Jazz Dance Beginners


Learn the authentic solo dance steps of the swing & jazz age, from the Charleston and beyond!

Learn the authentic solo dance steps of the jazz & swing age – The Charleston, Suzie Q, Shorty George, Apple Jacks and more! These steps are outrageously fun and expressive, with a soundtrack of hot & swinging jazz that will inspire you to move your body. Your teacher is world famous flapper & dance historian Sharon Davis.

When: 7.00pm-8.00pm on Tuesdays (doors open 6pm so come early to have a drink or warm up before class!)

CLOSED DATES: This class is held every Tuesday unless advertised here:

  • Tuesday 30 August 2022: NO CLASS

Any cancelled dates will be posted here, announced on social media and by email. The booking system is always up-to-date.

What is this class about?
Learn famous jazz steps from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Do you know how to Charleston, Suzie Q, Tabby the Cat or Camel Walk? You will! All the most important solo dance steps from the jazz and swing eras, so you can dance solo to hot & swingin’ jazz music! You will learn the history of each step, how to execute it with rhythm and style, and how it connects with other steps in the historic repertoire. Gain experience of both improvising these steps and also learning them in short routine sequences.

Is this a drop-in class or a course?

This is a drop-in class, so you can start anytime and drop in when you like. You don’t need to take these classes in any particular order and it’s no problem if you miss a week. 

Sharon Davis, Vintage Jazz Dancer

What is the level?

This is a Level 1 class for absolute beginners, no experience is needed and everyone is welcome!

Most beginners take this class for 3+ months before moving on to the higher level class. After 12-15 classes you will have a comprehensive education in the vintage jazz dance vocabulary.

Jazzbourne Location Map


Address: Jazzbourne, 443 New Cross Road, London SE14 6TA

On arrival: venue doors open from 6pm. Come early and have a drink before class!

Closest tube stations: New Cross, Deptford Bridge, Deptford, New Cross Gate.

For more information on visiting the venue Jazzbourne, check out their website here.

Online Prices

We encourage you to book online to secure your place and help us know how many people to expect.

A single drop-in class costs £15 per person if booked online, or 1 credit if you have bought online class credits in a prepaid package (eg: 3 class credits for £30).

You can book a class online up to 1 minute before the class start time.

You can read our booking Cancellation Policy here.

Prices at the Door

Booking is not essential, walk-ins are very welcome (if we’re not full up).

If paying at the door, the price per person is:

£15 for one class
£25 for two classes
£30 for three classes

We are now cashless, so card and contactless payments only please.

Payments accepted