Welcome to Mrs. Dickie Bow's - Jive Dance Classes in Essex

With many years of dancing experience, covering a wide variety of retro dance genres and a passion about everything retro from cars to clothes, there’s no better place to scratch your itch to dance!

The classes at Mrs Dickie Bow’s are aimed at beginners who benefit from clearly structure delivery of moves and small sequences to get you out on the dance floor. You do not need to have any previous dancing experience. Our experienced dance instructor Rose will start with the basics and gradually build up until you start developing your own unique style for 50’s Rock and Roll style dancing and 1940’s Jive Swing.


No partner required | Friendly integration  | Developed if desired

Our resident dance instructor, Rose

Where do we dance?

Our dance lessons take place across two main venues in Essex, serving the local community a healthy dose of dance! Our retro dance classes include 1940’s style swing jive, Jitterbug, 50’s Rock n Roll Jive, Shim Sham, Strolls including The Madison and enough Social Dancing (such as a Social Foxtrot) for getting round the floor at any 1940’s event!

Mrs Dickie Bow’s can also offer small group bookings & workshop classes. Our dancers will be dressed to reflect the period of your choice.

So whether it’s for:

  • A Wedding 
  • Themed Party
  • Dance
  • Charity Function
  • Private Lessons
  • Community Events
  • WWII Events

We’ve got the dancers and classes for you!

Mrs Dickie Bow's is PRS Licensed to play official music and fully Insured.