Around 300 people attend our classes each week making us one of the most vibrant dance clubs in New Zealand. As well as running classes five days a week, we have regular social events and organise one of the friendliest dance competitions in the country

G'day from Deb and Matt

We've been involved with Modern Jive since around 1995 and are amongst a small handful of teachers in NZ who have extensive overseas experience.

We've now been running Modern Jive classes here in Christchurch since 2005 and turned a small club into one of the most popular and respected in Australasia. We're passionate about making dance accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

We're also at the forefront of developing and creating ideas and have pioneered many aspects of Modern Jive competitions, for example introducing the Pro-Am and Music Mashup categories. Matt designed the scoring system used at nearly all Modern Jive competitions around the country.

Christchurch Dance Community

There are many physical, social and mental benefits that can be gained from dancing. It is a very natural human activity with a long history of thousands of years. The more people dance the more everyone benefits.

One of our goals is to increase the overall dance community in Christchurch. One of the appeals of Modern Jive is that it is relatively easy to pick up, this puts us in a good position to introduce more people into the dance scene and so help other dance styles grow.

The Crew!

The Crew

"Our passion is sharing the joy and benefits of dancing.

We want you to feel welcome & comfortable and have a great time."

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