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What is Modern Jive?

By | July 12th, 2017|Want to Modern Jive|

So what is Modern Jive then? When I'm asked about Modern Jive, the first thing I say is that, 'It's the best fun you'll ever have'. The second - that it's easy'. Its a partner dance that was developed to ensure that beginners picked it up quickly. The people who run Modern Jive classes proudly [...]

Where to dance? The Best Guide

By | January 25th, 2017|Want to Modern Jive|

New to Modern Jive? If you are looking to take your first step as a Modern Jive Dancer you'll be looking for a class night. You can of course use Google to find  one, but there is one site that lists practically every modern jive class in the country - UK Jive. This site not only lists all [...]

Inspired to Dance by Strictly Come Dancing?

By | December 14th, 2016|Want to Modern Jive|

Read my post on Strictly Come Dancing 2017 We all love Strictly Come Dancing 2016 It seems the whole country loves Strictly (well apart for the ones who watch X-Factor of course). This year the standard has been particularly high and some of the dance routines have been quite breath taking. Danny and Oti's Samba will, [...]

What is Ceroc?

By | December 13th, 2016|Articles, Classes and Workshops, Want to Modern Jive|

So what is Ceroc then? Seven years ago a female friend offered to take me to a Ceroc dance class. I'd just given up on Salsa after six weeks (the figure of eight hip thing was beyond me) and I was keen to try something else - something easier. But what was this Ceroc thing? [...]

You Just Gotta Watch This!

By | November 22nd, 2016|Want to Modern Jive|

This amazing performance by Max Pitruzzella and Thomas Blacharz is billed as a Swing Dance. Well I wouldn't know about that, but what ever it is, it's one of the best bits of modern partner dancing I've seen. If Modern Jive is a fusion of just about every dance style ever showcased, then surely we can take something [...]

Inspired to Dance: Modern Jive is So Easy

By | October 30th, 2016|Want to Modern Jive|

We can all disco dance. It might not look good but it feels great. No need to count out any steps, no need to really think about what your feet are doing. Just connect with the beat, move your body any way you choose and don't worry what it looks like. But if you're a [...]