Modern jive

Making dancers feel welcome – essential or not?
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Making dancers feel welcome – essential or not?

With the number of modern jive options available in many areas now, venues are having to work harder to retain their dancers as well as to get beginners in.  If beginners don’t get hooked that first visit, the likelihood is they may find something else to do instead of dancing.  And the better dancers become,…

Modern jive – judged by other dance styles
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Modern jive – judged by other dance styles

If you’ve been dancing ceroc or modern jive for a while you may have heard dancers from other genres pouring scorn on it. ‘Modern jive is easy’  ‘there’s no technique’ ‘it’s just for people who can’t dance’ ‘everyone who’s any good moves on to argentine tango or wcs, that’s where the good dancers are’. But…

Filling the ceroc dance funnel – getting and retaining dancers
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Filling the ceroc dance funnel – getting and retaining dancers

We all come to ceroc or modern jive via different routes.  Some have danced forever but want to try something new, or a friend has asked them to come along for moral support.  Others have never danced but have been inspired by a tv show, or theatre performance or have even seen a display at…