Wednesday at Avonhead School, 55 Avonhead Road has a lively atmosphere with between 80 and 100 people attending. The hall has a huge floor and we provide mood lighting making this a really popular night out mid week. We have use of the staff car park and there is plenty of street parking nearby (map below).
OMJ has several interpretations, such as 'Ōtautahi Modern Jive', 'Awesome (aka Oarsome - if you know the story) Modern Jive' and it also came from a take on the social media abbreviation OMG - 'OMJ: Oh My *Jive*'.
OMJ is a group within Fevah for dancers keen to keep up with latest music releases as well as dancing to classic hits. Dancers are any age but are mainly in the 18 - 35 range.
We start with the basics followed by learning a few moves which you can immediately start to use in your social dancing.
You can start any week at any venue. Included in the evening is a 30 minute review session to ask questions and get one to one assistance.
||Social dancing and practice
||Review with the Taxi dancers
After the review there is social dancing until the end of the night (details below) which is included in your entry. Of course you don't have to stay until the end but you're more than welcome to 🙂
We teach 2-3 moves, one of which may be repeated from the previous week. We include extra technique points to help with safety and style.
After the class is a review with the teacher to ask questions and get one to one assistance.
||Class review with the teacher
We want everyone to have fun and be safe at our dance classes. To help with this we have a skills check that we ask everyone to pass before joining an intermediate class.
It's party time as we turn the lights down, hit the dance floor to have some fun and put it all into practice. Social dancing is a great way to meet other people and get fit.
||Dance, socialise, watch
We encourage everyone to ask each other to dance, sometimes this can be a little daunting but there's no pecking order or bias - leads ask follows and follows ask leads. Check out our...
- 55 Avonhead Road, Avonhead, Christchurch
- The school is located on Avonhead Road just up from Yaldhurst Road.
- There is some parking near the hall within the school as well as plenty of street parking nearby.
- The entrance to the hall is at the front of the building near the road.
Every July we run a dance weekend with workshops, socials, dancing and some winter sports on the Sunday hosted by the OMJ crew.
The Christchurch Modern Jive Championships (or Chch Champs) is one of the most popular Modern Jive competitions in Australasia with over 150 competitors regularly attending.