Be part of the biggest social partner dance scene in Christchurch. Ideal for dancing at bars, clubs, parties, weddings and so on.
- No partner needed (we rotate in the classes)
- Two left feet welcome! (this is where we all start from)
- Classes around Christchurch
You CAN do it because thousands of others can do it. This is the easiest way to learn to partner dance.
You'll ENJOY it because socialising, music and exercise are basic to what makes us human and it's great for our physical, mental and social health.
Nearly everyone who starts with us has NEVER danced before. Modern Jive is one of the least intimidating partner dance styles to learn first. You'll be amazed what you can accomplish in just one lesson.
Beginner Dance Classes
We have classes 4 nights a week around Christchurch. Each night has its own feel so we suggest you try them all to see which one suits you best.
- Wide range of ages: adults from 16 upwards
- Come on your own or with a friend
- Start any time
Class nights tend to have 40 - 120 people all mixing together and having a great time.
We take the cool bits from other dance styles (e.g. salsa, rock 'n' roll, jive, disco, swing) to create a style that is easier to learn and more adaptable for different situations.
Other Classes, Socials, Workshops, Competitions
Intermediate Dance Classes
For more experienced dancers we have intermediate classes which held on the same night as the beginner classes.
The class starts at 8:30pm and runs for 45 minutes and is split into two parts:
- 30 minute group class covering moves, technique, style and musicality
- 15 minute coaching session with the teacher and demo for those who want to go into greater depth
Every month we have 2 social dance events that attract dancers from all the class venues. Parties often have 100 - 180 awesome people just like you! Our events are a great way to meet people and form new friendships.
See our Events Calendar for more information
Each month we have a workshop (or two) for dancers looking to develop their dancing skills. Topics range from technique and flashy moves to musicality and performance.
See Workshops for more information
Christchurch Modern Jive Championships
The Christchurch Modern Jive Championships is one of the most popular Modern Jive competitions in Australasia attacting over 200 competitors of all abilities.
For the news, social events, discussions, videos, join one or more of our very active Facebook groups.
Groups are a great way to keep in touch with what's going on. All our groups are Closed to protect the privacy of our members.