The closeness of dance and dancing with a partner

closeness of dance -What about dance

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

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