Dance to any music, anywhere
Modern Jive (MJ) is a dance style derived from swing, Lindy Hop, rock and roll, salsa and others, the main innovation being to simplify the footwork by removing syncopation such as chasse.
The dance is a fun and easy to learn with no need for a partner as the class rotates so you meet new dancers and friends throughout the lessons.
Characterised by it's rotational smooth style we dance to a wide range of music from Pop, RnB and Hip Hop, to Blues, jazz and contemporary music.
MJ is a great social dance which can get everyone hooked on dancing!
FIRST TIME DANCING?
Dancing is a great way of keeping fit, meeting people and having fun. The best part is that you really don't even need to bring a partner, all classes are rotated so you get to meet and dance with everyone.
You don't have to wear anything special just something you are comfortable in. Jeans/trousers and a casual top will do you just fine.
Footwear wise we would recommend something with a low heel and leather or suede soles. Trainers don't allow you to spin so we advise you avoid them.
It is also worth mentioning that dancing is a physical activity, maybe not as energetic as heading to the gym but many people still like to bring a towel, deodorant and a spare top, especially in the summer.
THE MODERN JIVE COMMUNITY
One of the best aspects about this dance is the community behind it.
At Dragons Swing we like to think it's about so much more than learning to dance. It is a great place to meet new people, spend time with friends and have fun. Everyone is welcome and we can't wait to meet you.