The anatomy of a dance from start to finish

Anatomy of a dance - What about dance

When we social dance, we give ourselves over to the dance. Sometimes to the partner as well.  But to the music, the space, the feel of the dance.  It can feel like a dream.  But even if it’s not that perfect dance, the dance can Continue reading The anatomy of a dance from start to finish

How dances change with the same people

How dances change - What about dance

Dance is about movement. For modern jive like any partner dance, that movement is of individuals in a partnership, and hopefully a great connection with our partner. But even outside the movement of the dancers, the experience of dance isn’t static. The dance experience changes Continue reading How dances change with the same people

Modern jive dancewear options and key watch outs

modern jive dancewear - what about dance

One of the great things about modern jive is that it’s easily accessible. There’s no modern jive dress code, no requirement to wear a specific style of outfit. You can just turn up in what you fancy. Jeans are popular, with leggings now popular for Continue reading Modern jive dancewear options and key watch outs

Dance motivation: why do you dance?

Dance motivation - What about danceq

Dancing doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Many people of my generation and older remember dancing from their childhood – either ballet lessons or being forced to do country dancing. Nowadays, dance in schools is more fashionable with street dance the favoured dance style. But as Continue reading Dance motivation: why do you dance?

Bad teen to ballroom queen – attracting young dancers

attracting younger dancers to class - What about dance

To keep modern jive (and other social dances) alive, we need to keep bringing beginners through.  In recent years, venues have closed, or sometimes changed to focus on freestyles rather than the 2 class format. That means as a community we’re reliant on people learning Continue reading Bad teen to ballroom queen – attracting young dancers