Jive Temptation

Jive Temptation


Join Ma Bessie & her Pig Foot band at Grosvenor Casinos on Saturday 9th October for the launch of their new show.

Funny, saucy and full-on entertainment, the "After Hours Party" is simply a must-have ticket!

A wonderful afternoon of fancy footwork, tea, cake and fabulous company. The Jive Temptation Vintage tea dance in Benson today was so much fun...great live music by The Ding D**g Daddios. I miss dancing, need to find time to do this more
Benson on Sunday?? Can’t find a post / event for this.
Hi Sarah. I just wanted to say what a fabulous time I had at the Benson Temptation Tea Dance. When I wrote my first ever article about Tea Dances for my blog, as you remembered rightly, I featured your Tea Dances so it was great to visit at last. Chatting with people it was easy to see that you have created a well-loved Sunday afternoon venue with Mark’s wonderful mix of relaxed music. Even though I travel widely I was surprised that I recognised only one face amongst your dancers. It mattered little, as they all proved very friendly and I was made to feel very welcomed. I know you said that numbers were a little down on what they usually are, but I was impressed just how many people had turned up and there was a lovely atmosphere in the room. My thanks to the ladies for my lovely dances and a special thanks to those who gave me a little of their dance time to talk about this wonderful Sunday afternoon venue. I’ll try to get to one of your other venues in the summer and write a full review for the blog.
Hi Sarah and Mark, sorry but I won't be able to make tomorrow's tango lesson in Great Bedwyn. We are marooned after 18 hours of snow and the roads are very bad. See you (hopefully) on the 9th. Thelma
Hello, has anyone picked up a pair of pink glitter dance shoes? Left at Harwell venue sometime ago. Many thanks Veronica
Took many a pic to get this one!!! Hilarious attempts..anyhooo fantastic afternoon Sarah and Mark and the JT fairies plus lovely company thank you LouLou , Hev and Chris xx
My first visit today to Jive Temptation, thoroughly enjoyed, it, thank you to all the lovely ladies I danced with. Great afternoon, I will be back! Jim
Just over a year ago I went to one of my first Marlborough tea dances & very much looking forward to Sunday 😊...anybody recognise therselves in this vid?? 🕺🏻💃🏻
Just what I needed , an afternoon of wonderful dances with lovely people ###
My first time @ Wallingford yesterday & I have to say..........
It was absolutely fabulous😊😊..thanks to Mark..for the music..Sarah for the cakes (& dances) & all the lovely ladies I danced with..beautiful venue & friendly people 👍.. but above all Kerry Griffiths..for. Kicking me up the ass & encouraging me to go..even though she wasn't well herself ❤️️..see you next time 😉 x
Is there a tea dance at Wallingford this Sunday?

Give in to your JIVE TEMPTATION with this friendly dance club. Tea dances, workshops and freestyles Simple too good to resist so give in to Temptation!

Sundays 3-6pm our famous afternoon tea dances currently take place at Benson and Marlborough with pop up events at Stockcross. Great music, great dancers and great cake �
If you also enjoy or want to learn Argentine Tango join our Tango Temptation group for details of our weekly classes in Great Bedwyn and Dorchester on Thames
Always a warm welcome.

Operating as usual


Please note all tickets for our
Ma Bessie event this Friday, 13 March are sold.


Like our page? You'll love our group!
Join today - it's interactive with lots of photos of our events and details of future ones.


Dates for our Marlborough 2019 tea dances - dates for other venues to follow.


Jive Temptation


Jive Temptation's cover photo


Please note there is no tango tonight at Dorchester - back next week.

Timeline photos 08/07/2015

Wallingford tea dance this Sunday 12 July - come join the fun.

Timeline photos 19/02/2015

Benson Tea Dance this Sunday 22 Feb 3pm til 6pm - come join the fun

Timeline photos 23/01/2015

Don't miss the first of our monthly modern jive tea dances at Benson this Sunday

Timeline photos 05/01/2015

Tango classes start again this Wednesday 7 Jan - all welcome


Looking forward to tango tonight at Dorchester 8pm

Timeline photos 08/10/2014

Some of our wonderful Mad Hatters from Sunday


Our tea dance this Sunday 7 September is at our lovely Benson venue - Benson Parish Hall, Sunnyside, Benson, Oxfordshire OX10 6LZ 3pm - 6pm


A reminder that our weekly tango classes start again tonight 3 Sept at the new permanent venue - Dorchester on Thames Village Hall.


The date for the third annual Mad Hatter's Tea Party is Sunday 5 October 2014 - put this date in your diary now as there will only be 60 tickets available.

1940s Tea Dance September 2012 26/09/2012

Fabulous afternoon - good times


Thanks everybody who made our 1940s tea dance such a great afternoon - photos to follow


Closed for a short summer holiday - re-opening Sunday 29 July for our next Temptation Tea Dance


Please note change of venue for tango this week - Dorchester on Thames village hall. Class starts at 8pm with Leroy Tango Cat.


Anne Marie's Cakes

For those of you who missed Anne Marie's cakes at the Mad Hatters Tea Party - fear not her delicious handmade treats of temptation will be waiting for you this Sunday 27 May at our tea dance in Wallingford

Anne Marie's Cakes Custom made celebration cakes, designed and crafted especially for you

Mad Hatters Tea Party 20/05/2012

We're all mad here said the cat ..................


Don't miss our next Live Jive night this Friday 18 May.
Dancing to live music is fantastic and we have just the band for you. They were very well received last month and of course resident DJ Miss Betsy will also be there for the party.
Fun starts at 8pm


Our next Temptation Tea Dance is Sunday 27 May - stunning dance clothes will be on sale too


Timeline photos 08/05/2012

Winners of the fancy dress - so many great costumes


Thanks to everyone who came and had a "mad" time with us on Sunday - lots of great pictures on our facebook group


We are closed this Friday 4 May. Our next event - Mad Hatters Tea Party - don't be late!!


Jive Temptation's cover photo


Thanks everyone for making yesterday such a great event - the band as always were fabulous - next tea dance is Easter Sunday at our regular venue in Wallingford


The Ding D**g Daddios

This great band are playing live at our 1950s tea dance 25 March 3pm

The Ding D**g Daddios It don't mean a thing if it don't jump jive and swing! Ok...we can't really dance but we sure can play. Ain't no party like a D-D-Daddio party


We are now closed until Sunday January 8th when we re-open with a fantastic Tea Dance at the lovely Wallingford Masonic Centre - Happy New Year everybody


Please note we are closed this Friday 2nd December but do come and see us instead Sunday 4th Dec for our next Temptation Tea Dance 3pm - 6pm


Fabulous Freestyle this Friday - lesson at 8.30pm followed by a generous two hour freestyle with music from the fantastic DJ Miss Betsy

Fabulous 40s tea dance 13/09/2011



Owing to the Wallingford Bunkfest this weekend we will be closed for this week only Friday 2 Sept and Sunday 4 Sept - enjoy the Bunkfest :)


Don't forget to join our facebook group - Jive Temptation, to keep up to date with all our events





Opening Hours

Wednesday 8pm - 10pm
Friday 8pm - 11pm
Sunday 3pm - 6pm

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