Update on classes
Unfortunately due to the transmission risk of Corona Virus in dance classes, our weekly lessons
are suspended for at least two weeks, which is likely to be extended.
We will review the situation at the end of March.
***We will be offering online video classes soon***
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Wednesday night classes occur every week and we cater to 1st-timers every time. (No courses).
Call in any Wednesday, no partner required!
The address is 14 School St Broadmeadow. The Newcastle Macedonian Cultural Centre.
Please text us on 0418 679 048 to book, if new.
BYO alcohol and nibbles. Some complimentary nibbles provided, as well as water, tea and coffee.
Credit/debit card facilities available.
Arrive 6:30pmish to register for a 6:45pm introduction. Main class starts 7:00pm.
Why not come and learn to Dance in Newcastle with one of the Region’s Most Popular Social Partner Dancing Company!
Teaching since 2006.
Dancing has so many benefits. I strongly encourage you to bite the bullet. The teaching is professional and digestible. We make it easy. The vibe is friendly and welcoming too and its lots of fun!
**New Modern Jivers who come Wednesday please turn up 6:30pmish to register for the 6:45pm Intro Class.
Wednesdays we have social dancing music on at 6:30pm, with an introduction at 6.45pm and the main class starts at 7pm.
See below for full for more information and a schedule for the night.
Background and benefits
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.
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 as well as older favourites.
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. If you can walk you can dance Modern Jive!
Call in any week (no need to commit to multi-week courses).
$30 3-week 1st timers pass.
$17 per casual visit.
$75 for 5-night pass (3 month expiry).
$130 10-night Pass (5 month expiry)
Under 18 years of age free, must be accompanied by an adult.
Full-time Uni Students half price (ID required).
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 14 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! Just a reminder, we cater to beginner’s every week.
You are welcome any Wednesday. 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
6.30pm doors open and music on, open for practice, & 1st-timer’s registration- psych up time!
6:45pm FUNdamentals Class– an introduction catered to 1st-timers so you can learn the fundamentals. Also for returning beginners to consolidate their basics and further develop good foundations for future learning.
7.00pm – 7.40 Level 1 in back room -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).
7.00 – 7.40pm Level 3 – this is for experienced dancers who have been approved for this level.
1st timers can do level 1 and 2.
After level 1 and 3 are finished there is approx. 15 minutes of supported social dancing.
8.00pm Level 2- Variations on Base Moves. Always a fun class, all levels come together for this one. These are fun but achievable variations on level 2.
Beginners welcome if you handled level 1 ok.
After level 2 we have 1 hour of social dancing.
All welcome. Even if you aren’t confident to dance yet feel free to pour a glass of wine and watch or chat.
Venue: 14 School St Broadmeadow.
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.
Look forward to seeing you there.