Club Jive teach weekly classes to cater for all levels of dancers, from beginners to advanced competitors.
We pride ourselves on professional teaching in the Hunter, Newcastle and Port Stephens
Both venues have safe parking options with some parking on-site. You are encouraged to bring your own refreshments as no drinks facilities are available. Iced water is provided and you are welcome to BYO.
Although there is no child care available, we have plenty of space for suitably aged children to sit and watch while you dance! Please note that you are fully responsible for your child and no children are allowed on the dance floor at any time for safety reasons.
Weekly classes are held every Tuesday night with a small break over the Christmas period each year.
Beginners & Recap (Level 1)
7.00pm – 8.00pm – Learn the basics of Modern Jive covering all the basics – footwork and easily achievable moves.
8.30pm – 9.00pm – Beginners Recap – A complementary class to go over your Beginner moves in a smaller setting.
8.00pm – 8.30pm – Hit the dance floor and practice your moves
Easy Freestyle (Level 2)
8.30pm – 9.30pm – The next step in your dance journey. This class builds on your Beginner moves that will take your dancing to the next level and builds your confidence on the dance floor.
(Note – Easy Freestyle occurs on the 1st & 3rd weeks of each month)
Intermediate (Level 3)
8.30pm – 9.30pm – The next step in your classes which will get you taking the move you know and adding in some tricky patterns and more advanced dips to challenge and impress.
(Note – Intermediate occurs on the 2nd & 4th weeks of each month)
9.30pm – 10.00pm – Your final chance to hit the dance floor and practice your moves
* It is recommended you complete 10 weeks of Beginner classes (Level 1) before you move into Level 2.
(Please note, there are no EFTPOS facilities at the venues. Cash payments only.)
All Levels & Venues:
$13.00 per person per night
$55.00 per person for a 5 Class Pass
* Class costs are inclusive for ALL levels. One easy payment, one price per person no matter what level you are dancing.
When can i Start?
As we don’t teach in blocks or terms, you can start at any time you wish. Each week is taught as a brand new beginner class, always going over the basic hand-hold and footwork for the style. To assist in learning, one beginner move is repeated from the previous week so remembering the moves becomes easier. You will learn 23 beginner moves over approximately 10 weeks after which you will be ready to step into the higher levels.
Do i need a Partner?
No, you don’t need a partner as classes are taught on a rotational basis. You will dance with a mix of levels during rotation including our Consolidation and Mainstream Teaching team. A great way to learn is by dancing through the rotational class. However, if you do come with your partner and do not wish to rotate through the class, that is also quite acceptable. We do suggest trying to get close to the stage to ensure you can see the instructors.
What do i need to Wear?
Any smart comfortable clothes and shoes with either a leather or suede sole (not joggers) as these are far easier to turn and move in. Shoes that are strapped and/or secured to the foot are advised. Please be aware of personal hygiene and carry a hand towel, deodorant and a clean shirt to change into if necessary. Breath fresheners are also a good idea!