What is Modern Jive?

Modern Jive originated in France and came over to the UK in the 1980s, gaining momentum in the ‘90s.

It is essentially a social dance aimed at getting non-dancers onto the dance floor, although it can be danced at competition level.

It is much slower than Rock 'n' Roll, Salsa, Lindy Hop and most Swing dances, and easier than any of these, with very little footwork to learn. Most people pick up a few moves even after their first evening, often enough to get through a whole track.

It is a fun and healthy way to keep fit and to meet and mix with friends old and new. We dance to a very wide range of music form 1940s to current Charts, and everything inbetween.