Modern Jive News January 28 2010

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Subject: Modern Jive News January 28 2010
Date: January 28th 2010 Newsletter - January 28 2010

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

* New: Jumps & Throws DVDS and Dips DVD

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* Dancing in the UK

* MOVE IT 2010

* Weekenders, Holidays & Competitions

    Another 10 major events added to the list: Australia, England, Germany, New Zealand, Scotland and Spain

* Dance DVDs

* New or Moved Clubs
    Over 20 new clubs listed, including ones in Australia, Gibraltar and Spain.

* Information Sources

Apologies for the long gap between newsletters!  We have been busy starting up our new dance club in Ashford (Kent).  If you live within reach please come and visit us one Monday evening - details at

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

New: Jumps & Throws DVDS and Dips DVD

Club Jive Jumps & Throws Volumes 1 & 2 DVDs
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Superb Australian Styling!

Each DVD offers six fantastic "Wow factor" moves, highly suitable for competition and cabaret work. Each move is broken down carefully and taught thoroughly in a safe workshop environment. Click on the DVD cover to see pictures of the moves.

Taught and demonstrated by Masters Level Champions John & Carolyn Woodman with their unique and easy teaching style.

John & Carolyn Woodman are the Mainstream Teachers and Managing Directors of Club Jive/Mamboroc Dance Company, based in Newcastle, Australia; they teach Modern Jive and specialise in Dips, Baby Aerials and Lifts. They have successfully competed together in Interstate and National Modern Jive Championships, achieving Masters Level.


Club Jive Dips Workshop DVD
Jumps & Throws
Superb Australian Styling!

32 Dips that can be applied to any dance style. A fantastic range of stylish dips, drops, seducers, laybacks, lambadas and leans.

Demonstrated by Masters Level Champions John & Carolyn Woodman with their unique and easy teaching style.
This Club Jive Dips DVD takes you through 32 Dips that can be applied to any dance style. We hope you find dips you love, that you can add to your dance repertoire and make your own.  Click on the cover to see the full list of moves.

This DVD was originally designed as an aide-memoire for those who had attended John & Carolyn's workshops. It does not teach the moves in detail. It shows the moves step-by-step and at full speed. This is a great collection of fantastic moves for experienced dancers.


Dancing in the UK

As well as publishing an excellent magazine on all forms of dance, Dancing in the UK is expanding its Web sites to cover all of the UK. It provides information on:
  • Dance lessons in your area
  • Local groups and clubs
  • Dance products
  • Gifts
  • Enjoyable evenings out
Check out your local site:

If you run a dance organisation and wish to list your clubs and events then add your details by registering at

When it asks who recommend the site please select “OTHER”  and put “” or “John Sweeney” in the box.


MOVE IT 2010
Thursday 11 - Sunday 14 March at  London Olympia
MOVE IT is the UK's biggest dance event, an amazing celebration of dance in all its forms.
  • Four Amazing Days
  • One Freestyle Stage
  • 20 Seminars
  • 22 Masterlcasses
  • 100 Live Performances
  • 180 Exhibitors
  • 300 Dance Classes
  • One Unmissable Event
This is MOVE IT 2010!!
An amazing line-up of dance performances and classes including:
  • Flawless - Britain's Got Talent Finalists
  • Erin Boag and Matthew & Nicole Cutler from Strictly Come Dancing
  • Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Sarah Lamb - presented by Bloch
  • ZooNation, Ballet Black, Nike D-Clash, Urban Strides and many more...
Details at


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.
Nearly 50  events are now listed for  2010! 
Check for the details. Let me know if your event isn't listed!

Move events just added to the list at

Twilight Residential Weekender: 12-14 February 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ceroc Scotland:

Scarborough Dance Weekend: 12-14 March 2010, Scarborough, England
Easy Dance:

Modern Jive Dance Holiday: 15-22 May 2010, Mallorca, Spain
Teachers: Keith & Janey from Revolution Dance, and UK & US Ballroom and WCS champ Graham Fox.

Jivin' Munich's Spring Fling: 28-31 May 2010, Munich, Germany

Jivin' Munich:

DanceMania Weekender: 27-29 August 2010, Vision Valley, Arcadia (one hour from Sydney), Australia

Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company:

East & South Auckland Champs: 4 September 2010, Auckland, New Zealand
Ceroc E&S:

Ceroc Scotland Championships 2010: 10-12 September 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ceroc Scotland:

Simply Ceroc 2010: 22-25 October 2010, Wellington, New Zealand
Ceroc Wellington:

Jivin' Munich's Winter Warmer: 26-28 November 2010, Munich, Germany
Jivin' Munich:

Warmwell Modern Jive Weekender: 26-29 November 2010, Warmwell, Dorset, England

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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
Over 50 Great 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

Recent DVDs
Ladies' Styling DVDDrops DVDClose Moves Workshop DVDViktor's Style Workshop DVDUK Smoooth - Experimenting with WhipsLadies' Styling 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.

New or Moved Clubs


Melbourne - Swish

Let's Dance Roc – every Thursday in the Celebrity Restaurant

Move to the Music has moved from Club La Naranja at Calahonda to Hotel Artola at Las Chapas and now has a freestyle dance night every Friday.

Added to the UK maps at since the last newsletter:

Andover - Fruitbat’s Marmite Mix
Every Wednesday Landale Wilson Hall, Newbury Road (A343), Enham Alamein, Andover, Hampshire SP11 6HG
No Class - Freestyle Only

Brighton - Dance Dedication
Every Tuesday at Carden Park Community Centre, Carden Hill, Brighton; East Sussex BN1 8GE
Starts Tuesday February 9 2010

Cannock - Ceroc Midlands
Every Wednesday at The Aquarius Ballroom, Victoria St, Cannock; West Midlands WS12 1BT

Croydon - Ceroc Kent
Every Tuesday at Addington Community Centre, Central Parade, Croydon, Surrey CR0 0JB

Croydon - Simply LeRoc
Every Thursday at The Scream Lounge Studios,20A South End, Croydon; Surrey CR0 1DN

Darlington - Ceroc Xtra
Every Wednesday at John Caden Hall, Carmel RC College, The Headlands, Darlington; County Durham DL3 8RW

Grantham - Ceroc UK
Every Tuesday at the Guildhall Ballroom, St Peters Hill, Grantham; Lincolnshire NG31 6PZ
Starts Tuesday February 2 2010

Gravesend - ViBe Dance Nights
Every Monday: AEI Henley SC, Christian Fields Ave, Gravesend; Kent DA12 5NN

Halesowen - Ceroc Groove
Every Friday: Cornbow Hall, Hagley Street (off Pool Rd), Halesowen, West Midlands B63 3AF

Harleston - The Jive Club
Every Monday at The Apollo Club, Mendham Lane, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9DN

Harrogate - Ceroc Xtra
Every Monday at Pavilions of Harrogate, Railway Road, Harrogate; North Yorkshire HG2 8QZ

Hull - JiveMania
Every Monday at Milburn Ctr, Wheeler St, Hull; East Yorks HU3 5QE

Leatherhead - LeRoc Surrey
Every Thursday at Tynley Hall, Leatherhead LC, Guildford Rd, Leatherhead; Surrey KT22 9BL

Norwich - Ceroc Fusion
Every Tuesday at Royal British Legion Club, Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 2HF

Portsmouth - Team LeRoc
Every Sunday at Highlights Nightclub, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth; Hampshire PO1 3TW
(Not first Sunday of every month)

Reigate - Dance Mania
Every Wednesday at The Dance Studio, 75 Bell St, Reigate; Surrey RH2 7AN

Shrewsbury - Ceroc Addiction
Every Wednesday at The Priory School, Longden Road, Shrewsbury; Shropshire SY3 9EE

Stoke-on-Trent - Ceroc Addiction
Every Thursday at Floral Hall, Tunstall Park, Queens Avenue, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST6 6EE

Sunderland - Ceroc Xtra
Every Tuesday at The Alexandra, Queen Alexandra Road, Grangetown, Sunderland; Tyne And Wear SR2 9PF,

Sydenham - Jazzles
Every Friday at Sydenham Dancentre, Champion Hall, Champion Road, Sydenham, London SE26 4HD

Whitby - Gojive
Every Tuesday at The MET, Argyle Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HU
0777 367 2647

Worcester - Ceroc Groove
Every Monday at The Pear Tree Inn & Country Hotel, Smite, Worcester WR3 8SY


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 -
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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