Learn to Dance

Friendly dance classes that treat you as an individual rather than just one of the crowd. At Jivebeat the emphasis is on you learning to dance your way, with one-to-one help available after every class and a modern teaching style that keeps the fun in learning, whatever your dancing experience.

All our classes are drop-in classes, with no courses to book or specific days that you have to start. Jivebeat LeRoc (modern jive) and Argentine Tango classes always start with the basics, then we add in something more detailed or challenging for anyone with a bit more experience to work with.

Give it a go!

But don't take our word for it, give it a go and see for yourself what has made partner dancing such a huge phenomenon. A Jivebeat evening is as much a social event as it is a dance class, so come with friends and make an evening of it, or come on your own and make new friends when you get there. There is no need to book, just come along, join the fun, and learn to dance! You don't even have to bring a partner!

Event Diary

For our full diary of forthcoming events and classes click here but this is what is happening in Jivebeat over the next week...


Fri 22nd Jun: Sevenoaks Community Centre, Sevenoaks

X-Tango Alternative Milonga

Our monthly Sevenoaks X-Tango Alternative Milonga is this week on the 22nd June, with all the alternative tango music you love. But as it falls on the day after the summer solstice we thought we'd give it a bit of a summery twist. So this month's X-Tango is... Nuit Blanche.

The first day of summer... also called Midsummer's Day (yes, that confuses me too)... the longest day and the shortest night. The theme is light... bright... white. Wear something white if you have it... a shirt, an outfit, an accessory... it's definitely not compulsory but should be a bit of fun.

X-Tango with a summery twist. See you there!


Sat 23rd Jun: Stanley Halls, South Norwood

Tea Dance

Dancing, tea, and cakes. What more could you want?

More details nearer the time.


Tue 26th Jun: Stanley Halls, South Norwood

X-Tango Alternative Milonga

No tandas... no traditions... just dance!

Graham Guy will be DJ for the night, so you can expect his usual mix of modern music for tango, including blues, electrotango, rock, electronica, and much more. 

  • 7.45pm - Doors Open
  • 8.00pm - Warm-up Argentine Tango class, including "get you started" for new dancers
  • 8.30pm - X-Tango Alternative Milonga
  • 11.00pm - Close

Our X-Tango Milongas are all about having fun with tango, about the pure enjoyment of this versatile dance style without all the traditions and expectations of a classic milonga. If we play a track that inspires you to dance ballroom or jive rather than tango then just do it... there are no 'rules' at X-Tango that say you can only dance the one style! Ladies... ask the men for dances. Men... find someone you've never asked to dance before and ask them. Dance to music you wouldn't normally choose. Try something new!


Fri 29th Jun: Sevenoaks Community Centre, Sevenoaks

Smooth Jive and Argentine Tango Classes

All times are subject to a bit of flexibility, but the expected schedule for the evening is:

  • 7.55pm - Warm-up
  • 8.00pm - Smooth Jive class
  • 8.45pm - A short break and practice time
  • 8.55pm - Argentine Tango fundamentals
  • 9.15pm - Argentine Tango progressives
  • 10.00pm - Practice, freestyle, and 1:1 help if you need it.
  • 11pm - Close!


Tue 3rd Jul: Stanley Halls, South Norwood

Smooth Jive and Argentine Tango Classes

All times are subject to a bit of flexibility, but the expected schedule for the evening is:

  • 7.55pm - Warm-up
  • 8.00pm - Smooth Jive class
  • 8.45pm - A short break and practice time
  • 8.55pm - Argentine Tango fundamentals
  • 9.15pm - Argentine Tango progressives
  • 10.00pm - Practice, freestyle, and 1:1 help if you need it.
  • 11pm - Close!


Fri 6th Jul: Sevenoaks Community Centre, Sevenoaks

Smooth Jive and Argentine Tango Classes

All times are subject to a bit of flexibility, but the expected schedule for the evening is:

  • 7.55pm - Warm-up
  • 8.00pm - Smooth Jive class
  • 8.45pm - A short break and practice time
  • 8.55pm - Argentine Tango fundamentals
  • 9.15pm - Argentine Tango progressives
  • 10.00pm - Practice, freestyle, and 1:1 help if you need it.
  • 11pm - Close!

Getting Started

Tango at Jivebeat

For more information about argentine tango at Jivebeat, search this website or visit tangosynthesis.dance

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