Modern Jive News April 23 2012

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Subject: Modern Jive News April 23 2012
Date: April 23rd 2012 Newsletter - April 23 2012

* Dancing the Blues

* DVD Price Rises - Postage Costs

* 2012 Weekenders, Holidays & Competitions

        75 events listed for 2012


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Dancing the Blues
There are more and more blues dance events in the UK.  But what is blues dancing? Here are some interviews with some key players in the world of blues dancing:

In the UK blues events are usually aimed at Ceroc/LeRoc/Modern Jive dancers who want to dance to slower, more inspiring music, and the dancing that they do is primarily a slower version of Modern Jive.

If this is what you want then UK Blues Champions Val Forsey & David Rokov have produced a series of three great DVDs (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced):


In the USA they have been dancing blues for a lot longer and there are many different styles. Here is an example from Lucky Skillen:

ucky's DVD is available from

DVD Price Rises - Postage Costs

Unfortuately UK postage prices go up significantly on April 30th 2012.  We are reviewing our prices and many of them will be increasing in May.

So if you are planning to buy some DVDs, why not do it now and save yourself some money?

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.
Click on the images to get these great DVDs.

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


2012 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.

Over 75 events are now listed for 2012! 
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.


       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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