Modern Jive News September 11 2010

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Subject: Modern Jive News September 11 2010
Date: September 12th 2010 Newsletter - September 11 2010

"Dance first.  Think later.  It's the natural order." Samuel Beckett

* Modern Jive at the Olympics?

* Discounts on Modern Jive DVDs

* New or Moved Clubs

* Weekenders, Holidays & Competitions

    New events in England & New Zealand

* Dance DVDs

    Over 50 DVDs

* Information Sources

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

Not a lot of news this time - things have been quiet over the summer - though there are quite a lot of new clubs opening in September and October.


Modern Jive at the Olympics?

The Australians had hundreds of Modern Jive dancers performing in the opening ceremony at Sydney in 2000.
Is anyone doing anything to get our favourite dance into the London Olympic Games?


Discounts on Modern Jive DVDs

Save £3.00 if you buy two DVDs, or £4.00 if you buy three.

Over 50 great DVDs to enhance your dancing: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.
Technique, style, musicality, close moves, lifts, drops, latin styling, hot moves, blues, ladies' styling, smooth jive, double trouble and lots more.

When you order any two DVDs from just e-mail quoting “MJSEP” before Sept 30 2010 and your discount will be refunded.

You can view details of all the DVDs 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.

I have just made updates all over the country.  There are new or moved clubs in:


Click on your part of the
UK on the map at and find all the new 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 New Zealand have just been added to the list at - visit the Web site to see all the holidays, weekenders and competitions.

I will soon be adding 2011 events - please send me details of your events.

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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