Modern Jive News April 1 2011 - New Moves & Blues DVDs

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Subject: Modern Jive News April 1 2011 - New Moves & Blues DVDs
Date: April 1st 2011 Newsletter - April 1 2011

* New Moves DVD

* Blues DVDs

* New Dance Styles in Kent

* Weekenders, Holidays & Competitions
        Over 50 events for 2011

* New or Moved Clubs
        Canada & UK

* More Dance DVDs

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

Please note: We sell DVDs at, Amazon and eBay. They are the same DVDs and we provide the same service.  They are cheaper at!

New Moves DVD
49 new moves that have been added to the Ceroc UK teaching syllabus.

Ceroc takes it inspiration from the vast spectrum of other dance forms. What's also really exciting about learning to dance with Ceroc is that we don't stand still; the dance is constantly evolving.

This DVD is easy to follow and includes a demo and slow teach for each of the 49 new moves.

The moves are a mix of easy, medium and hard Intermediate-level moves. These moves are really only suitable for people that are comfortable with the Intermediate classes.

More details and ordering at

Also available: Ceroc UK Intermediate Part 1 DVD & Ceroc UK Intermediate Part 2 DVD


Blues DVDs


Ceroc Blues DVDs will introduce you to the smooth style of Blues Dancing.

Taught and demonstrated by UK Blues Champions & Jive Masters Grand Finalists Val Forsey & David Rokov.

Beginners' Blues DVD: covers Blues Basics and then teaches four routines that can be linked together to create an elegant sequence.

Intermediate Blues DVD: shows you how to enhance your Blues Basics and then teaches you three routines which can be linked together to create an impressive and smooth sequence perfectly punctuated by stops and improvisation.

Advanced Blues DVD: helps you to improve your Blues Musical Interpretation and introduces you to some "Wow!" moves to take your Blues Dancing to another level. The three routines on this DVD are challenging and can be linked together in sequence or combined with other moves from your growing Blues repertoire.

Learn to dance to slower music and how to interpret the music.

"We hope you find this DVD useful and enjoy learning Blues." Val & David

More details and ordering at


New Dance Styles in Kent

Fancy trying something different?

Canterbury Ceilidhs - Next one Thursday April 7th
The best of English Ceilidh and funky American Style Barn Dancing with attitude!
Easy-to-learn dances to fabulous music.
Come and have fun!
Details at

Ashford Dances - Next one Saturday April 16th
American Style Barn Dancing with Attitude!
Band: Chesapeake
Details at

Fit As A Fiddle - FREE Dancing for Over-50s in Ashford in April & May
An introduction to a wide range of wonderful dance styles, from 17th Century Jane Austen style dances to 21st Century Ceilidh Dances, including American Contra Dance, English Barn Dance, Contra Waltzing and the Polka!

Great low impact exercise!
No experience or partner required!
Have fun, get fitter and meet new people!

Every Thursday afternoon from 2:00pm to 3:30pm from April 7th to May 26th at the Stour Centre, Ashford TN23 1ET

Under 50s are also welcome at £3 per session.

This is a partnership project between Contrafusion, SEFAN, The Ashford Leisure Trust and Age UK and is financially supported by The Big Lottery Fund.
Thanks to their funding this project is completely free to participants over 50.

Details 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 Nation Toronto

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

Milton Keynes
West Byfleet

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 & Competitions

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

More updates: Over 50  events are now listed for  2011! 

Holidays, weekenders and competitions in Australia, The Carribean, Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Greece, Majorca, New Zealand, The Mediterranean, Scotland,  Spain, Turkey & Wales. - 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 Events in this list are Competitions, Dance Holidays, and major Weekend Events: ones with multiple workshops from multiple teachers, together with an evening dance.


More Dance 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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