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Modern Jive, sometimes called French Jive is a dance style that originated in the 1980s. These should be the most basic topics in the field--topics about which wed like to have articles soon. ...


It derives from Swing, Lindy Hop and Rock and Roll and others, the main innovation being to simplify the footwork. Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of jazz music that developed during the 1920s and solidified as a distinctive style during the 1930s in the United States. ... Lindy Hop is an African American vernacular dance which evolved in Harlem, New York, United States in the late 1920s and early 1930s. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...


Modern Jive is a generic terms that covers a whole range of styles and moves. In the UK, Modern Jive tends to be split into a wide number of classes and events, usually operating under independent or small groups of classes, each essentially teaching a similar style including:

  • Ceroc
  • LeRoc
  • Mo'jive
  • Swing Jive
  • Jazz Jive (Jazzjive, Jazz jive)
  • Swing Roc
  • Blitz (dance)

While all these forms of dance have Swing and Rock-and-Roll moves in common, moves from many forms of dance including Salsa and Tango may be included, according to the specific style and even the particular dance teacher. Ceroc is a company that teaches Modern Jive, the generic dance style that derived in the 1980s from dances including Swing, Lindy Hop, and Rock and Roll, the main innovation being to simplify the footwork. ... LeRoc is a form of Modern Jive, the generic dance style that derived in the 1980s from dances including Swing, Lindy Hop and Rock and Roll, the main innovation being to simplify the footwork. ... Salsa dancing. ... Tango is a social dance form that originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ...


Similarly, identical dance moves often have different names in each style, and different signals to indicate the next move. For example the Lindy Hop Swing Out is similar to the First Move in Modern Jive. Despite this there is rarely a problem dancing with people who have been taught other styles, at least with the less advanced moves. Because of its eclectic nature there are hundreds of moves and variations that can be learnt. Dance moves or Dance steps, are the building blocks of many dances. ... The Swingout, Lindy Turn, or Whip is the defining dance move of Lindy hop and West coast swing. ...


Modern Jive is generally danced to music with 4 beats to the bar (4/4 or Common time), from latest chart hits to big band music and everything between, in a wide variety of tempos from slow to very fast. Some styles may concentrate on particular musical styles, such as swing. The time signature (also known as meter signature) is a notational device used in Western musical notation to specify how many beats are in each bar and which note value (minim, crotchet, eighth note and so on) constitutes one beat. ... A big band is a large musical ensemble that plays jazz music. ...


Modern Jive does not require special clothes, though for both men and women, smooth soled (non-rubberized) shoes that are easy to turn/spin in are highly recommended.


Modern Jive is, like many partner dances, traditionally a male-led dance. Despite this tradition many female dancers today also learn the lead role, even though few male dancers learn the follow role. This is usually because Modern Jive event have more female participants than male ones, and many males are less comfortable engaging in a partner dance with a member of the same sex than females are.


External links

  • Modern Jive Resource Centre Find your nearest club plus lots more information about Modern Jive and Ceroc - dance weekends, dance holidays, competitions, DVDs, Links
  • Modern Jive news, classes and events throughout the UK
  • List of UK Modern Jive & Swing Clubs

Modern Jive move descriptions can be found at a number of sites, including:


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Modern Jive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (424 words)
Modern Jive is a generic terms that covers a whole range of styles and moves.
Modern Jive is generally danced to music with 4 beats to the bar (4/4 or Common time), from latest chart hits to big band music and everything between, in a wide variety of tempos from slow to very fast.
Modern Jive does not require special clothes, though for both men and women, smooth soled (non-rubberized) shoes that are easy to turn/spin in are highly recommended.
Encyclopedia4U - Modern Jive - Encyclopedia Article (296 words)
Modern Jive is split into a wide number of essentially similar styles (often for commercial reasons) including:
While all these three forms of dance have Swing and Rock-and-Roll moves in common, moves from many forms of dance including Salsa and Tango may be included, according to the specific style and even the particular dance teacher.
Moder Jive is generallly danced to music with 4 beats to the bar (4/4 or Common time), from latest chart hits to big band music and everything between, in a wide variety of tempos from slow to very fast.
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