Music is an integral part of any dance class, party or competition. Music is why we are here without it we'd just be some kind of bizarre mime club!

Modern Jive can be danced to a wider range of music than any other partner dance style due to the relaxed emphasis on specific footwork.

The majority of the music we play has a time signature of 4/4 also known as common time but occasionally we'll play a song with Viennese Waltz timing of 6/8. Interestingly, some songs will have a bridge where the timing changes briefly, an example being Round Round by The Sugababes.

Music at Classes

We play a wide variety of music across all our nights in Christchurch. Some nights will focus on particular genres than others according to the age range and preferences of the people who come along.

  • Mondays - has a wide range of music from 80's through to current chart hits with a slight emphasis on being more upbeat to kick off the week. Think of The Breeze and More FM.
  • Tuesdays - has a range of music from the 70's, 80's through to the present day with more Jazz, Latin, Blues and Swing.
  • Wednesdays - has a range of music from 80's classics through to the latest releases that appeal to the 18 - 35 age range. Think of Mai FM, The Edge, The Rock, More FM all rolled into one.
  • Thursdays - has a wide range of music from 80's through to current chart hits - think of The Breeze and More FM.

Music Over the Years

Since 2006 we've been logging the music we've played at our classes and events.

It's interesting to see how tastes and music evolve over the years. If you have an account with us you can see what we've played and also browse our music library.

Search our music library and add your own rating to the songs we play. The more songs you rate highly the greater chance you'll get to hearing them.