Wednesday night classes occur every week. Call in any Wednesday.
Please text us on 0418 679 048 to book.
Arrive 6:30pmish to register for a 6:45pm introduction. Main class starts 7:00pm.
Learn to Dance in Newcastle with one of the Region’s Most Popular Social Partner Dancing Company! Teaching since 2006.
Easy, fun, very social and great for fitness.
Wednesdays are held at Merewether Golf Club, 40 King Street Adamstown Heights. (Bistro not opened). The venue is clean and spacious and has a beautiful dance floor, a licensed bar open all night, air-conditioning, and safe off- street parking.
**New Modern Jivers who come Wednesday please turn up 6:30pm for the 6:45pm Intro Class.
Wednesdays we have social dancing music on at 6:30pm and the main class starts at 7pm.
See below for full schedule for our Modern Jive nights.
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.
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.
Special- 1st-timers’ pass $25, 3 nights. (3 week expiry)
$15 per casual visit.
$70 for 5-night pass (3 month expiry).
$120 10-night Pass (5 month expiry)
Under 18 years of age free, must be accompanied by an adult.
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. 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 and bar open all day, 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 – 8.30pm Modern Jive Freestyle 1 (social dancing). Teachers available to help beginners and progressing dancers.
8.30pm – 9.20pm Split into 2 or 3 different level classes: beginner friendly level every week.
Progressing Dancers (Step-up), Intermediate 1, and Intermediate 2 (or a combined I1/I2).
Class- 1 Step-up (Beginner’s Support Class- learn sound lead and follow foundations from day 1)
Class- 2 Intermediate 1 (Fun leadable variations and some important lead and follow concepts)
Class-3 Intermediate 2 (some more technically challenging moves, must have sound lead and follow connection skills in place)
(At times we offer a combined I1/I2 that hits the middle ground).
Approx. 9.20pm – 10.15pm is our second freestyle/social dancing session.
Venue: Merewether Golf Club.
Look forward to seeing you there.
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.