Modern Jive News October 10 2012

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Subject: Modern Jive News October 10 2012
Date: October 10th 2012 Newsletter - October 10 2012

* Modern Jive is Back in New York

* Ladies' Styling DVDs - Price Drop

* 2013 Weekenders, Holidays & Competitions
        3 new events for November
        Over 75 events listed for 2012
        24 events listed for 2013

* Over 50 DVDs
        Including the new Ceroc UK Classics, Intermediate & New Moves Volume 2


Modern Jive is Back in New York
Freestyle/Dance Party this Friday:
Venue: 268 Mulberry St. between Houston St. and Prince St. (St. Pat's Youth Center)
Date: Friday October 12th, 2012
Time: 7-10:00pm
Tickets: $10 online (tax-deductible) or cash at the door.

Beginners' lesson with
Jamie McDonald from 7:15 to 8:00pm followed by freestyle dancing with a more advanced lesson from 8:30 to 9pm followed by more freestyle dancing.
Come early for pizza. Cash bar for drinks.

Also, save the following dates for future dances
November 9th, 2012
December 14th, 2012

For more information, please call Mark Lim (646-242-6808) or email


Ladies' Styling DVDs - Price Drop

Ladies' Styling (Mel)
Acclaimed as the first ladies' styling DVD of its type in the Modern Jive world, Mel B explains in clear terms how to add style elegantly to your dancing.
Mel will take you through step by step, showing you how to isolate, flex and extend to become a beautiful dancer.
New reduced to £19.50. Order it now at

Ladies' Styling Volume 1 (Bev)
This DVD shows you the secrets and tips to fabulous Ladies' Styling. Suitable for all levels from Beginner to Advanced - you will all learn from this fabulous teaching.
Buy this DVD for all your girl-friends - an ideal gift for any dance addict!

Now reduced to £19.99. Order it now from


2013 Weekenders, Holidays & Competitions

New Events for November:

Rebel Yell

3 November 2012, Woking, England - Ceroc Surrey
Day: Over 20 exciting workshops for Ceroc dancers as well as some taster classes in other dance styles including West Coast Swing, Aregntine Tango, Lindy, Street Dance and more!
Evening: Two main rooms of freestyle plus spectacular cabaret performances!
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Dancers Retreat in the Lake District
16-19 November 2012, Lake District, England - Smartdanceworks
A luxury weekend in one of Cumbria's finest 4-star hotels. We will be offering a variety of dance workshops during the mornings, leaving you the afternoons to soak up the beautiful countryside. Then dinner in the hotel's fabulous restaurant followed by dancing in the lovely large ballroom with spring dance floor.
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Up & Down With It
24 November 2012, Co. Wexford, Ireland - Jiveinferno
5 Workshops during the day
Freestyle until 2am. Luxurious dance floor. Inclusive fruit and nibbles during the Freestyle!
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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 listed for 2012!
24 events are now listed for 2013! - Please let me know of any that are not listed.
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.


Over 50 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.
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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