Modern Jive News November 1 2010

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Subject: Modern Jive News November 1 2010
Date: November 1st 2010 Newsletter - November 1 2010

"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance." Japanese Proverb

* New DVD: Ceroc Cocktail Weekender 2010
        20 workshops from Australia

* "Super Seniors" Competition at Blackpool Modern Jive Championships

* Modern Jive Classes for Under 18s in Surrey

* New or Moved Clubs

* Weekenders, Holidays & Competitions

    New events in England

* Dance DVDs for Christmas!

    Over 50 DVDs.  The perfect gift for your dancing friends!

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

My apologies for spelling Nicole's name incorrectly in the last newsletter about her new DVDs - there are, of course, two "e"s in Beckey!


New DVD: Ceroc Cocktail Weekender 2010


All the workshops that were taught at the 2010 Ceroc Cocktail Weekender in Australia.

Learn from the experts!

20 Workshops: Whiz Bang Moves; Freestylable Moves; Lengthen Your Lines; Strictly New Intermediate; Favorite New Moves; Freestyle Moves; Move, Momentum & Lead; Anchor Workshop; Triples (Double Trouble); Rumba Workshop; Ladies' Style Workshop; Moves Done Musically; Styling Workshop; Baby Aerials; Beginner/Intermediate Routine; Wake Up Your Body; Equilibrium, Balance & Core; Master Show Moves; Change It Up; Air Time (Aerials)

Full details and ordering information at


"Super Seniors" Competition at Blackpool Modern Jive Championships

Calling all dancers who are 55 years or older.

Before you hang up those dance shoes for good and reach for the nearest Zimmer frame, why not have a bash at winning one more dancing trophy? 

Matt Henson is trying to organise a “Super Seniors” competition at the Blackpool Modern Jive Championships on the weekend of 12/13th March, 2011. He needs at least six couples to enter for this event, otherwise it will not be worthwhile trying to organise it.

To express an interest, or to find out more information, please contact Matt Henson ASAP: 07803 608 813 or
Dancers without a competition partner can register with Matt, who will endeavour to match them up with a suitable partner.

Details of the competition are at


Modern Jive Classes for Under 18s in Surrey

Modern Jive Classes for Boys & Girls aged 7 to 18! ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY!

Starting on 13 November Simply LeRoc will be running Modern Jive courses for Children and Teenagers on Saturday mornings in Kenley Memorial Hall, Godstone Road, CR8 5AB, Kenley!
 9.30 till 10.15 -  7 to 10 years old
10.30 till 11.15 - 11 to 14years old
11.30 till 12.30 - 15 to 18 years old

The first taster course will be four weeks long and will cost £20 for 7 to 14 years old and £25 for 15 to 18 years.
Classes are subject to numbers and we need 10 children per group minimum to make it viable; with a maximum of 20 children per group.
Classes taught by fully qualified UKA dance teachers, with extensive experience in Primary and Secondary school, CRB checked & qualified First Aiders.
Please contact Christelle on 07941 890 797 or for further information and to book a place.



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.

Let's Dance has re-opened in Albir at the Venus Albir hotel on Thursday nights.
Phone: 965 882 119 or 620 763 224  E-mail:

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

Alderley Edge
Central Birmingham
St Ives

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

The latest addition is:

Rebel Yell; 6 November 2010; Woking, England
Ceroc Surrey:
Over 30 exciting 1-hour workshops covering a variety of different dance styles including Ceroc ~ West Coast Swing ~ Tango ~ Street Dance ~ Swing ~ Dance Technique ~ Drops and Dips ~ Latin Jive and many more!

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 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 for Christmas!
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.

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Click on the images to get these great DVDs.

Full details of all 50+ DVDs and online ordering are at


       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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