Modern Jive News September 10 2009

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Subject: Modern Jive News September 10 2009
Date: September 10th 2009 Newsletter - September 10 2009

"Dancing is the poetry of the foot." John Dryden

* New or Moved Clubs

* Weekenders & Holidays
       Competitions: Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland

* Dance DVDs
        New from Jive Nation: Beginners' Course DVD and Intermediate & Advanced Routines DVD
Ladies' Styling DVDLadies' Styling DVD

* Information Sources

Information provided by event organizers - please confirm or discuss details with them!

Please Help Me Keep The Maps Up To Date!
Please let me know of any errors in the maps at for your area. 
The feedback I am getting says that they are a great way to finding new places to dance during the week.

New or Moved Clubs

Lots this time as I have been checking all clubs for new and moved venues.

Added to the UK maps at since the last newsletter:

Ayr - LeRoc in Scotland
Every Wednesday at The Ivy Rooms Hotel, 11 Miller Road, Ayr KA7 2AX
Starts Wednesday September 16 2009

Birmingham - Ceroc Birmingham Central
Every Monday at Tally Ho Conference and Banqueting Suite, Pershore Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 7RN

Bristol - Strictly Ceroc
Every Tuesday at The Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, Bristol, Avon BS10 5PY
Starts Tuesday October 13 2009

Bury St Edmunds - Foot-loose
Every Thursday at The British Sugar Sports and Social Club, British Sugar, Hollow Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 7BB

Cannock - Ceroc Midlands
Every Monday at St Mary's RC Club, Hunter Rd, Off Avon Rd (behind Asda), Cannock, Staffs WS11 0AB
Starts Monday October 5 2009

Caterham - Simply LeRoc
Every Monday at Caterham Ex-Servicemen & the Royal British Legion, 15 Town End, Caterham, Surrey CR3 5UJ
Starts September 21 2009

Darlington - Ceroc Xtra
Every Monday at The Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, County Durham DL1 5RP

Deal - Dance Dedication (Deal)
Every Sunday at The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, Kent CT14 6BB
Starts Sunday September 27 2009

Hartlepool - SalsaJive (Modern Jive)
Every Tuesday at the Grand Hotel (The Best Western), Swainson Street, Hartlepool, County Durham TS24 8AA

Hemsby-on-Sea - Ceroc Fusion
Every Thursday at Seacroft Holiday Village, Beach Road, Hemsby-on-Sea, Norfolk NR29 4HR

Kendal - Lakes Jive
Every Wednesday at Ibis Sports & Social Club, Mintsfeet Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 6DE (Except 1st Wednesday every month)
Starts September 16 2009

Kilmarnock - LeRoc in Scotland
Every Thursday at the New Farm Loch Community Centre, 2 Fraser Walk, Kilmarnock KA3 7PH

London - Jive Nation
Every Tuesday at the Pitcher & Piano, 28-31 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND

Lowestoft - Ceroc Fusion
Every Monday at Kessingland Sports & Social Centre, Francis Road, Kessingland, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 7PU

Northampton - Dance Synergy
Every Monday at the Hilton Hotel, 100 Watering Lane, Collingtree, Northampton NN4 0XW

Northampton - Ceroc Passion
Every Tuesday at Cripps Social Club, Cliftonville, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 5BD

Poole - The Thing
Every Wednesday at the Conservative Club, 36-40 Wimborne road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2BU

Trowbridge - Ginger Jive
Every Tuesday at The Civic Hall, St. Stephens Place, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8AH

Wellingborough - Ceroc Passion
Every Wednesday at The Wellingburian Embankment Club, The Embankment, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 1LD

West Malling - Ceroc Kent
Kings Hall Community Centre, 70 Gibson Drive, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4LG
Re-opens Sunday September 20 2009

Wigan - Learn2Jive
Every Wednesday at Newtown Labour Club, 156 Scot Lane, Wigan, Greater Manchester WN5 0UB


Weekenders, Holidays & Competitions

Whether you want sunshine, skiing or cruising, or just lots of dancing, you will find plenty of choice, all over the world.
Over 70 events are listed for 2009!  Check for the details.

Just added to the list at

Dance Fever: 16-18 October 2009, Perth, Scotland
 A fabulous luxury residential weekend full of dance tuition, parties, cabaret, competitions, socialising...
Paul Warden, Catriona Wiles, Keith Davies, Nigel Anderson, CJ, Yliander, Lindsay Brown, Ross Carlin, Bill Foreman, Fran Ranaldi, Chalky Whyte, Dee Easton, Pauline Roddy...
West Coast Swing, Modern Jive, Advanced Jive, Blues, Dips and Drops, Boogie Woogie, Rueda, Double Trouble, Ballroom Styles, Exotic Dance, Flamenco, Musicality

Ceroc Canada Dance Champs: 26 September 2009, Vancouver, Canada
Ceroc Canada is excited to announce its first National Ceroc Dance Championships!
It's about time we showed the rest of the Cerocers around the world how fabulous our dancers are.
The Ceroc Champs will take place at the Billy Bishop Hall on Saturday September 26th 2009. The event will combine competition dancing with breaks where everyone can take to the dance floor, culminating in a big dance party in the evening. So there is plenty of entertainment for competitors and spectators alike.

There are lots of competitions coming up.
Even if you are not competing these events are a great way to see fantastic dancing and usually include some freestyle/dance party time so that you can dance with lots of new people, including some of the best dancers around:

Australasian Open Modern Jive Championships: 12 September 2009, Sydney, Australia

The Best in the West: 18 September 2009, Bristol, England

Ceroc Scotland Championships 2009: 19 September 2009, Edinburgh, Scotland

Ceroc Canada Dance Champs: 26 September 2009, Vancouver, Canada

BRITROCK '09 Independent Modern Jive Competition: 30-31 October 2009, Hove, England

4th Taranaki Regional Ceroc Championships: 13-14 November 2009, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Midlands Ceroc Champs IV 2009: 21 November 2009, Stoke-on-Trent, England


From Dance Vibe
Champions Modern Jive Weekend: October 23 24 25 with Allan and Holly (from Le Step on the Gold Coast) in Warners Bay, Newcastle, Australia.


2010 Dates
I'll soon be starting to put the 2010 dates together - if you have an event planned please let me know the details

Note to organisers:
Is your event listed at  If not, please send me the details (with up to 500 characters of description).
(But please check first at - you may be listed already!)
We do not list individual workshops or freestyles - they are listed well at lots of other sites (see the bottom of this note for a list). 
Events in this list are Competitions, Dance Holidays, and major Weekend Events: ones with multiple workshops from multiple teachers, together with an evening dance.


Dance DVDs
Choose from over 50 DVD titles, covering Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Dips & Drops, Close Moves, Hot Moves, Lifts & Aerials, Style & Musicality, Ladies' Styling, Jango, Latin for Jivers, Double Trouble and Weekenders. 
Details of all these great DVDs are at

New DVDs
Ladies' Styling DVD
Jive Nation Beginners' Course DVD
Learn Modern Jive Dancing with London’s Top LeRoc Teachers.
The well-crafted five week lesson plan is carefully structured to introduce new content while building on and reinforcing previous teaching, accelerating the speed of your learning.
The Complete Beginners' Course: 40+ beginners' moves - in 20 bite size classes!
Full details at

Ladies' Styling DVD
Jive Nation Intermediate & Advanced Routines DVD
Learn Modern Jive Dancing with London’s Top LeRoc Teachers.
Take your freestyle and confidence to a whole new level.
Sensational routines taught to camera by our resident teachers.

Full details at

Recent DVDs
Ladies' Styling DVDLadies' Styling DVDClose Moves Workshop DVDViktor's Crowd Pleaser Moves DVDViktor's Freestyle Moves DVDViktor's Style Workshop DVDUK Smoooth - Step It Up DVD
Click on the images to get these great DVDs - buy online from


Club Organisers: Please note that the packs of 10 Beginner DVDs (for only £74) and 10 Modern Jive Toolkits (for only £104) can be purchased on the Web site - down at the bottom of the list of DVDs.


Modern Jive Freestyle and Workshop Information Sources

Worldwide: Lists of Dance Weekends, Dance Holidays, Modern Jive Clubs across the UK and around the world at

UK Jive: Jon White's site  at has class and event listing for the whole of the UK. The information is provided by the dance organizations - if you run one make sure you have your information on the site!

Bristol (and surrounding area):

Kent, Surry & Sussex: Jive Hive -
Kingdom of Dance: As well as a great selection of shoes, the site also has a dance diary at

London & the South Coast: Lynda's List -

Midlands: contact Wes on or 07973 254195 for a monthly listing of what's on
SalsaJive: has a goal to bring comprehensive, up-to-date and independent listings of clubs/classes, special events, news and more, for the UK. The site is free to use and is run by dancers, for dancers.

South Wales & surrounding area: for information and events

South West:

Southern UK Jivers Calendar:

Ceroc Scotland Forum
LeRoc in Bristol Forum
UK Jive Forum

Are there any more Modern Jive information sources that I should list here?


       Happy dancing,

John Sweeney, Dancer  



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John and Karen Sweeney are freelance Modern Jive teachers, running workshops for countless organizations across the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and America.

Their successes include multiple Double Trouble championships, Aerials medallists, Jive Masters finalists, and Dance With A Stranger winner.

Please see for details of some of the workshops we teach. We will be happy to come and teach for you. Or join our mailing list at and we will let you know about any workshops that we organise ourselves.

We also sell the widest range of Ceroc and Modern Jive DVDs in the world. You can see details of all of them at also maintains the most comprehensive list of Modern Jive weekenders, holidays and competitions.

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