When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Tony Huber
  • Course Code W21DNEE06A

What you will learn

Have you always wished to be able to dance with a partner or join in at parties? Then this class is for you! Join us to discover what is possibly the most popular and versatile partner dance at present. Learn to JIVE DANCE 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. Develop your confidence on the dance floor and gain fitness. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to an advanced-level course.

By the end of this 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


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • 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 your Tutor and/or Assistant. You will have the chance to ask questions, discuss your learning with your fellow students, the Tutor and/or Assistant. 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. 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 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 have a reasonable level of fitness. As Jive Dance is a partner dance, you should have the willingness to work with all participants. Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students. This course may also include some completion of activities outside of class time, e.g. preparation of favourite exercises to share with fellow students. You will gain most from your course if you attend every session. Missing a class or lateness can make it hard to take part fully. However, we appreciate that absence is sometimes unavoidable. Please contact the College/your tutor if you will be absent. Photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity or marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, have any serious health conditions or a history of injury. Please inform your tutor if there is any physical activity you have be advised to avoid.

    What you need

    You should wear appropriate and comfortable clothing and footwear (e.g. jazz dance shoes). Trainers and high heels are not suitable.

    What you can do next

    You can progress to continue to study Jive Dance and/or other Jive related dances in the next academic year. 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.