Modern Jive News February 29 2012

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Subject: Modern Jive News February 29 2012
Date: February 29th 2012 Newsletter - February 29 2012

* Intermediate DVDs

* Changes to

* 2012 Weekenders, Holidays & Competitions

        75 events listed for 2012


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Intermediate DVDs
The Ceroc UK Intermdiate Part 1 DVD is out of stock and it is not being produced any more.  We hope for news of new DVDs from Ceroc UK in the not too distant future.

But there are lots of great DVDs for intermediate level dancers.

If you want moves:
50 Cool Moves
Ceroc Australia's Hot Moves 1
Ceroc Australia's Close Moves & Dips 1
Ceroc UK Intermediate Part 2
Ceroc UK New Moves Volume 1
Ceroc & Modern Jive Intermediate Series 1
Ceroc & Modern Jive Intermediate Series 2
Ceroc & Modern Jive Ultimate Close Moves Series 1
Social Drops & Seducers

If you want to learn all the secrets of smooth Modern Jive and improve your dancing and your lead & follow have a look at
The Modern Jive Toolkit
This is the one that helps you freestyle well all those moves you learn from the other DVDs!

Of course the ladies don't need to learn moves; they need to learn how to follow (see the Toolkit above) and add some style:
Ladies' Styling Volume 1 (Bev)
Ladies' Styling (Mel)
Viktor Andeke's Three DVDs - some style tips for the ladies, and lots of stylish moves for the men

Or you could add some style and moves from other dance forms:
- Tango Jive Fusion with Attituden
Latin for Jivers - Tango, Cha Cha and Salsa taught to enhance Modern Jive.

And of course if you can now lead one lady well at the intermediate level, you can have a lot of fun learning how to lead two ladies at the same time:
Double Trouble (Triples) Vol 1

There are also DVDs that cover a range of Intermediate and Advanced moves - check at to see them all.

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

Changes to

After 13 years of trying to keep track of all the Modern Jive/Ceroc/LeRoc clubs in the UK, I have finally run out of time to handle all the openings, closures and movements.  Also, while my maps were unique in the Modern Jive world for a long time, there are now other sites that have started providing a similar map-based service to help you find your nearest club.

So, the UK maps have been removed from  Instead, at you will find links to all the sites that list clubs in the UK.  Please let me know if there are any other good sites that I should add.  Some sites cover parts of the country, some list other dance styles as well as Modern Jive.  Try them all and see which ones work for you.

BUT will still provide the best site in the world for:
  • comprehensive, worldwide listings of all major events - holidays, weekenders and competitions
  • the only list of all the Modern Jive clubs in the rest of the world
  • and of course the best Modern Jive/Ceroc/LeRoc DVD shop in the world
So, sorry if you miss the maps, but we will still be here providing the best service we can to the Modern Jive world.

To see why I have no time any more have a look at and if you want to find similar fun dancing in your part of the UK try and


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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