Modern Jive News October 5 2009

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Subject: Modern Jive News October 5 2009
Date: October 5th 2009 Newsletter - October 5 2009

"Whenever you dance remember you should feel as though you are in love with your partner, even if you have just met him."
Megata Tsunumi

* Distribution & Marketing Services for Modern Jive DVDs
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* New or Moved Clubs
       Modern Jive Reaches Hungary and Poland!

* New:  "Jive Magazine"
       The Magazine for Jive Dancers
* Now 450 Modern Jive Clubs in the UK!
        Latest Statistics
* Weekenders & Holidays
       Australia, England, French Alps, Gibraltar, Gran Canaria

* 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!

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New or Moved Clubs

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


Ceroc Hungary


Added to the UK maps at since the last newsletter:

Barnstaple - Let’s Dance Jive!
Every Wednesday at Roundswell Community Centre, Next to Sainsbury´s, Roundswell, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 3NL
Couples only.

Bolton - Jive North
Every Wednesday at Horwich RMI Club, Ramsbottom Road, off Chorley New Road, Horwich, Bolton BL6 5NH

Bristol - Portishead LeRoc
Every Tuesday at Portishead Primary School, Station Rd, Portishead, Bristol, Avon BS20 7DB

Cardiff - Ceroc South Wales
Every Monday at The Gate, Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF24 3JW

Cardiff - Ceroc South Wales
Every Wednesday at The Gate, Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF24 3JW

Chiswick - Ceroc London
Every Tuesday at Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick, London W4 4JN

Cirencester - La Attica
Every Wednesday at La Attica, Emmervale Court, Midland Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire    GL7 1PZ
Starts Wednesday October 7 2009

Doncaster - Northern Jive
Every Monday at Hatfield Woodhouse Village Hall, Off Main Street, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster, S. Yorks DN7 6NF

Edinburgh - Demon Dance Co.
Every Thursday at Barclay Viewforth hall, 1 Wright's Houses, Barclay Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 4HP

Helston - Le Jive
Every Thursday at The Royal British Legion Clubs Ltd., Lady Street, Helston, Cornwall TR13 8NA

Falmouth - Le Jive
Every Tuesday at the Princess Pavilion, Melvill Rd, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4AR
Starts Tuesday October 6 2009

Fareham - Jangel Jive
Every Thursday at The Royal British Legion Club, 366 Brook Lane, Sarisbury Green, Park Gate, Fareham, Hampshire SO31 7DP

Gravesend - ViBe Dance Nights
Every Thursday at AEI Henley Sports Club, Christian Fields Avenue, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5NN
Starts Thursday October 1 2009 - free for the first four weeks

Hastings - Westies
The Pig in Paradise, White Rock, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1JL

Liverpool - LeRoc Merseyside
Every Monday at Cheshire Lines Social Club, Southmead Rd, Off Woolton rd, Off Broadmead Rd, Allerton, Liverpool, Merseyside L19 5NB

Middlewich - LeRoc Pro Dance Middlewich
Every Friday at Middlewich Civic Hall Civic Way, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 9AS

Newcastle Upon Tyne - Capheaton Jive
Every Tuesday at Capheaton Village Hall, Capheaton, Belsay, Northumberland NE19 2AB
Starts Tuesday October 6 2009

Northampton - Dance Synergy
Every Tuesday at Northampton Saints Rugby (Rodber Suite), Franklins Gardens, Weedon Road, Northampton NN5 5BG

Northampton - Dance Synergy
Every Thursday at Northampton Saints Rugby (Rodber Suite), Franklins Gardens, Weedon Road, Northampton NN5 5BG

Penge - MJ's Just Love To Dance
Every Tuesday at The Royston Ballroom, Royston Road, Penge, Bromley SE20 7QW

Rotherham - Fun Dance Jive
Every Wednesday at The Community Centre, Pit Lane, Treeton, Rotherham, S. Yorks S60 5UY
0114 254 8218

Salisbury - Jive Madness
Every Wednesday at Bowman Community Centre, Archers Gate, Shears Drive, Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7XT

Sheffield - City Limits
Every Monday at City-Limits, 607-613 Penistone Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield S6 2GA

Shoreham-by-Sea - Danceaholics
Every Monday at The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5WU

Swansea - Ceroc South Wales
Every Thursday at Cwmfelin Social Club, Courtney St, Manselton, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA5 9NR

The Wirral - LeRoc Merseyside
Every Tuesday at Heswall Royal British Legion Club, 78 Pensby Road, Heswall, The Wirral, Merseyside CH60 7RF


New:  "Jive Magazine"

The Magazine for Jive Dancers

The first issue of this new magazine will be out in early November.

This is the only magazine for jive dancers & will be packed with helpful features and interviews with teachers & organisers; November/December will feature Amir Giles of Jango and Nigel & Nina, plus a surprise guest teacher from outside the MJ world.

We actively encourage you the dancer or the organiser to forward photographs of you dancing around the UK, or indeed the world, the wackier the better! Why not get your local venue in the next issue, send your photos in now via or for larger files use

The magazine will be distributed throughout the UK, but you can subscribe and get your copy first!

Go to for full details and to subscribe.


Now 450 Modern Jive Clubs in the UK!

Note: This article is about weekly classes in the UK.  There are also lots of organisations that run freestyles, workshops, weekenders, holidays and competitions.  They are not included in these statistics.

April 1 2007:
Weekly classes: 415 (Ceroc had 43% with 177 nights against 238 others)

The largest organisation in the UK was Ceroc Central with 23 weekly classes!
The smallest organisations ran just one weekly class each - there were 79 of them!

October 5 2009:
I have just finished checking all the clubs in the database, so this is almost completely accurate, but probably won't be tomorrow!

Weekly classes: 450 (Ceroc has 42% with 187 nights against 263 others)

Clubs running weekly classes: 176 (33 Ceroc franchises with an average of 5.5 nights each, 143 other clubs averaging just under 2 nights per club)

Largest Organisations:
Ceroc Central was split into Ceroc UK, Ceroc Passion and Ceroc Central. So the largest organisations now are (number of nights in brackets):
Ceroc Kent (17)
Ceroc London (15)
Ceroc Scotland (12)
Ceroc Surrey (11)
Ceroc Live (11)
Ceroc Oxford (10)
Ginger Jive (9)
Ceroc UK (9)
Ceroc Passion (9)
Ceroc Fusion (9)

The smallest organisations run just one weekly class each - there are 82 of them!

Counties with the most weekly classes:
Yorkshire - 29
Kent - 28
Middlesex - 27
Hampshire - 27
Sussex - 25
Cheshire - 25

And it just keeps growing!  Keep up the good work!


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 75 events are listed for 2009!

30 events now listed for 2010!  Check for the details. Let me know if your event isn't listed!

Just added to the list at

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Rebel Yell 2009: 24 October 2009, Woking, England
The social event of the year for beginners, improvers, intermediates and advanced alike. There is something for everybody!

Improve your dancing with a Styling or footwork class. Impress your friends by learning some flashy moves or drops and seduces. Fancy trying something new? Our specialist teachers will be divulging the secrets of a huge range of styles from Modern Jive, West Coast Swing, Salsa, Lindy Hop and Latin Jive through to Street Dance and Tango. In addition to this there will be a large variety of style and technique classes including Spinning Techniques, Music Interpretation and learning how to 'hit the breaks'.

From 8.30pm-1am we will have 2 rooms of funky music sure to get you in the mood and keep you on the dance floor. Expect all your Ceroc favorites in the main room as well as a West Coast Swing room inspired by our star teachers.
Surprise Cabaret acts are booked to wow the crowd and we are delighted to be once again presenting Kyle and Sarah who will be showcasing their talent as part of our evenings spectacular entertainment!

Ceroc Surrey:

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The "Big Gib" Weekend: 31 October 2009, Gibraltar
Celebrate Halloween in Gibraltar
Masked Modern Jive Saturday Night Party, overlooking the Med.
Let's Dance Roc:

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"DanceBlitz" - Mini Dance Weekender: 21-22 November 2009, Sunshine Coast, Australia
An awesome weekend with some of Australia's best dancers attending and teaching.
Friday night Dance Party at Weller's Hill in Bris Vegas.
DanceBlitz - Saturday and Sunday workshops at the Sunshine Coast.
12 Workshops over the weekend. 6 for Beginner/Intermediate and 6 for Intermediate/Advanced.
1.5 Hour Workshops rather than the usual 1hour Workshops.
Dance Party at the Sunshine Coast on the Saturday night.
We'll suggest three levels of accommodation (all close to each other) and you book or you find your own accommodation for Saturday night.
If you don't wish to stay, you can always drive home and join us again on the Sunday.
Plenty of time to relax, socialise and party!
Le Step Modern Jive:

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More events just added for 2009:

East Coast Jive: 6-9 November 2009, Scarborough, England
Jive Addiction:

Dance Holiday: 30 November - 7 December 2009, Gran Canaria

Jive Addiction:

Dance & Ski: 19-26 December 2009, Alpe D'Huez, French Alps, France

The Ski & Rock Co:

Modern Jive Christmas Break: 27-30 December 2009, Somerset, England
Holiday Rock:

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30 events now listed for 2010!  Check for the details. Let me know if your event isn't listed!

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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