Modern Jive News March 11 2010

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Subject: Modern Jive News March 11 2010
Date: March 11th 2010 Newsletter - March 11 2010

"Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!" 

* Competitions & Championships
      Australia, England, New Zealand, Scotland

* Dancing in the UK - March Edition

* Strictly LeRoc 2010 Specials with the stars of Strictly Come Dancing

* Weekenders & Holidays

    New events in Australia, England, France & Turkey

* Dance DVDs

* New or Moved Clubs
    Australia, Kazakhstan, Singapore, USA and 10 in the UK

* Information Sources

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

Competitions & Championships

Competitions are for everyone!

Whether you are an experienced dancer or a complete beginner, most competitions have categories that will suit you.

But even if you decide that competing is not for you, you can still go along to see all the fantastic performances and to take part in some of the best freestyles/dance parties that you will find anywhere.  Many of the competitions are now weekend events with multiple dances and workshops as well as the competition itself.

Here are the ones I know about:

Kapi-Hutt Regional Champs, 19-21 March 2010, Wellington, New Zealand
Ceroc Stars:

Victorian Modern Jive Championships, 23-25 April 2010, Melbourne, Australia
Le Bop:

South Island Ceroc Championships, 23-25 April 2010, Dunedin, New Zealand
Ceroc Dunedin:

Ceroc UK Dance Championships, 2 May 2010, London, England
Ceroc UK:

UK Open Modern Jive Championships, 4-5 June 2010, Blackpool, England
Blackpool MJ Champs:

Ceroc Dance Xtreme, 4-7 June 2010, Rotorua, New Zealand
Dare 2 Dance:

Ceroc International Dance Championships, 11-14 June 2010, Sydney, Australia
Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company:

danceEscape (including The Australian Open Modern Jive Champs), 3-12 September 2010, Sunshine Coast, Australia
Le Step Modern Jive:!/event.php?eid=371491621376

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:

Australasian Open Modern Jive Championships, 1-3 October 2010, Sydney, Australia
Ceroc Australia Dance Company:

The Best in the West, 22 October 2010, Bristol, England
Trinity LeRoc:

BritRock '10 Independent Modern Jive Competition, 22-23 October 2010, Hove, England

Please let me know if I missed any!

And if you are looking for some great moves, with that "Wow factor" that will make the judges notice you, then try some of these great DVDs:

Club Jive Jumps & Throws Volumes 1 & 2  and Dips DVDs
Jumps & ThrowsJumps & ThrowsJumps & Throws
Superb Australian Styling!  Click on the covers for details.
Note: The Jumps & Throws DVDs are now only £19.99 each (£37.99 the pair).

Lots more DVDs to choose from - check the full list at


Dancing in the UK - March Edition

The latest edition is available online at

If you run a dance organisation and wish to list your clubs and events at "Dancing in the UK" then add your details by registering at

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


Strictly LeRoc 2010 Specials with the stars of Strictly Come Dancing

Tuesday 23rd March:
Darren & Lilia: Cha Cha Cha class & World Class Cabaret

Darren & Lilia

Tuesday 8th June:
Katya & Klaus: Strictly Surprise class & Cabaret

These evenings will be held in conjunction with the regular LeRoc Tuesday Class & Freestyle night.
On these nights both the Grand Hall and the Masonic Hall are used

More details at


Weekenders & Holidays

Whether you want sunshine, skiing or cruising, or just lots of dancing, you will find plenty of choice, all over the world.
Over 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

Dance & Ski La Plagne, 13-20 March 2010, Montalbert, France

The Ski & Rock Co:

Dance Action Holiday, 22-29 May 2010, Foca, Turkey
The Ski & Rock Co:

danceEscape, 3-12 September 2010, Sunshine Coast, Australia
Le Step Modern Jive:!/event.php?eid=371491621376

JiveTime Spree Jive Weekend, 24-27 September 2010, Weston-super-Mare, 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


New venue: Every Monday at Newcastle University Sports and Aquatic Centre

Tengiz Jive Club, based at Tengiz Oil Field  +7-701-343-2842

Ceroc Singapore

Ceroc Phoenix
Ceroc Phoenix started their fun taster classes in February – check the Web site for future events.

Added to the UK maps at since the last newsletter:

Bexhill-On-Sea - Adrenalin Jive
Every Sunday at Centre Stage, 87 London Road, Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex TN39 3LB
Freestyle only - music for Modern Jive, Latin, Swing, Tango & West Coast Swing

Bridgwater - Dance le Beat
Every Monday at Blakes Dance Hall, St Saviours Ave, Bridgwater; Somerset TA6 3NZ
Starts Monday March 1 2010

Cleethorpes - Cool Jive
Every Monday at Cleethorpes LC, Kingsway, Cleethorpes; Lincolnshire DN35 0BY 
07850 477352

Grimsby - Cool Jive
Every Friday at Humberston Country Club, Humberston Ave, Grimsby; Lincolnshire DN36 4SX
07850 477352

Harrogate - Harrogate Jive
Every Monday at The Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate; North Yorks HG1 2RZ
01904-627-989, 07739-152-140

Hastings - Ceroc Kent
Every Monday at Phoenix Arts Ctr, William Parker School, Parkstone Rd, Hastings; East Sussex TN34 2NT

Immingham - Cool Jive
Every Tuesday at Immingham SC, Washdyke Ln, Immingham; Lincolnshire DN40 2HL
07850 477352

Macclesfield - Stylz Jive
Every Tuesday Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield; Cheshire SK10 1EA

Scarborough - Gojive
Every Tuesday at The Grand Hotel, St.Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough; North Yorks YO11 2ET

St Leonards - Hotshots Dance Le Roc
Every Monday at The Hotshots Venue, 190 Bexhill Rd, St Leonards; East Sussex TN38 8BL


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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