Hereford Jive & Swing was founded in December 2009 by a group of local dancers (not teachers) frustrated at the lack of local dances. During 2010 we organised a series of dances in Hereford, mainly 'record hops' but some bands also. In January 2011 Susan took over the solo running and organisation of the group and, after a year of several sell-out band nights alongside regular 'record hops', 2012 sees an expanded programme (see below). The Group is non-profitmaking with any proceeds going to cover investment in equipment and music, and to subsidise an increasing programme of live bands. The more support the dances get, the more we can organise - so come along and have some fun! And please give feedback!

Dancers of all styles are welcome, as are non-dancing partners who want to listen and watch. If you're a beginner or rusty, the dances are a great place to gain confidence and practise moves - especially the 'record hops' which are more relaxed than 'band nights'. If you have no partner, don't worry - we're a friendly lot and there are plenty of 'singles', so you won't be left out.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Lessons around the area

Hi everyone I've not got any dances organised at the minute, but here's a list of all the lessons around the area, and if you want to go on my email list to get updates of what dances are around and where groups of us are going, then email me on

Lessons within reach of Hereford


Tuesday, 3 Sept - new Rock 'n Roll Jive class at Usk Conservative Club, Maryport St, Usk with Kevin Garrod. 7.30-9pm, £5 - 10 week course. Contact Kevin on 07870 552103 or email . No partner required, hour lesson and 30 min practice.

 Sunday, 8 Sept - Jive at Bishopswood Village Hall, west of Ross with Julie and Ross Jive & Swing. Tel 01989 567045, see  NEW Beginner 7.00, Intermediates 8.30. No partner necessary.
Monday, 9 Sept - Jive at Bartestree Village Hall, Hereford HR1 4BY, 8-9pm beginners, 9-10 intermediates (there's a pilates class from 7-8pm by same teacher).  Matt & Sarah of Coolmoves Dance, 01989 750354, No partner needed.

Tuesday, 10 Sept -Jive at Ludlow Assembly Rooms, SY8 1AZ 7.30-8.30 pm beginners, 8.30-9.30 intermediates Contact Matt at Coolmoves Dance, 01989 750354, No partner needed.
Weds, 11 Sept - Jive at Leominster Community Ctr, HR6 8NJ 8-9pm beginners, 9-10 intermediates Contact Matt at Coolmoves Dance, 01989 750354, No partner needed.

Weds, 11 Sept - Jive at Leigh & Bransford Memorial Hall, Malvern, WR13 5DE 7.30-8.30 pm beginners, 8.30-9.30 intermediates Contact Matt at Coolmoves Dance, 01989 750354, No partner needed.
Thursday, 12 Sept - Jive at Bishop's Frome Community Ctr,  WR6 5AZ 7.30-8.30 pm beginners, 8.30-9.30 intermediates Contact Matt at Coolmoves Dance, 01989 750354, No partner needed.

Lindy Hop

 Sundays - 15th September: Lindy Hop @ Callow End Village Hall, between Malvern & Worcester Beginner's @ 7pm, Intermediate @ 8.15pm, £5 one class, £6 for 2. with Izzy & Colin, contact 01594 827725. No partner required.

 Monday 15th September – Lindy Hop at Bishopswood Village Hall, west of Ross with Izzy & Ger of Ross Jive & Swing. Tel 01594 827725 , see 7.00, Intermediates 8.30.£5 one class, £6 for 2. No partner required.
Thursdays from 19 Sept, Lindy Hop @ St John's Methodist Churh Hall, St Owen St, central Hereford with Izzy & Colin tel 01594 827725. Beginner's @ 8pm, Improver/intermediate @ 9pm    £5 one class, £6 for 2.  No partner required.

Wednesday 11th September– Balboa - at Brampton Primary School,   HR9 7JE (Ross on Wye). Beginners 7.30-8.30,  Intermediates     8.50-10pm. (Practice from 8.30).  See  No partner needed.

'Collegiate' Class
Keep an eye on for lessons near Monmouth, but no date fixed yet.


Thursday, 13 December 2012

Tickets are still available for tomorrow's dance

Tickets are still available for tomorrow's dance with 'Steady Edd & The Boogie Men' (expanded line-up including brass section) tomorrow night in Leominster. If you want to book them at the 'pre-booked' rate of £8, ring me (01432 357859) by 5.00pm tomorrow and leave your name and number of tickets required on my answermachine and I'll leave them on the door for you. Otherwise they'll be available for sale at £10 on the door. It should be a good night with lots of great music to dance to. Hope to see you there!

Friday, 7 December 2012

Steady Edd & The Boogie Men - Leominster, 14th December

There's just one week to go to get your tickets for our last dance of this year. The fabulous 'Steady Edd & The Boogie Men' will be playing at The Royal British Legion Club, Leominster on Friday, 14 December - venue details on separate tab above. The band have played several near capacity dances for us in Hereford, and are bringing their 'expanded line-up' to Leominster, with an extra brass section of 2 sax and a trumpet to give more 'oomph and bite' (to quote Edd). They're always great to dance to and create a great atmosphere playing a real mix of music, from boogie-woogie, swing, rock 'n roll, r&b, jazz, etc ... all geared to dancing. As usual, ring Susan on 01432 357859 or email, or get tickets at jive classes around the Herefordshire area. They are £8 in advance or £10 on the door - so don't leave it too late to book. See you there!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Jiveoholics Dance in Hereford TONIGHT

There's still a few tickets available for this dance, so you can turn up on the door - price £10, if not pre-booked. Full details are in my previous post below. It should be a good night, so hopefully see you there.

Monday, 5 November 2012

The Jiveoholics, Sunday 18 November, Hereford

Don't leave it too late to get your tickets to see the fabulous 'Jiveoholics' who play our next dance on Sunday, 18 November at The Richmond Club, Hereford (see separate tab for venue details). The Monmouth based band bill themselves as the hottest jump jive and swing dance in Wales, and their packed dances show this to be true - they sold out for us in Hereford last year - so make sure you get your ticket in time. Ring me on 01432 357859 or email or see Coolmoves Dance Jive teachers at Bartestree, Ludlow, Bishop's Frome, Leominster or Leigh & Bransford. See for sample tracks and band info. Hope to see you there.