Modern Jive News July 16 2011

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Subject: Modern Jive News July 16 2011
Date: June 16th 2011 Newsletter - June 16 2011

* UK Smoooth DVDs

New or Moved Clubs
        Canada & UK

* Weekenders, Holidays & Competitions
        New events in the Caribbean, England, New Zealand & Portugal

* 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!

UK Smoooth DVDs
The future of Modern Jive! TODAY!

All three of the UK Smoooth DVDs are now available at

Partner dancing's back! And UK Smoooth is a funky, easy-to-learn, dance style. More than "just another Modern Jive club", UK Smoooth has redefined social partner dancing. Learn to dance and look great on any dance floor! Simple, Stylish & Smooth
"Lazy Dave" Plummer gives clear, uncomplicated instruction to teach you the stylish "UK Smoooth", a form of Jive with some West Coast Swing influence, but without the tricky footwork!

Enjoy learning this smoooth dance style with "Lazy Dave" Plummer, one of the pioneers of smoother Modern Jive, as he guides you through the basic moves and techniques that will help you feel confident on any dance floor.

More details and ordering 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.

UT Modern Jive Dance Club, Toronto

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

Gt. Yarmouth
South Shields
St. Leonards-on-Sea

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.

Just added new events in: The Caribbean, England, New Zealand, Portugal

Gecko Dance for Dancing in Portugal
Modern Jive dancers & teachers are coming to the gorgeous rural area of the Alentejo in central Portugal to help promote dance, taxi dance & teach classes. Opportunities for free accommodation, food & wine for all levels of dancers & teachers to come over & help. Or why not just come & join in the fun? Wonderful scenery & places to visit, peaceful roads for cycling, beautiful walks, paradise for bird watchers, excellent local wine (you can still get a beer for a Euro!) ...see you soon!
For enquiries phone 00 351 245 905196 or email

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, Portugal, 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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