How to improve your dance style without trying too hard

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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)

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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)

Do you need to know lots of modern jive moves

Do you need a big dance moves repertoire - What about dance

Dance moves.  The stumbling block for so many dancers.  Or so they think.  Are a repertoire of lots of fancy modern jive moves really needed to be a good social dancer? One of the worries that beginner and improver dancers often have, is that they Continue reading Do you need to know lots of modern jive moves

Dance musicality in modern jive

Dance musicality tips - What about dance

Modern jive is often looked down on by dancers from other genres.  Or that’s the feeling you can sometimes get. I have to be honest, I’ve personally not had anyone say anything derogatory towards modern jive itself, more about the lack of dance technique that Continue reading Dance musicality in modern jive

Handy tips on how to dance with more control

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While dancing with abandon is a great way to feel free and release any angst, when partner dancing, even socially, there needs to be some semblance of control from each person. It can be interesting to watch people who dance with no worries in a Continue reading Handy tips on how to dance with more control