Modern Jive is Christchurch's most popular social partner dance with people dancing it at bars, clubs, parties, weddings and so on.
- No partner needed
- Two left feet welcome!
You CAN do it because thousands of other ordinary men and women 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.
With four venues spread around the city we've got Christchurch covered. Wednesday and Friday classes are both held at Avonhead school.
Class nights tend to have 40 - 120 people all mixing together and having a great time.
Beginner Dance Classes
Nearly everyone who starts with us has NEVER danced before. Modern Jive is the least intimidating partner dance style to learn first and you'll be amazed what you can accomplish in just one lesson.
- Wide range of ages: adults from 16 upwards
- Come on your own or with a friend
- Start any 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!
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.
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