 Unit 2 Marcus Close, Tilehurst RG30 4EA]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Read Theatre School]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.readtheatreschool.co.uk/ Read Theatre School]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/ReadTheatreSchool/ Read Theatre School Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/39764715 Moorside Youth & Community Centre, Urquhart Road, Thatcham RG19 4RE]</li></li></ul>
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|[[The Primary Dance Partnership]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.primarydancepartnership.co.uk/ The Primary Dance Partnership]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/PrimaryDancePartnership/ The Primary Dance Partnership Facebook page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/207386113076514/ The Primary Dance Partnership Facebook group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>Primary Schools</li></li></ul>
  
=== Jive Cats ===
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[http://jive-cats.co.uk/ Jive Cats] run classes in Caversham, Woodley and elsewhere.
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=== Balboa Mondays ===
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==== Contemporary ====
[https://www.facebook.com/groups/277377452461158/ Balboa Mondays] run courses at the [[Rising Sun Arts Centre]] on Monday evenings, and other events.
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=== Global Cafe ===
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! ! style="text-align:left;"|Dance School!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Website(s)!! ! style="text-align:left;"|Class Venue(s)
  
The Silver Heels Band plays at [[Global Cafe]] on the 3rd Thursday of each month (with breaks in the summer and at Christmas/New Year). Cafe Zazous also play every other month, music in a Django Reinhard French cafe Jazz genre, also on Thursdays. Both usually attract Balboa, Lindy etc dancers.
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|[[Arts Frenzy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://artsfrenzy.webs.com/dance-frenzy Arts Frenzy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/arts.frenzy Arts Frenzy Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/41199083 Langtree School, Reading Road, Woodcote RG8 0QY]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Berkshire Arts Academy]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.berkshireartsacademy.com/ Berkshire Arts Academy]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/BARTATheatreAcademy Berkshire Arts Academy Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/204059555 Scout Hut, Pinewood Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham RG40 3AQ]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Dance Reality Studios]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.dancerealitystudios.co.uk/ Dance Reality Studios]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/Dance-Reality-Studios-153386061380114/ Dance Reality Studios Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/319255430 Unit 2 Marcus Close, Tilehurst RG30 4EA]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Read Theatre School]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.readtheatreschool.co.uk/ Read Theatre School]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/ReadTheatreSchool/ Read Theatre School Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/39764715 Moorside Youth & Community Centre, Urquhart Road, Thatcham RG19 4RE]</li></li></ul>
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|[[Reading School of Dance]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [https://www.readingschoolofdance.com/ Reading School of Dance]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/readingschoolofdance/ Reading School of Dance Facebook page]</li></ul>||<ul><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/139821746 Caversham Heights Methodist Church, 74 Highmoor Road, Caversham RG4 7BG]</li></li><li>[https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/153747654 Highdown School, Surley Row, Emmer Green RG4 8LR]</li></li></ul>
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|[[The Primary Dance Partnership]] ||<ul><li>[[File:Icon,_world_wide_web_(small).png]] [http://www.primarydancepartnership.co.uk/ The Primary Dance Partnership]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/PrimaryDancePartnership/ The Primary Dance Partnership Facebook page]</li><li>[[File:Icon,_facebook_(small).png]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/207386113076514/ The Primary Dance Partnership Facebook group]</li></ul>||<ul><li>Primary Schools</li></li></ul>
  
=== Purple Turtle ===
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The [http://www.dingdongdaddios.com/ Ding Dong Daddios] used to play regular monthly gigs at the [[Purple Turtle]] which attracted a lot of local swing dancers, though currently (Sept 2016) they don't seem to have any gigs listed.
 
  
== Tango ==
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=== Fitness Dance ===
  
Milongas are Tango social dances.
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==== Clubbercise ====
  
=== Berkshire Tango Club ===
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[https://www.clubbercise.com/ Clubbercise] was started in 2014 and features integrated cardio, toning, combat and plyometric moves.  
[http://www.argentinetangotomnicksonreading.co.uk/ The Berkshire Argentine Tango Club] ''(note web page plays unsolicited audio)'' runs classes in Caversham and Woodley.
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=== Reading Tango Club ===
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Clubbercise is taught in [https://www.clubbercise.com/find-a-class several locations in the Reading area].
[http://www.readingtango.com/ Reading Tango Club] runs classes at St Luke's Hall in Erleigh Rd, and Milonga socials.
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=== Rising Sun Arts Centre ===
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==== FitSteps ====
[http://www.risingsunartscentre.org/events/argentine-tango The Rising Sun] runs drop-in classes on Thursday evenings.
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[https://www.fitsteps.co.uk/ FitSteps] was launched in 2013 by Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite with Mark Foster. It is an energetic, up beat dance fitness class featuring favourite dance styles.
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FitSteps is taught in [https://www.fitsteps.co.uk/class-finder/ several locations in the Reading area].
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==== Zumba ====
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[https://www.zumba.com/ Zumba] is an exercise fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Pérez during the 1990s. It mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.
  
== others ==
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Zumba is taught in [https://www.zumba.com/ja-JP/party?formatted_address=%E3%82%A4%E3%82%AE%E3%83%AA%E3%82%B9+%E3%83%AC%E3%83%87%E3%82%A3%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0&lat=51.4542645&lng=-0.9781302999999753&search=Reading%2C+%E3%83%AC%E3%83%87%E3%82%A3%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0+UK&day_monday=1&day_tuesday=1&day_wednesday=1&day_thursday=1&day_friday=1&day_saturday=1&day_sunday=1&hide_unverified=1 many locations in the Reading area].
  
* Folk - French, Greek etc?
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== External Links ==
* Ballroom?
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*[https://www.areyoudancing.com/dance-events/ AreYouDancing Dance Events]
* Tap?
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*[https://www.areyoudancing.com/dance-directory/ AreYouDancing Dance Directory]
* Belly?
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* others?
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Latest revision as of 22:44, 5 September 2019


The Reading area has classes in a wide variety of dance from the well-established forms of ballroom and ballet to more recently popular forms such as swing, street and salsa. Some of these classes, for example ballet and street, are commonly (though not exclusively) extra-curricular classes for school aged children while dances such as swing and salsa tend to be more youth and adult oriented and often have social events.

There are groups running drop-in classes, courses and social dances in various styles in and around Reading. Classes generally run weekly. Courses are series of classes where they start with the basics and build up week by week (so you need to start at the beginning of the course). Drop-in classes are where you can start any time - they often have beginners' lessons earlier in the evening with more advanced lessons later. Many have social dancing at the end of the evening after the lesson(s). Levels of difficulty/competence are often described as beginners, improvers, intermediate and advanced.

Most dance forms are partnered dances, although you usually don't need to take a partner and even if you go as a couple to a lesson the teachers usually ask people to change partners so everybody gets to practice with everybody else. Most dance forms also have leader and follower roles which are generally assigned to men and women. Where there is an imbalance in numbers what usually happens is that surplus men or women take turns standing by while other couples practice a move, and then as participants change partners those waiting re-join and others have to wait a turn. Sometimes surplus participants will practice a move on their own (with an imaginary partner) until they move on to the next real partner. Sometimes, if there are more women than men, some women will take leader roles to balance the numbers. It is less common for extra men to take follower roles although in some social dances men will dance with other men as well as women with other women.

There are also solo dances (such as taught at Reading Swing Jam's Jazz / Charleston classes) which can be performed by a group ensemble, or by pairs or groups improvising and responding to each others' moves.

Organisers of partnered dances generally encourage participants to observe good personal hygiene! Take a bath or shower beforehand, use deodorant if necessary, brush your teeth etc. For all dance forms it's advisable to take water to drink, and possibly a towel and/or a fan in all but the coldest weather: dancing is exercise and you can get quite warm.


Fun Fact There is some scientific evidence that dance may improve brain health, reduce risk of dementia, improve mood and certain cognitive skills such as visual recognition and decision-making, reduce stress and help develop new neural connections, especially in regions involved in executive function, long-term memory, and spatial recognition, and even to be therapeutic for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Classes & Socials

In the following lists the dances are grouped by which dances are of interest to the same people and/or which dances are danced at the same socials, it not a rigorous academic classification. If you see problems with this grouping please raise the matter in the discussion page.

5Rhythms

5Rhythms is a movement meditation practice devised by Gabrielle Roth in the late 1970s. It draws from indigenous and world traditions using tenets of shamanistic, ecstatic, mystical and eastern philosophy. 5Rhythms dancing is often described as moving meditation.

Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
5Rhythms Reading

Argentine Tango

Classes

Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
El Amanecer
Reading Tango Club
Reading University Tango Society
Tango Secrets
Vibez Dance Studio

Socials

Tango social dances are Milongas.

Event Name Event Frequency Dance School Website(s) Venue
Cambalache Usually 3rd Saturday of the month Reading Tango Club St Luke's Parish Hall, 23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR
Eton Dorney Milonga Check with the organiser Tango Secrets Eton Dorney Village Hall, Dorney Reach, Maidenhead SL6 0DS
Eton Milonga Check with the organiser Thames Valley Tango Old Windsor Memorial Hall, Straight Road, Old Windsor, Windsor SL4 2RN
La Primera 2nd Saturday of the month El Amanecer Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP
Matinee Milonga Check with the organiser Reading Tango Club Moulsford Pavilion, Recreation Ground, The Sreet, Moulsford OX10 9JD
Papa Caliente Check with the organiser Tango FFS St Laurence's Church, Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DA
Tango Aurora Milonga Check with the organiser Tango Aurora Botley Women's Institute, 33 North Hinksey Lane, Oxford OX2 0LT
West London Milonga Check with the organiser Tango Secrets 2 Duke's Avenue, Chiswick, London W4 2AE

Ballet, Tap, Modern & Jazz

Ballet, tap, modern & jazz are often taught by the same dance schools. While a lot of the teaching is oriented towards children of school age, some schools offer adult classes.

Ballet

Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
2B Performing Arts
Alison Jayne School of Dance
All Stars Theatre Academy
Allenova School of Dancing
Allied Schools of Dance
Arts Frenzy
Dance Reality Studios
Dance Sensation
Dancercise
Inspirations School of Dance
JG Dance
Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance
Karen North School of Dance
Knight School of Dance
Lynette Stephenson Academy of Dance
Mo’s Dance
Read Theatre School
Reading School of Dance
Starlet Dance School
  • Shinfield Grange, Cutbush Lane East, Shinfield RG2 9AF
Susan Pheby School of Dance
The Bryett School of Dance
The Lodge School of Theatre Dance
The Olivia Dance Academy
Vibez Dance Studio
West Berks Ballet School

Jazz

Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
2B Performing Arts
Allenova School of Dancing
Allied Schools of Dance
Dance Reality Studios
Dancercise
Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance
Karen North School of Dance
Read Theatre School
Starlet Dance School
  • Shinfield Grange, Cutbush Lane East, Shinfield RG2 9AF
Susan Pheby School of Dance
The Olivia Dance Academy
The Primary Dance Partnership
  • Primary Schools
Vibez Dance Studio

Modern

Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
2B Performing Arts
Alison Jayne School of Dance
All Stars Theatre Academy
Allied Schools of Dance
Berkshire Arts Academy
Dance Reality Studios
Dance Sensation
JG Dance
Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance
Knight School of Dance
Lynette Stephenson Academy of Dance
Starlet Dance School
  • Shinfield Grange, Cutbush Lane East, Shinfield RG2 9AF
The Bryett School of Dance
The Olivia Dance Academy
West Berks Ballet School

Tap

Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
2B Performing Arts
Alison Jayne School of Dance
All Stars Theatre Academy
Allenova School of Dancing
Allied Schools of Dance
Arts Frenzy
Dance Reality Studios
Dance Sensation
Dancercise
Inspirations School of Dance
JG Dance
Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance
Karen North School of Dance
Knight School of Dance
Lynette Stephenson Academy of Dance
Mo’s Dance
Read Theatre School
Starlet Dance School
  • Shinfield Grange, Cutbush Lane East, Shinfield RG2 9AF
Susan Pheby School of Dance
The Bryett School of Dance
The Olivia Dance Academy
Vibez Dance Studio
West Berks Ballet School

Ballroom & Latin

Classes

Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
Berkshire Ballroom
County Dance
Dance Reality Studios
Miles School of Dancing
Reading University Ballroom, Latin and Salsa
The Dance Studio Reading
The Dance Zone
Vibez Dance Studio

Socials

Event Name Event Frequency Dance School Website(s) Venue
Berkshire Ballroom Social Occasional Berkshire Ballroom Easthampstead Park Community School, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 8FS
County Dance Saturday Social Most months County Dance Loddon Valley Leisure Centre, Rushey Way, Earley RG6 4GD
County Dance Sunday Social Most weeks County Dance St Giles Hall, Southampton Street, Reading RG1 2QP
Miles School of Dancing Social Occasional Miles School of Dancing
Vibez Saturday Social Dance Monthly Vibez Dance Studio Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP
Vibez Sunday Tea Dance Every other month Vibez Dance Studio Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP
Vibez Tuesday Tea Dance Monthly Vibez Dance Studio Vibez Dance Studio, First Floor, 81-87 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JP

Bellydance

Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
Reading University Bellydance Society
Santa Maria Bellydance Academy
Sonia's Belly Dance Academy
    Vibez Dance Studio

    Burlesque

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Burledance

    Capoeira

    Capoeira was developed by African slaves in Brazil at the beginning of the 16th century. It is known for its quick and complex manoeuvres, predominantly using power, speed, and leverage across a wide variety of kicks, spins, and other techniques.

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Capoeira Reading

    Ceroc & Modern Jive

    Ceroc & Modern Jive are dances derived from swing, Lindy Hop, rock and roll, salsa and others, the main innovation being to simplify the footwork by removing syncopation such as chasse.

    Classes

    Ceroc
    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Ceroc Newbury
    Ceroc Twyford
    Modern Jive
    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Ginger Jive (Burghfield)
    Ginger Jive (Thatcham)

    Socials

    Event Name Event Frequency Dance School Website(s) Venue
    C'Est Soir Most months on a Saturday Ceroc Oxford The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX
    Chic Monthly on a Wednesday Ceroc Oxford Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BX
    Evolve Most months on a Saturday Ceroc Oxford Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Rd, Didcot OX11 7JN
    Ginger Jive at Burghfield Most months Ginger Jive (Burghfield) Burghfield CSA Club, James Lane, Burghfield RG30 3RS
    Temptation Tea Dance (Benson) Frequent Sunday afternoon tea dances Jive Temptation Benson Parish Hall, Sunnyside, Benson OX10 6LZ
    Temptation Tea Dance (Harwell) Frequent Sunday afternoon tea dances Jive Temptation Harwell Village Hall, High Street, Harwell OX11 0EX
    Temptation Tea Dance (Marlborough) Frequent Sunday afternoon tea dances Jive Temptation Marlborough Town Hall, High Street, Marlborough SN8 1AA
    Temptation Tea Dance (Wallingford) Frequent Sunday afternoon tea dances Jive Temptation Wallingford Masonic Centre, Goldsmiths Lane, Wallingford OX10 0DU

    Disco & Freestyle

    Disco

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Inspirations School of Dance
    Susan Pheby School of Dance
    The Primary Dance Partnership
    • Primary Schools

    Freestyle

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Susan Pheby School of Dance
    The Dance Zone

    Folk Dance

    Balfolk

    Balfolk is folk dance and music from France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy. Live music and partner dancing come together in ‘Bals’ (folk dance events that happen regularly in these European countries and which are gaining popularity in the UK too). A bal is the European equivalent of a ceilidh, with a mixture of couple dances (such as the waltz and mazurka), circle dances (such as the Chapelloise) and dances done in long winding lines (such as the hanter dro). The dances are not called, but they are easy to pick up.

    Event Name Event Frequency Dance School Website(s) Venue
    Oxford Bals Check with the organiser Balfolk Oxford
    Reading Bals 1st Sunday of most months Balfolk Reading Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading RG1 4RJ

    Ceilidhs

    Ceilidhs are social folk dances. Dancing is usually in the form of ceilidh dances, set dances or couple dances and is often called by a "caller".

    Event Name Event Frequency Dance School Website(s) Venue
    Family Ceilidh 2nd Sunday of the month apart from summer months Family Ceilidh Oxford Cutteslowe Park Pavilion, Cutteslowe Park, Oxford OX2 8ES
    Oxford Ceilidhs 2nd Saturday of the month, from October to May, except April Oxford Ceilidhs Kennington Village Hall, Kennington Road, Kennington OX1 5PG

    Clog

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Aldbrickham Clog & Step Dancers

    Greek

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Allenova School of Dancing

    Irish Set

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    SetsMad Basingstoke

    Morris

    Morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music. It is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers, usually wearing bell pads on their shins. Sticks, swords and handkerchiefs may also be wielded by the dancers to match with the dance.

    The world of Morris is organised and supported by three organisations:

    The styles of Morris danced in the Reading area include Border Morris, Cotswold Morris and North West Morris.

    Border Morris

    Border Morris is a collection of individual local dances from villages along the English side of the Welsh–English border in the counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire. The tradition is characterised by blackened faces, tattered shirts or coats, lots of stick-clashing and a big band traditionally comprising melodeons, fiddles, concertinas, triangles and tambourines, although they now often also feature other instruments.

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Borderline Morris
    OBJ Morris
    Shinfield Shambles
    Cotswold Morris

    Cotswold Morris is from an area mostly in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Normally danced with handkerchiefs or sticks to accompany the hand movements. Dances are usually for six or eight dancers, but solo and duo dances (known as single or double jigs) also occur.

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Berkshire Bedlam
    Hurst Morris People
    Kennet Morris Men
    North West Morris

    North West Morris is a more military and often processional style, that developed from the mills in the North-West of England in the 19th and early 20th centuries and has always featured mixed and female sides. North West Morris sides usually wear clogs.

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Tæppa's Tump

    National

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Allenova School of Dancing

    Scottish Country

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Reading St Andrew's Scottish Dancing Society

    Gymnastic

    Acro

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Dance Reality Studios
    Lynette Stephenson Academy of Dance
    Vibez Dance Studio

    Cheer

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Susan Pheby School of Dance
    Vibez Dance Studio

    Gymnastic

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Susan Pheby School of Dance

    Pole

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Ms. Sharon Randall
    Reading Pole Arts
    Vibez Dance Studio


    Indian Dance

    Bhangra

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Indian Community Centre

    Bharatanatyam

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Kalakunj

    Bollywood

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Bollywood Dance Worldwide
    Indian Community Centre
    My Dance Land
    Vibez Dance Studio

    Kathak

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Drishti Dance

    Jive, Line & Stroll

    Classes

    Jitterbug Boogie
    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Jive Cats
    Swing Crazy
    Jive
    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Jive Cats
    Swing Crazy
    Teach Me 2 Dance
    Line
    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Crystal Steps
    Steps 'n' Stetsons
    Tilehurst Sequence and Line Dance Club.
    Stroll
    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Jive Cats
    Swing Crazy

    Socials

    Event Name Event Frequency Dance School Website(s) Venue
    Reading Rock 'n' Roll 3rd Friday of the month Reading Rock 'n' Roll Burghfield CSA Club, James Lane, Burghfield RG30 3RS
    Rhythm Ranch Most months Rhythm Ranch Pinewood Bar and Café, Unit 8, Pinewood Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham RG40 3AQ
    Thunderbird Check with the organiser Thunderbird Club Woodcote Village Hall, Reading Road, Woodcote RG8 0SD

    Pre-school

    There are dance classes aimed specifically at pre-school children.

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    diddi dance
    Reading School of Dance
    Karen North School of Dance

    Sequence

    Sequence dancing is a form of dance in which a preset pattern of movements is followed, usually to music which is also predetermined. Sequence dancing may include dances of many different styles. The term may include ballroom dances which move round the floor as well as line, square and circle dances.

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Tilehurst Sequence and Line Dance Club.
    Woodley Sequence Dance Club

    Social Latin Dance

    Social latin (street latin) dances are forms of Afro-Caribbean dances that are danced in clubs and latin party nights (in contrast to the more formal Ballroom & Latin forms). The social latin dances most commonly danced in the Reading area are bachata, kizomba, salsa and, closely related to salsa, la rueda. There are also occasional lessons and workshops in merengue, cha-cha-chá, son and rumba.

    Classes

    Some of the social latin dance schools run courses over a few weeks, some run drop-in classes. If you are new to a school, check with the organisers to confirm the dates, times and venues of lessons and courses and what level is best for you. If you like a school, connect with them on social media to be notified about cancellations or venue changes.

    Bachata

    Bachata orignates from the Dominican Republic. A common figure in the dance is for the couple to dance sideways to a "step, step, step, tap" pattern.

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Bachata Mondays
    Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire
    Salsa in Berkshire
    The Salsa Family
    Kizomba

    Kizomba originates from Angola. Kizomba music is characterised by a slow, romantic, sensuous rhythm.

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Kizomba Wednesdays
    Salsa in Berkshire
    La Rueda

    La Rueda is closely related to Salsa, particularly Cuban Salsa, and is often danced to the same music as Salsa. Pairs of dancers form a circle, with dance moves called out by a caller. The calls are in Spanish and some of the calls (notably "dame") instruct the dancers to move to the next partner around the circle. There are a couple of dance schools that specialise in La Rueda but it is often taught in regular salsa classes after the main lessons. At latin party nights, DJs sometimes call a rueda. This video shows an example of La Rueda.

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Afrodesia Salsa
    Berkshire Rueda Circle
    La Rueda at The Rising Sun Arts Centre
    Strictly Cuban Salsa
    Salsa

    There are a number of different styles of Salsa including Colombian,Cuban, Miami, L.A., New York and Puerto Rican. The styles most commonly taught in the Reading area are Cross-Body Salsa (where the couple dance "on the line") and Cuban Salsa (where the couple rotate about each other). If you are new to Salsa the particular style probably doesn't matter too much and you will probably choose a class that is convenient to you but, after a while, you may find you have a preference for one style or the other and seek out those particular classes.

    Cross-Body Salsa
    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Dance 2 Salsa
    Reading University Ballroom, Latin and Salsa
    Red Hat Salsa
    Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire
    Cuban Salsa
    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Afrodesia Salsa
    Dance 2 Salsa
    Salsa in Berkshire
    Strictly Cuban Salsa
    The Salsa Family

    Socials

    There are a number of regular social latin events and party nights in the Reading area where you can expect bachata, kizomba and salsa music to be played. Some of these events include a "fun" or introductory class. If you've not been to an event before, check with the organisers to confirm the date, time and venue. If you like a particular event, connect with the organisers on social media to be notified about cancellations or venue changes.

    Event Name Event Frequency Dance School Website(s) Venue
    3rd Saturday Party Night 3rd Saturday of the month Red Hat Salsa RISC Global Café, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS
    Buena Vista Night 1st Saturday of the month Cubanisimo East Oxford Conservative Club, 62 James Sreet, Oxford OX4 1EU
    Latin Fiesta Sundays Salsa Bachata Tropical Empire The Dance Studio Reading, 9a Loverock Road, Ashmere Terrace, Reading RG30 1DZ
    Reading Salsa Latin Night Check with the organiser
    Salsa at The Angel Last Friday of the month Red Hat Salsa The Angel, Bath Rd, Woolhampton RG7 5RT
    Sunday Salsa Chill 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month Red Hat Salsa The Turks, 31 London Road, Reading RG1 5BJ
    Yates Sunday Party 2nd Sunday of the month and/or
    2nd Friday of the month,
    check with the organiser
    Salsa Bachata Social Club Yates Reading, 7-9 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DB

    Street Dance

    Break

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    The Primary Dance Partnership
    • Primary Schools

    Hip Hop

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    Conco Dance
    Dancercise
    Reading School of Dance
    Starlet Dance School
    • Shinfield Grange, Cutbush Lane East, Shinfield RG2 9AF
    Vibez Dance Studio

    Street

    Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
    2B Performing Arts
    All Stars Theatre Academy
    Allenova School of Dancing
    Arts Frenzy
    Berkshire Arts Academy
    Dance Reality Studios
    Dance Sensation
    Dancercise
    Inspirations School of Dance
    Jayne A. Coleman Academy of Dance
    Mo’s Dance
    Starlet Dance School
    • Shinfield Grange, Cutbush Lane East, Shinfield RG2 9AF
    Street Feet Dance
      Susan Pheby School of Dance
      The Primary Dance Partnership
      • Primary Schools
      Urban Stylez
      Vibez Dance Studio

      Swing Dance

      Swing dance is a group of dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s–1940s, with the origins of each dance predating the popular "swing era". During the swing era, there were hundreds of styles of swing dancing, but notable dances that have survived beyond that era include Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and Charleston. Blues dance is often danced by members of the swing dance community.

      Classes

      Balboa
      Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
      All Jazzed Up
      Balboa Mondays
      Blues

      Reading Swing Jam have previously offered Blues classes.

      Charleston
      Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
      Jive Cats
      Reading Swing Jam
      Swing Crazy
      Lindy Hop
      Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
      All Jazzed Up
      Jive Cats
      Reading Swing Jam
      Reading University Swing Dance Society
      Swing Crazy
      Solo Jazz
      Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
      Reading Swing Jam

      Socials

      Event Name Event Frequency Dance School/Promoter Website(s) Venue
      Café Zazous Occasional Thursdays (check with the band and/or promoter) Global Cafe RISC Global Café, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS
      Hop the Hall 1st Friday of the month Oxford Lindy Hoppers St Margarets Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford OX2 6TN
      Joint's a Hoppin' Last Friday of the month Joint's a Hoppin' Woking Conservative Club, Mount Hermon Road, Woking GU22 7TA
      Last Stop Balboa 2nd Sunday of the month Last Stop Balboa The Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE
      Reading Swing Jam 2nd Saturday of the month Reading Swing Jam Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading RG1 4RJ
      The Ding Dong Daddios Occasional Thursdays (check with the band and/or promoter) The Purple Turtle The Purple Turtle, 9 Gun St, Reading RG1 2JR
      The Silver Heels 3rd Thursday of the month Global Cafe RISC Global Café, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS

      Swing Bands

      There are a number of bands who play gigs in the Reading area featuring swing music. Where the gig's venue has space for dancing and is "dance friendly" you will often see some of Reading's swing dancers who will typically be dancing Lindy Hop or Balboa.

      See the Category:Swing Bands page for a list of local Swing Bands.

      Other Resources

      Reading's Big Red Dancing Fun Bus! is a Facebook group for dancers of Reading and nearby to share news of dance events and to organise rideshares or travel en masse by public transport.

      Oxford Lindy Hoppers' Big Blue Fun Bus is a Facebook group for Oxford Lindy Hoppers to help organise trips to other dance events! London, Bristol, Portsmouth, Gloucester, you name it, the Big Blue Fun Bus can help you get there.

      The Reading Vintage Swing Dance Scene website ("For all things swing dance related in Reading") describes the evolution of different types of Swing dance, lists classes (with a Google calendar), events, bands, venues (including some non-dance places), retailers of vintage clothes etc, and more.


      Theatre

      Commercial

      Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
      Dance Reality Studios
      Read Theatre School
      The Primary Dance Partnership
      • Primary Schools

      Contemporary

      Dance School Website(s) Class Venue(s)
      Arts Frenzy
      Berkshire Arts Academy
      Dance Reality Studios
      Read Theatre School
      Reading School of Dance
      The Primary Dance Partnership
      • Primary Schools


      Fitness Dance

      Clubbercise

      Clubbercise was started in 2014 and features integrated cardio, toning, combat and plyometric moves.

      Clubbercise is taught in several locations in the Reading area.

      FitSteps

      FitSteps was launched in 2013 by Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite with Mark Foster. It is an energetic, up beat dance fitness class featuring favourite dance styles.

      FitSteps is taught in several locations in the Reading area.

      Zumba

      Zumba is an exercise fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Pérez during the 1990s. It mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.

      Zumba is taught in many locations in the Reading area.

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