Modern Jive

Learn how to dance Modern Jive. Modern Jive is one of the easiest partner dance styles to learn. It is a smooth and stylish dance blending jive, ballroom and swing moves in an easy pattern based syllabus. This dance is enjoyed by all ages because it is danced to music from 40’s swing to modern chart of the Top 40 hits. With just a few dance lessons you will be dancing the night away and impressing your friends. No experience necessary for learning Modern Jive as we take you through all the steps to enjoy and learn a new skill. At our dance classes no partner required as we rotate you through so the more experienced dancers can help you learn. The frequent rotation of partners occurs within the class to improve your dancing much faster as we have multiple teachers assisting each week and you will also find it easier to facilitate meeting new people and making new friends.

All Modern Jive classes have a review class called the beginner progression class after the first freestyle section. For the second half of the night a teacher will go over in more detail all your steps so please hang around to do your review class as it will help you retain what you just learnt to grow in more confidence much faster.

Course Outline:

  • 5 minute Warm Up to help get you into the groove of dance
  • Review of any steps from the warm up if required & try to music
  • 10 minutes on tips & drills to help you assimilate to dancing
  • Steady pace of learning 3-5 moves linked together in a free-style routine based on a set syllabus for both line dance & couples partnering dance.
  • Review one move from the previous week, repeated to aid in the retention of moves
  • Topics include but are not limited to handholds, rhythm, timing, frame work, connection, lead/follow techniques, styling, safety, footwork, etiquette and floor craft
  • There are multiple teachers in each class to help guide you along and give some one on one attention where needed
  • Practice and guidance time in between each class and at the end of class


  • 7:30pm Beginner’s class
  • 8:30pm Social dance time
  • 8:50pm Beginners progression class – this, more personalised class, is included in your course and will review the routine just learned.
  • 9:50pm Social dance time until 10:30pm

Learning Outcome:

  • The ability to freestyle dance on your own or with a partner
  • Grow in confidence as an individual through dance
  • Learn the language of dance and understand how to communicate with another person on the dance floor
  • Get more aerobically fit
  • Understand how to listen to music as a dancer and enjoy it more

What to bring:

  • Please wear cool, casual, comfortable clothing along with comfortable shoes in which you can spin on a floor (such as leather or hard plastic soles, not rubber or sling-backs).
  • There is cool water supplied in every class as well as a bar in the main part of the club.

About the tutors:

Shane & Keri are very entertaining, fun and versatile coaches with a background in everything from Ballroom to Ballet and Swing to Tap. They love to travel the world to share their passion for dance. Together they have placed in the Top 5 at the most prestigious international Swing Dance championships for the last eight years holding two 2nd place titles and danced at the Invitational/Champion levels. Both Keri & Shane are highly praised for their approachable demeanour and the fact that they make it a point to socialise and promote an inclusive atmosphere wherever they may be. If you want to find out more have a look at their website

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.