We're all going on a summer holiday....

While you are away if you fancy a dance round the pool or living room you can listen to some of my fav tracks on Spotify. Old classics plus new stuff !! Just click on the icon at the bottom of the website. I'm clever aren't I !! OK, I'll admit I had a bit of help from SV !!

Anyway, before you go off on your Jolly's, we have three dances left before we put our Just Jive feet up. Firstly Friday 13th (what could go wrong!!) at King's Stanley Village Hall, Saturday 14th at St Paul's Church Centre Swindon and finally our End of Term Peaky Blinders dance in Dursley on 20th July. Fancy Dress competition for best Lady and Gent. It's not compulsory, so come along anyway Guy's if fancy dress not your thing. It'll be a good night.

Happy Holidays everyone, keep dancing and see you soon.

Jim x

Happy Jimmy !!

Just wanted to say that after just 4 weeks of the new term we are already seeing some really cool looking dancers. All our beginner classes are looking good, and watching you have a practice dance at the end of the lesson is wicked. Sarah had a dance with Mark AKA 'Rory' from 1940sradio.com. After just three weeks, of beginner classes in Cam, he led her brilliantly around the floor. Well done mate!! Shaun and Laura you are a top team indeed!!   

We are  lucky to have the most amazing loyal support team who come along and help in our classes. You will spot some of them wearing 'Dance Taxi' T-Shirts. They have many years of dance experience and will give additional support to anybody not comfortable with a move. Over the next few months you will see a few more 'Dance Taxi' helpers join the ranks. I bloody love you all !!

See you all soon Jim xx

Swing Dancing at The Wacky Races

Hi Guys, we have been asked to help launch the newly renovated Railway Carriage Cafe at the The Goods Shed Tetbury. It coincides with The Wacky Races event in Tetbury. If you fancy coming down and dancing with us we would love to see you. All Swing Styles welcome. Hopefully it will be warm and sunny and we will be outside the Goods Shed dancing away. If it rains we will be inside the Shed. Come along about 10.30am. Love Jim x

The Goods Shed, Gumstool Hill GL8 8EY.

Polite Notice Ref: 1940's Dance.

Ladies and Gents, Please note that if you turn up on the night and you haven't paid for or reserved a ticket you will be turned away. Sorry if this sounds harsh, but we have to be fair to the guys who are on the waiting list. We are full to the brim and the event has sold out. Kind Regards Jim xx

1940's Dance SOLD OUT

Hi Guys, The tickets for our 1940's Dance have now SOLD OUT. Thankyou for supporting us. It will be a wicked night!! If you have reserved a ticket please can you let us know if you DO NOT want yours as we have a waiting list. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Jim xx


Last Class next week....

Well another term is coming to a close next week. Easter holidays are just around the corner. Just want to say that you are all bloody brilliant. Our beginners have made us so proud. You guys really listen and each week you have progressed with style. Come and talk to me if you have any  questions about moving up to the Intermediate level. I'm happy to talk you through what to expect.  If you want to repeat the beginner level that's cool too!! See you all next week for our final week of term.

Happy Easter Love Jim xx



Dancing Doldrums ??

So you come along to class, you watch the teachers, you go through the move and it all seems to be pretty cool....  Yep, I've got this...

Think I'll go to a dance, show my moves..  Oh S**t  ..... what do I do now ? Why can I only think of three moves ? Oh god please don't ask me to dance, I can't remember anything !!

Don't panic. Guys we've all been there,  including me.  I can help you out of the doldrums. I offer Private Lessons and I can tailor  the tuition to suit what you need to get you confident and dancing with ease. I have a dance studio at home and can do one - two hour private lessons. Happy to work with a couple or on just one person. If you want more info contact me.  Jim x

Dursley Dance Cancelled

Hi Guys, Although we don't have much snow at the moment, I think it best to cancel our Friday Dance in Dursley. Better safe than sorry.

Stay warm and safe everyone and see you soon. Love Jim xx

Cancellation of Shim Sham

Hi Guys, I've done it again !! Sorry to say the Shim Sham Stroll Workshop is cancelled. I didn't realise it was Mothering Sunday and the only strolling should be done with your mum in the park. Sorry once again. We will endevour to teach this stroll on another date. Jim.

Welcome aboard Shaun and Laura -Astrid

So chuffed that these two lovely people will be teaching Swing Jive for us next term. They will be at Arthur S Winterbotham Memorial Hall, Cam Dursley from April 17th.  Not only are they cool dancers but wonderful people too. I wish them lots of love and success. Jim x


Full steam ahead..

Well all our classes are now running with Tetbury starting their new term this week. I have to say how impressed I am with the standard of the beginners in ALL our classes. Some really quick learners and cool dancers already. Keep it going, it will get better and better. We get asked sometimes about footwear. What should you go for, where to buy from etc. We recommend a company called Bleyer. If you have any questions just come and see me and I'll tell you what to go for.

Have a look on line at www.swinggear.co.uk

Source: www.swinggear.co.uk