Not many beginners come along to modern jive classes and announce themselves a dancer after a few lessons. But why not? Maybe as soon as we start learning we should call ourselves dancers in hope and with optimism that it will come true and we Continue reading When do you become a dancer?
Harking back to the days of our grandparents and earlier, a social dance was where you went on dates and met friends. It was a huge social occasion, largely based on social ballroom style. There were dance halls in most towns and cities, compared with Continue reading What makes modern jive such a social 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
People often comment how they’d love to learn to dance. But when you suggest modern jive classes, they come up with excuses. They can’t dance, they’ll be useless, there’s no classes near them, they don’t have the time, and it would cost too much. But Continue reading How to save money on your dancing habit
Modern jive is a social dance and that means there’s the chance to get social. Ok, so it’s about dancing too, and many people are there to learn to dance, then get hooked and want to improve to be the best that they can. But Continue reading The modern jive dance community
It’s ok to chat while social dancing, isn’t it? Not everyone agrees that the dancefloor is appropriate to be chatting on, but generally a hello is fine, and anything more in depth can be left until afterwards. But why oh why do so many people Continue reading The worst question to ask a dancer on the dancefloor
Some people think it’s a terrible habit to chat away on the dance floor. But does it really matter? Generally it doesn’t bother me. Modern jive (and west coast swing) is a social dance after all. I think it’s good to get to know the Continue reading Think before you speak while social dancing