Dancing - Modern Jive & West Coast Swing
Dancing a a great way to keep fit and meet people. Modern Jive is a dance style derived from swing, Lindy Hop, rock and roll, salsa and others, the main innovation being to simplify the footwork - by removing syncopation. Modern Jive was developed in the United Kingdom during the 1980s at three London-based clubs, 'Ceroc', 'Le Roc' and 'Cosmopolitan Jive'. The style was based upon a type of Jive that had evolved in France in the aftermath of World War II, when American dances such as the Jitterbug had been popular due to the presence of the American military.
West Coast Swing (WCS) is also a partner dance with roots in Lindy Hop. It is characterized by a distinctive elastic look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection, and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together. It is believed that WCS originated on the West Coast of the United States in the Los Angeles area around 1937.
There a a number of dance classes for these styles throughout Newcastle and Lake Macquarie and you don't need a partner to learn. Contact Adrian at DanceVibe for more information.