What makes modern jive such a social dance?

Modern jive social dancing - What about dance

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?

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 to save money on your dancing habit

how to save money on your dance habit - What about dance

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

The worst question to ask a dancer on the dancefloor

the worst question to ask a social dancer- What about dance

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

Think before you speak while social dancing

Dancing and talking - think before you speak when social dancing - What about dance

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