Class Update January 29 - Modern Jive Weekly Classes on hiatus
Students and clients, thank you for your patience. Due to venue unavailability and other factors and after much consideration we have taken the tough decision to put our weekly classes on hiatus for the time being. We may review this in the Fall. For more details and for what to do if you recently bought vouchers please read this link. Thank you, The Jive Nation Toronto Team

Join Us For Learn to Dance in a Day Saturday April 20th at 1pm

Leearn to Dance in a Day Beginners Dance

Join us for our Spring Beginners Intensive Modern Jive Dance Workshop – Learn to Dance in a Day! Even if you can’t dance or you’ve just started dancing or you just want a fun afternoon out with some fabulous folks and some awesome music, you want to ensure you join us on Saturday April 20th.

The best bit is – you will come away knowing the basics or partner dancing and be able to do at least 5-6 moves yourself. And [...]

30 Fun Beginner Modern Jive Dance Moves

Modern Jive Dancing Couple Jive Nation Toronto

The other aspect is that we focus on fun and enjoyment and having a great social time both in during the teaching class and freestyle practice. We use a very simple step-by-step teaching approach based on lots of repetition. So you’ll find that once you’ve developed your muscle memory you focus less on moves and more on just linking your favourite ones together.

A Conversation with a Beat: How to Dance Modern Jive by Harry

Learn to Dance Modern Jive- Jive Nation Toronto

Want to be the person everyone wants to dance with at Modern Jive?  How do I improve my lead/follow techniques? How do I  build on that feeling of achievement each modern jive dance lesson? What’s the best way to lead my dance partner in modern jive? How do I become a  great dance lead quickly? How can I become an awesome follow?

All  great questions!

If you’re new to modern jive or partner dancing in general tips for getting the best from [...]

Modern Jive Dancing Looks Great at Weddings

Engin and Steve's Wedding Day Dance - Modern Jive Shoreram, UK

I found this video through a share from a friend on Twitter. It reminded me of a key reason people take beginner adult dance classes in Toronto – weddings. Some people take up modern jive dancing for their own wedding, others to dance at a wedding.  One thing is for sure…you will probably get invited to a wedding, maybe several a year. If you’ve learned modern jive partner dancing you’ll be ready to wow them on the dance floor.

I wanted [...]

7 Ways a Modern Jive Beginner Dance Workshop Helps You Learn to Dance


If you’ve just started taking Modern Jive dance classes or you’re thinking of taking dance classes in general you may be concerned about how long it will take you to learn to dance confidently.

In fact one of the  first questions I get from beginner dancers is “How long will it take me to learn to dance?” And that’s before they’ve come to their first dance class!

The answer to “How long will it take me to learn to dance?” [...]