(PR Web, Toronto March 1 – 2010) Modern Jive, the stylish, addictive and wildly popular dance that has taken England, Australia and New Zealand by storm in the past few years is finally coming to Toronto, Canada with two exciting workshops, courtesy of Jive Nation Toronto.
Modern Jive is a dance that brings together a mix of many dance moves including Rock’ n’ roll, Latin, Salsa, Hip-Hop and Ballroom. It is one of the easiest and most enjoyable dance forms to learn – as well as one of the most fun.
“Toronto has one the richest and most vibrant dance scene in the world, yet modern fans have found it almost impossible to find modern jive dance classes,” says Jive Nation Toronto founder Nicky Heatherington who attended weekly Modern Jive dance classes in her hometown of London, England. “There’s a real gap in the Toronto dance scene – one Jive Nation Toronto is ready to fill.”
Modern Jive is a partner dance that brings together a mix of many dance moves including Rock’ n’ roll, Latin, Salsa, Hip-Hop and Ballroom. It is one of the easiest and most enjoyable dance forms to learn – as well as one of the most fun.
“Many dance classes focus on where to put your feet,” says Nicky. “New dancers often worry about their feet and where to put them. They get discouraged if they don’t make progress quickly. Rather than fixate on how to move your feet Modern Jive dance classes focus on learning basic upper body moves. Classes are aimed at people with little or no dance experience, making it very easy to learn and lots of fun.”
“Its all about partner connection, lead and follow. It’s not unusual for people who’ve never danced before to become confident dancers in about 6 weeks,” says Ms Heatherington. “And their excitement and confidence in their new-found skill is infectious.”
What sets Modern Jive dance classes apart is that Modern Jive can be danced to virtually any music – fast, slow, Latin, contemporary, old and new. It’s usually danced to Top 40 tunes, so the music is always fresh and familiar.
Jive Nation Toronto kicks off Modern Jive in Toronto with 2 exclusive Modern Jive dance events on March 27th and 28th 2010.
The first is Learn to Dance in a Day. This Beginners Intensive Modern Jive Dance Workshop condenses weeks of modern jive training into just one 4-hour class.