Jive Dance

When and Where

14 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020 (11 hours, 11 weeks)
Days and times
Tuesday 19:15 - 20:15
Oasis Academy Southbank


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

This course has started but late enrolments are accepted.
Tony Huber
Course code

What you will learn

Have you always wanted to be able to dance with a partner or join in at parties and/or weddings? Then this class is for you! Join us to discover what is possibly the most popular and versatile modern partner dance at present. Learn to MODERN JIVE in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. With step-by-step guidance, you will develop fundamental skills and uncover the joy of social dancing. Come by yourself or bring your friends and have fun dancing to your favourite tunes from the 60’s to the present time. Develop your confidence on the dance floor and gain fitness.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Learn and demonstrate the essential footwork in jive dance
  • Develop and demonstrate elemental movements, techniques as well as rhythm, co-ordination, timing and style
  • Acquire a fundamental understanding and level of skill in leading and/or following
  • Acquire and recall a repertoire of at least 8 basic moves and their terminology
  • Dance short routines in Modern Jive to slower tempo music with confidence, ,
  • Perform basic strolls to music

Class format and activities

The class will start with a warming up, usually by doing a stroll. You will learn individual dance moves through repetitive practice, following step-by-step demonstration and guidance from your Tutor. The class will practice in pairs with different partners through frequent rotation and/or in small groups as well as working at your own pace. At the end of the session, learners will have the opportunity to dance a short routine with different partners. You will have the opportunity to work one-to-one with the Tutor and/or Assistant and discus your learning with the Tutor and fellow students.

In addition to your dance practice, study can include the use of digital resources such as film & photography, useful websites and connection with online communities of interest via social media to enhance your learning.
Dance study offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to increase fitness whilst enhancing wellbeing. Dance practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment by means of encouraging increased confidence, physical dexterity and concentration.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements. This course is open to all learners of all levels and abilities. No previous dance experience is required and no need to bring a partner.

What you need to know before you enrol

You should wear appropriate and comfortable clothing and footwear. Trainers and high heels are not suitable.

What you will need for your class

You should wear appropriate and comfortable clothing and footwear. Trainers and high heels are not suitable.

What you can do next

You can progress to continue to study Modern Jive and/or other Jive related dances in the next term.
Alternatively the dance department offers a wide range of courses which your tutor would be pleased to discuss with you. For further advice and guidance please contact dance@morleycollege.ac.uk.