The Jive

Swing - Jive
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Around the middle of the 20th-century   people yearned for peace and a distraction from the horrors of the world wars of previous years. Music and dance was that very welcome distraction. 

The 1940s was a special time for dance, particularly in the UK. With the aid of the American servicemen who arrived to help with the war effort, the era witnessed major changes in music and dance style.  The thread that was built on ragtime, jazz and a number of other musical styles/genres of earlier years, developed and ran through the 1940s and 50s as a lively beat to which people could first Jive then Rock 'n' Roll.

Dancers today have discovered that the different authentic styles of Lindy Hop, Balboa, Swing Jive, Rock 'n' Roll and some ballroom styles, can be used with much of the music of the 1940s, 50s and the early 60s.  Having been a Jiver for many years, I have been fascinated by the swing jive beat of this era.  

Listening to, playing and dancing to this music is what I like to do.  Teaching people to jive, exercising and enjoying dancing is an extremely fulfilling pastime.

There are many fine teachers of the Authentic Swing Jive style of dancing in the local area. If you want to know where to learn to jive, check out our Jive Class pages on here or get in touch via the contacts page... then go jiving...  What's stopping you? 

DJ Del (Paul)

Disclaimer - All information presented on this website at the time of insertion is correct to the best of my knowledge.  If you suspect an error, please check before travelling (you can ring or text me on 07592 584383). If you spot an error on the website, please let me know via phone or through the contact tab and I will change it asap, The 'Dance Scene' is a registered company.  All equipment is regulation compliant and has a current PAT certificate. Del

Created by DJ Del in 2017

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