How to improve your dance style without trying too hard

how to be a more stylish dancer - What about dance.

Many modern jive dancers just want to be able to get on the dance floor and aren’t bothered about progressing their dancing further. They’re happy to plod on, happy to just dance with their friends. Or they might think they can’t progress because they don’t Continue reading How to improve your dance style without trying too hard

The closeness of dance and dancing with a partner

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Before starting dance classes most people’s experience of partner dancing is limited to dancing at home with a parent, country dancing at school, or a slow shuffle round the dance floor at teenage school discos. So starting social dancing and dancing with a partner isn’t Continue reading The closeness of dance and dancing with a partner

How to look good on the dance floor (it’s not just about clothes)

look good on the dance floor - what about dance

When you’re watching someone on the dance floor what are your thoughts? Assuming they’re not falling over or making huge over the top movement that you can’t fail to see. Mostly you watch people dance because they’ve got a spark, something that makes you notice Continue reading How to look good on the dance floor (it’s not just about clothes)

Bad habits to break to improve your dancing

bad habits to break - what about dance

A previous post shared thoughts on dance etiquette while at freestyles and class, but now I’m turning to bad dance habits. Dancers may think it’s beginners with bad habits but that’s not always the case. Lots of people complain about certain bad habits when they Continue reading Bad habits to break to improve your dancing

How much can you really learn in one modern jive class

how much can you learn in 1 modern jive class - What about dance..

One of the big selling points of modern jive is that anyone can learn it, and that after only one beginner’s class, even a non-dancer can be up and dancing by the end of the night.  It’s unlikely they’ll be amazing, but they’ll have 3-4 Continue reading How much can you really learn in one modern jive class