Learn to Dance in Newcastle with one of the Region’s Most Popular Social Partner Dancing Company!

Dance classes 3 days a week. Easy, fun, very social and great for fitness.

Wednesdays @ Merewether Golf Club, 40 King Street Adamstown Heights.

Recommence January 18th in 2017

Thursdays @ Kahibah Sports Club, 63 Kenibea Avenue, Kahibah (near Charlestown).

Recommence February 2nd in 2017

**New Modern Jivers who come Wednesday and Thursday please turn up 6:30pm for the 6:45pm Intro Class.

Wednesdays and Thursdays we have social dancing music on at 6:30pm and the main class starts at 7pm.

See below for full schedule for Modern Jive for each night.

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Wednesday

Music on at 6:30pm for 6:45pm start (Fundamentals Class). 7pm is the main class.

We teach at Merewether Golf Club every Wednesday. The venue is clean and spacious and has a beautiful dance floor, a licensed bar open all night, great air-conditioning, and safe off- street parking.

Thursdays

Music on at 6:30pm for 6:45pm start (Fundamentals Class). 7pm is the  main class. Bistro Open from 5:30pm.

We teach at Kahibah Sports Club every Thursday. A great dance floor, sound system, restaurant and bar, air-conditioning, and lots of off-street parking. 

We have been teaching dance classes in Newcastle Australia since 2006! Come along and join us in our journey of dance, it enhances people’s lives in so many ways, including fun, health and fitness, and friends.   

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What is Modern Jive?

Modern Jive, in a nutshell, is simple social partner dancing that is versatile, practical and fun. It is danced to music that you are likely to hear at pubs, clubs, parties, weddings and other social events.

A typical danceVibe modern jive night is just as much about the social fun aspect, as is it is about learning to dance!

As we say, its much more than dance lessons, its a great night out!

Modern Jive is one of the easiest of all partner dances to learn and you don’t need to bring a partner.

Call in any week (no need to commit to multi-week courses).

We make learning digestible and fun.

$15 per casual visit. $70 for 5-night pass (3 month expiry). $120 10-night Pass (5 month expiry)

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Under 18 years of age free.

Full-time Uni Students half price.

We have around 2 hours freestyle (social dancing) every night. 

A fun, great value, night out, where you meet an interesting mix of people from all walks of life, while getting fit accidentally!

A little bit more about Modern Jive

One of Modern Jive’s key strengths is it’s versatility. Whilst Modern Jive is flexible and open to influence from other dance styles, it is a style unto itself. It’s essence or basic rhythms have not changed, but the styling of the dance is in a state of perpetual evolution. It can be adapted to music of the day, so just as music changes, today’s Modern Jive is very different to 10 years ago!

Some of the more common dance types included in the style descriptions for Modern Jive are; are for example, a mix of French Jive, Latin, Rock’n’Roll, Salsa and Swing. Whilst Modern Jive draws moves and patterns from all these styles, it is distinct from them all. To understand the essence of today’s Modern Jive and appreciate what a wonderful, fun and adaptable freestyle dance it is, you really need to jump in try it and see it in action! We cater to beginner’s every week.

You are welcome any Wednesday or Thursday. Casual cool clothing is recommended. Shoes with some give on the bottom are best (suede or leather). Ladies avoid slip ons! But on your first night where whatever you have that is comfortable.

Format of Wednesday Night

Bistro open form 5:30pm (subject to club having it open). 

6.30pm doors and bar open and music on, open for practice, & 1st-timer’s registration- psych up time!

6:45pm FUNdamentals Class– for 1st-timers to learn the fundamentals and to make it easier to transition on to the main floor. Also for returning beginners to consolidate their basics and develop good foundations for future learning. Less brain strain = more fun!!

7.00pm – 8.00pm Base Moves Class (1st-timers & experienced dancers welcome, a great opportunity to work on the ever important basics and of course to meet other dancers)

8.00pm – 8.40pm Modern Jive Freestyle 1 (social dancing). Teachers available to help beginners and progressing dancers.

8.45pm – 9.30pm Split into 2 classes- Intermediate and Progressing Dancers (Step-up)

Class- 1 Step-up (Beginner’s Support Class- learn sound lead and follow foundations from day 1)

Class-2 Intermediate (Fun leadable variations and some more challenging concepts)

Approx. 9.30pm – 10.15pm is our second freestyle/social dancing session.

 All welcome.

Venue: Merewether Golf Club. 

Look forward to seeing you there.

Format for Thursday Night

Music on and dance floor open at 6:30pm

Beginners Class 7:00pm-7:45pm

Freestyle (social dancing) 7:45pm-8:25pm (40 min)

Variations Class 8:30pm-9:00pm (ish)

Freestyle 9:00pm (ish) -9:45pm

Dancing changes lives, so you owe it to yourself to give it a try!

Please let your friends know too!

Thanks for visiting our website.

I hope you enjoy the journey beyond moves.

Any questions please call me  or text me on 0418 679 048, Happy dancing, Adrian.