Jivebeat South Norwood

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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. See schedule for details and timing.

Standard entry price £8.00

Concession £7.00 (info)


Forthcoming Events

24th Jul:  X-Tango Alternative Milonga

31st Jul:  Nuevo Argentine Tango Classes

07th Aug:  Nuevo Argentine Tango Classes

14th Aug:  Nuevo Argentine Tango Classes

21st Aug:  Nuevo Argentine Tango Classes

28th Aug:  X-Tango Alternative Milonga

For full details of the above classes and events, or to see everything else we have planned in the future for South Norwood, click below:

Full South Norwood Diary


Welcome to Stanley Halls!

Stanley Halls is a Grade II listed Edwardian arts venue in South Norwood, very close to Norwood Junction station. A fascinating complex of unique Edwardian buildings built in 1904-11, the Halls comprise an art gallery, theatre hall and assembly rooms.

This stunning building is a great home for Jivebeat and Tango Synthesis.

Next Event

24 Jul - 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!

The Class

Welcome to Jivebeat!

Beginners and experienced dancers alike are always welcome at Jivebeat. We start every class with the fundamentals to get you going, then add in something for those of you who want something more challenging. This might include a more complicated step sequence or a greater emphasis on styling and musicality, but whatever it is the emphasis is on having fun whilst you learn. There is no pressure to "get it right", so you can learn at your own pace and try things out as and when you are ready.


The doors open at 7.45pm, and the evening runs until 11pm. See the individual class schedule for details.

Getting There

Stanley Halls, 12 South Norwood Hill, London, SE25 6AB

The Stanley Halls buildings are easily found in the centre of South Norwood, and are well served by public transport. The 410 and 196 busses stop right outside the venue, and it is within easy walking distance of Norwood Junction railway station.


If you are arriving by car there is parking on the street in the evenings, and there are three public car parks very close to the venue.


There is a bar on site run by the venue.

Venue Rules

No chalk or talk to be used on the floor at any time.

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