Modern Jive News July 16 2010

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Subject: Modern Jive News July 16 2010
Date: July 16th 2010 Newsletter - July 16 2010

"You don’t stop dancing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop dancing!"

* MOVE IT 2011 is looking for a Dream Team
    Could you be part of it?

* Blues
    ‘Crystal Blues’ Challenge

* New or Moved Club

    Modern Jive Reaches Japan; new nights at Ceroc Phoenix and lots of updates for the UK

* Weekenders, Holidays & Competitions

    New events in England & Spain

* Dance DVDs

    Over 50 DVDs

* Information Sources

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

MOVE IT 2011 is looking for a Dream Team
    Could you be part of it?

"MOVE IT 2011 is looking for dancers from all different genres to be the faces of the MOVE IT 2011 campaign. We’re after dancers of different styles, levels and characters to take part in this exclusive photo-shoot, so if you have a rockin’ personality, thrive in front of the camera and are happy being interviewed for the media or in front of 1000s of people – this is the opportunity for you. Whether your passion is Ballet or Bollywood, Hip Hop or Lindy Hop, this could be your chance to be one of the faces of the UK’s biggest and best dance event."

Entry deadline: July 22nd.
Details at


‘Crystal Blues’ Challenge

Fri 17th Sept – Sun 19th Sept: The first Independent Blues-room-based Blues challenge.

A chance for Blues dancers to take part in, and be part of, a weekend of Blues-focused challenges – where your peers are your judges!

With seven categories, there is something for everyone –and if competing is not your thing, as part of the audience YOU have responsibility for deciding who makes it through the preliminary rounds and gets put before the panel of well-respected Blues-room dancers who will be judging the semis and the finals.

Details at

If you want some help with your Blues dancing look at this great Blues DVD:

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More Blues
Check out the Dance The Blues Web site at


New or Moved Clubs

Modern Jive/Ceroc/LeRoc keeps spreading - it is now in over 20 countries around the world.  All the clubs I know about are listed at  Please let me know of any that I should add to the list.

Jive Motion opens in Tokyo & Yokohama
Details at


Ceroc Phoenix opens new clubs:
Wednesday 18th August 7pm, Paragon Dance, Tempe. (East Valley)
Thursday 19th Aug 7pm, Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park. (West Valley)
Details at

I have just done my annual check and update so there are dozens of new venues now listed at since the last newsletter - too many to list.
Click on your part of the
UK on the map at and find all the clubs in your area.

Please let me know of any errors or omissions.


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 60  events are now listed for  2010! 

Move events in England and Spain have just been added to the list at - visit the Web site to see all the holidays, weekenders and competitions.

Let me know if your event isn't listed!
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, Blues, Double Trouble and Weekenders.

DVDDVDDVDViktor's Style Workshop DVD
Click on the images to get these great DVDs - buy online from

Details of all the DVDs are at


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):

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
MJDA 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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