JiveX Smooth is a fun to learn, fast developing modern partner dance for all ages, that is danced to a wide range of music including many of the current chart favourites, remixes and classic oldies!
The lessons are taught in a relaxed social environment where you can't help but make new friends and have a giggle while you learn. We currently offer classes in Derby and Tamworth where you don’t need to book or even bring a partner.
Our Smooth slotted style of this rapidly developing modern partner dance, combines elements of Modern Jive, West Coast Swing, a little Latin, Blues and Soul for good measure:
Our classes are taught where possible with the teacher directly participating on the dance floor in a one to one style that helps the students to learn and understand the dance moves with ease!
JiveX aims to put the word fun right up there as a priority for a good night out!
It’s Smooth! It’s Jive! and Most of all, a Fun Sociable way to learn!
Making Tracks is all about teaching the basics of Smooth Slotted Jive and it is so easy to dance too. If you can tap your two left feet in time with the music, then you can master it very quickly and open up a whole world of new friends and low cost entertainment.
It is about learning the basic Smooth Jive moves but just as important, we will show you how the way that they are executed, with the correct footwork for the guys and the techniques of turning and spinning for the ladies, will help you to avoid derailing and the risk of injury from bumping on the dance floor. Learning these basic moves and techniques will enable you to pass seamlessly through to the “Smooth Train” Intermediate level where you will be set free to express yourself and be creative on the dance floor.
Smooth Train (Variations Smooth JiveX Class)
Smooth Train is the next stage on! We have taught you how to track, turn and spin, in order to keep you in the slot and now we will expand on that as we teach you the Smooth Jive variation moves and add elements of the West Coast Swing strolling style of movement into our dancing.
We don’t use the tricky footwork of West Coast but we utilize the stroll down that track for expression, creativity and fun as you develop your dancing a stage further.
We will show you moves and how to put them together hence the “Smooth Train” but we are not a move factory! We will encourage you to freestyle and develop your own moves and learn to lead via the lightest of fingertip control, body movement and eye contact. You will also learn how to hit the breaks in the music and quickly slip into and out of blues style dancing.
Quite simply your dancing will be less taxing on the body, yet will still provide you with fitness through aerobic exercise and most importantly it will become more enjoyable, exciting and above all else, FUN!
JiveX Event Booking Policy - When our event dates are booked, we guarantee that they will not clash with any previously published competitors event to be held locally.
We do this to forge closer links of co-operation with other dance groups and venues in order to try and avoid unnecessary event clashes that ultimately will effect the customer.
"As a dancer and a customer for many years I have often had frustrating weekends with no dances to go to, when on another week 2 or 3 organizers have put them on on the same night!" Andrew
We hope that other organisers will respect this policy and try to do the same for the benefit of you the dancing public.
Finally, we do not have a class night date policy other than to say that what we offer is something different from the normally considered routine class. Give us a try and you will soon see why!
Distinctive! Slotted! Smooth Modern Jive!
Great Music! Great Dancing! Great FUN!