1950s style Rock'n'Roll jive dance classes in London

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Why learn to jive at Maddy’s?

Join us at Maddy’s for the best jive classes in London. We specialise in getting great results quickly, with a lot of fun and laughter along the way.
We’ve taught more than 40,000 people in the UK and overseas, including many celebrities, so come and follow in their steps, learn to jive 1950s style, and impress your friends next time you're at a party.

Beginners Course - 5 Weeks

Couple dancing in a beginners class

Our basic course is suitable for complete beginners. It’s easy to learn and you’ll get friendly feedback. Each lesson starts with revision and then builds on what you’ve learnt, covering a variety of moves, and footwork too.
You’ll be amazed at how much you will be able to do after just 5 weeks.
Singles and couples are welcome.

Advanced Course - 5 Weeks

Couple dancing in an advanced class

Our follow-on course is the natural next step for anyone who has taken the beginners course.
Learning new moves and footwork, revising and refining your skills as you progress, you’ll improve your technique, build your confidence and look even more stylish.
Join with or without a partner.

"Brilliant instruction and fun classes, I haven’t enjoyed myself so much in ages"

Your Teachers - Colette & Robin

"The teaching was top quality, you broke the moves down and explained it all perfectly. Worth every penny."


Wednesdays 8.00-9.30pm

2023 dates:
Beginners - Next course starts 7th June
Advanced - Next course starts 6th September
Stay in touch for future course dates


Flora Gardens School
Dalling Road
London W6 0UD
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2 mins walk from Ravenscourt Park tube station (District Line)

On-street parking unrestricted

Course Fee

Just £90 for each course of five 90-minute lessons

We are so confident you’ll enjoy our lessons that we offer a unique money-back guarantee... take the first lesson and if it doesn’t work out, just let us know within two days and we’ll send you a full refund.

100% Guaranteed!

"Fun and friendly classes"

“Great results fast!”

About Us Robin and Colette sat on their 1947 American car

We’re Colette and Robin, and we teach all of the classes at Maddy’s. We make learning easy and enjoyable and have designed our own courses with unique hints and tips for the very best results - It’s why people travel such long distances to come to our jive lessons.
We love 1940s and 1950s music and dancing, collect and wear vintage clothing, and drive a 1947 Plymouth convertible car.
Please contact us if you have any questions. We’ll be happy to chat.

FAQs Couple dancing in a busy hall

What should I wear?
You can wear anything that’s comfortable. Lightweight clothing is recommended, as you’ll get warm. Low-heeled shoes or trainers are best.

What happens if I miss a lesson?
Don’t worry, every lesson includes revision from the previous week, so if you miss a lesson you will be able to catch up.

How good will I be?
After our beginners course you’ll be able to amaze your friends at parties, weddings and rock’n’roll clubs... Take our advanced course and you’ll learn extra steps, feel more confident and look even more impressive.

Any other questions?

Book Us Bride and Groom jiving for their wedding's first dance

If you’re looking for something special for your wedding, party, work event or school, talk to us about how we can add some 1940s and 1950s fun to your big day.
We can help with jive classes, bands, DJs and classic cars.
School sessions can include ‘show and tell’ elements with vintage props.

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Our Weekender A lively dance floor at the Rhythm Riot weekender

Our Rhythm Riot weekend attracts thousands of people from across the country and all around the world.

It’s one of the biggest 1950s music, dancing and lifestyle events in the UK, with a huge international line-up of bands and DJs, enormous dance floors, a specialist vintage clothing market, spectacular classic car cruise and lots more.

Visit the Rhythm Riot website

"Loved the energy and teaching style. The classes are friendly and inspiring... highly recommended"

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