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Modern Jive: Learn to Dance in a Day. This super popular and successful beginners course is now in its 8th year.

Come and try it for yourself - and after your first time, its always free to repeat! Beginners Intensive, LONDON:

These beginners 1 day courses are also ideal for those of you preparing for your wedding dance or first dance - get it under control in just 1 easy session, and give you both a lot of confidence!

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Jive Nation: Frequently Asked Questions

We run classes + social once a month - we run this extremely popular beginners fast track session for Modern Jive, using the intensive Jive Nation methods for fast-tracking beginners up to a confident level in one day. I get asked a lot of questions and have tried to summarise some of them here:

Can I come alone? Is everyone coming as a couple?

A lot of people come along solo we try to keep the numbers of men and women roughly balanced, so please let us know if you have invited a friend! You will meet everyone very quickly the group size on the Beginners Workshop (one a month)is usually about 5 men and 5 women, and we change dance partners every 5 minutes or so. For the evening classes, the numbers can range from 30 up to 80 on any given night.

Will this Suit a Wedding / First Dance? What is Modern Jive?

I danced it at my own wedding in 2014. And I've taught hundreds of wedding dance couples over the last 8 years. You will be learning Modern Jive using the Jive Nation method we focus on modern music and sophisticated but simple partner dance moves it's almost always to 4/4 time pop music. This is NOT ballroom jive, or old style rock'n'roll its a simple, smooth modern version of all the best parts, simple and fun to learn.

THE Jive Nation METHOD is about total immersion and MASSIVE amounts of quality repetition during the 4 hour beginners intensive course, preferably FOLLOWED BY a 6 week UNLIMITED evening pass to cement your skills, build your confidence AND meet loads of wonderful people.

Can you help us with Wedding Music Choices?

Definitely I can help you. The easiest beat / speed to dance to is about 120 Beats Per Minute, but I can help you find a suitable range, or to work with your own favourite songs.

What should I wear?

TO the day sessions, usually something such as: Jeans / shorts / casual dress / t shirt / anything goes its a practice workshop and fun / physical. For the evening classes, people often come straight from work, or throw on a pair of jeans and a favourite shirt.

What shoes do I need?

Personally I try to go for smooth soled trainers or leather soled work shoes I like to keep it simple. After a few months, if you are TOTALLY loving it (you will!) then maybe look at investing in a nice pair of dance shoes from one of the London dedicated stores, or the online dance shoe sellers ask me if you want some recommendations.

Can I really repeat the beginners course for FREE?!??

YES! Its free to repeat and all you have to do is email the jivenation @ gmail.com to let me know how many men / women are repeating, so I can try to balance numbers just write!

Do we change partners in the course?

Yes, we change partners every 4 or 5 minutes this is the fastest way to get everyone up to speed, PLUS you get to meet so many more fabulous people.

How often is the beginners intensive session held?

Currently we run it about 6 to 8 times each year check the www.jivenation.co.uk website for dates and updates

What if I've never done ANY kind of dancing before?

Jump in my friends, feet first, and i will teach you, and you will fly through with confidence. Get along!

What if I am late on the day?

Don't fret I can help you catch up if you miss the first half hour or so plus its free to repeat.

Can I invite a friend?

Please do! They can pay on the day but its preferable to just email me so I know how many people to expect!

What will I learn?

The rhythm and basic footwork for a 4/4 modern jive, to upbeat modern pop music plus about 10 to 15 moves and links to put together and MASTER several fun and fabulous dance routines with all the partners in the room. It's a HUGE confidence builder just go for it!

I've danced a bit - Is it the same as Salsa or Ballroom or Ceroc?

Similar elements about leading and following but the timing of Jive Nation modern Jive London is different to all of these we use a 4/4 box step repeating pattern - its as simple as you can make it we don't use ballroom jive triple steps, and we don't use the salsa footwork count, and we don't use the UK Ceroc single backstep ours is simpler than all of that. You will love it. If you cant make it along, or you want more weeknights practice, we also recommend Ceroc London. Ceroc London have venues at Fulham, ISH International Student House, Clapham Wessex House, and freestyle at Hammersmith. There are also several London Salsa organisations we like to support and visit when we have a night off. We love the Latin Collective, as well as Salsateca and especially Bar Salsa. Lamabada or Forro (foro) is also fun, although quite different from Modern Jive Leroc Ceroc etc, plus Londonsalsa, Streetbeat and Mambocity, JiveLondon, Jive London, Underground Blues, Swing Patrol, salsamachine machine, salsagold, wow there are just so many good ones, also Bachata and reggaeton, and sometimes a bit of Zumba, although its not partner dancing as such. Salsa Fusion and Salsa Explosion run some fun events. If you love premiere latin and ballroom, we would generally say to try Karen Hardy Studios or Mr Wonderful Ballroom

What sort of music will we be dancing to?

I like to keep it very modern top 40 chart and pop. For the technically minded, beginners will be dancing at 115 beats per minute. Intermediates dancing at 128 BPM, and advanced dancers ranging from 105BPM up to 155BPM but generally centred around 128 BPM

Learn to dance in a day, learn to dance in 1 day. Learn to Dance in a Day! Leroc London. Jive London. jivelondon.com Ceroc london. jivelondon.co.uk

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First Dance London

Hello and welcome to Jive Nation First Dance London Specialists - the wedding dance EXPERTS - over the last 8 years we have taught thousands of people to dance in just one day, and MANY happy couple learn their first dance at our one day intensive course.
We like to specialise in fast, clear, fun, efficient and super stylish first wedding dance choreography and training.
Guess what? We have GREAT news if you are panicking about your first dance at your wedding. If you're just overwhelmed with work and life and with all of the arrangements, so much so, that you have not yet had a chance to think how you are going to factor in learning to dance in front of all of your friends and your family... we can HELP!
Jive Nation First Dance will prepare and teach you your first wedding dance in just a day - We Guarantee that your first dance at the wedding, in front of your friends and family, will be EASY to learn, extremely FAST to perfect, VERY SIMPLE to remember, and will be a TOTAL SUCCESS - guaranteed to thoroughly impress your audience on your wedding day.
You can relax, knowing that you will look fantastic, moving gracefully and confidently as the happy couple, and feel really quite amazing as you impress (and surprise!) your friends and family with your original, sexy, gorgeous and romantic first wedding dance.
Please consider our invitation to both you and your partner to learn to dance your first dance in just one day with jive nation London, and let us add some style, and take away some stress from your wedding plans.
Best of all, if you really want to learn your first wedding dance (first dance) at an event like this one day intensive beginners event, you can save a lot of time and money, and you will not only learn to dance in just one day, but you will also be able to do it the song that you really love, and on the day we do plenty of practice and concise repetition in 4 hours, it's all locked into your muscle memory.
Then you will also get a clearly written guide and description of the dance moves and the music timings, PLUS a video clip of the first dance rehearsal, so you can watch it and review it in your own time, to help you remember in an instant!
You don't always need to sign up to an expensive 5 or 6 week course to learn your first wedding dance! Just work intensively through it in one fun session with expert teachers and choreographers, get your written notes and video clip, and learn to dance your first wedding dance (first dance) in just one day.
For those who may have tried other forms of dancing such as salsa or ceroc, Blitz, lambada, zumba, rumba, cha cha, waltz, Lindy Hop, Balboa, thriller style, hip hop, jazz and modern, leroc, or swing dancing, as well as ballroom and latin dancing, this is also a very suitable first dance course. Recently we are excited to announce that we are working closely with Big City Blues and Blues Shift aka BLUESSHIFT, and Howard and Nicola from Jive London, and Underground Blues, promoting their events where we can.
Jive Nation staff just LOVE to specialise in teaching this fun and fabulous form of sophisticated, easy to learn form of partner dancing Modern Jive and wedding first dances - try it and you really can learn to dance in just one day! It's guaranteed, so get in there and give it a go.
Courses are usually held on a Saturday, but they are flexible, and we can come to you if threes no way for you to make it to the course. Let me recommend that you take a deep breath and relax, so you can then allow us take away ALL of the stress surrounding your first wedding dance preparation.
Plus we can help you narrow down the choices on your favourite songs or even help you with song choice through our suggested playlists of thousands of tracks. Then put it all together with precise and simple, stylish choreography and clear teaching of the steps, with polishing and styling to look sharp and amazing.
So when you add that mix of benefits to enough drill, repetition and practice with just enough intensity to make sure you remember it, then my friends, sooner than you realise, you will have learned your gorgeous first wedding dance in London (first dance) in just one single day with JiveNation beginners intensive - learn to dance in a day in Jive London.
How did this course become so popular and streamlined to be able to achieve such thrilling and effective results in just one day? Well, it's been run literally hundreds of times over the last 7 years, and with careful improvements and feedback from happy and helpful wedding dance clients, and this extremely effective beginners intensive one day dance course is guaranteed to have you and your partner dancing in effortlessly stylish, confident and eye-catchingly fine form for your first wedding dance on the big day.
Music is easy too - so if you already know what you want, or if you have some favourite songs that are special to you as the wedding couple, you will certainly be able to dance to the song that you choose - then if you find that you have several songs that you love, and you just can't decide, we can even arrange to perfectly MIX several of your favourite songs together for your first dance. If you want some broad ranging ideas, but don't know exactly what to select, we can help you with musical inspiration, taking you through literally hundreds of excellent song suggestions for you to listen and browse through at our studios or by audio links we can send you online. Once you have selected the music for your first dance as bride and groom for your wedding, ready to show off in front of friends and family and the world, we will work together to craft, rehearse, perfect and master (while committing it to muscle memory) your very first wedding dance that you can perform with confidence and panache.
Our clear, friendly teacher knows how to push you to maximise the efficiency of learning in an intense 3 hour session, so you learn your first dance for your wedding in much less time than anywhere else, and it's also much cheaper than virtually any first dance course anywhere - by a long way! The course is generally 4 hours on a Saturday but we can also make different sessions if Saturdays are impossible for you to join us.

Guest Feedback

09 May 2007

I was searching for some decent after work social activity in Central London (I work near Embankment) and I found you guys on Google. Love the website - I have shared the link with all my colleagues.

This is my 4th Jive Nation class in 2 weeks - both of your central London venues are so handy for me to get to after work - I really love it, and finally, finally have found something fun to do of an evening.

I cant wait for Friday 25th May, at the Hippodrome - it will be my first Freestyle party! I bought two tickets last night, as I am bringing a colleague. JK

You guys have really got the music working! Where do you keep getting the modern tracks from? Although I am a bit afraid that you have ruined my enjoyment when I go to other places that play the older stuff, swing and big band (arrrrrgh). I dont mind a mix with a few of the older tracks, but its got to have new stuff. Keep turning up the new records. Well done! Sarah

Hi Susie,

Just wanted to say a great big THANK YOU for teaching us the routine and giving us the opportunity to perform it, not once, but twice.

We would really love to officially sign up for the next I/A routine if we are not too late of course! Can't wait to learn it. It was such good fun doing the last one and we met loads of cool new people. Louise

Hi Simon, please add me to your email list so that I am included on any future events that might be happening. Thanks also for Friday night. Was a great party. Cheers James

Hi Simon and Susie!!! Just want to say a huge congratulations to you! the night was a huge sucess, but l always knew it was going to be! I wish you all the best in your new Monday night business venture!! I am sure that is going to be a huge sucess as well!

Cheers, Trace

I had a really good time on Friday, and I did enjoy stuff. You and Suzy did a tremendous job and threw a fantastic party. Well done !!

I hope to be able to get down and support you on a Monday sometime soon !

Lots of love


I had a great night, dancing AND music. I really enjoyed the last dance too! I will see you on Monday for sure!!!!!!! Keep well, xx Tania

Hi Simon,

The music last night at the Hippodrome was absolutely fantastic ! The best I have ever heard. Where does the DJ usually play?

All Best Wishes Gerry

good party. thankyou! Susana

Dear Simon,

Thank you for sending us on the moon for the event of this Friday at the Hippodrome. It was a real pleasure to see you again, and the party was one of the best of this year. I don't doubt that your Jive Nation classes will be a huge success. I hope to intend the class soon. Take a good care of yourself, Best wishes, Eric & Friends

Hey Simon thanks for a great Friday party night. I don't have a baby sitter during term time. Would love to come during her holidays when I can. All the best with your venture, hope it works out. Sat

Thanks for an awesome party, it was great to see the Hippodrome filled with people having a good time, dancing and chatting in a great venue, and generally having a fantastic friday night out on the town! Sarah

Wow!! That's so awesome!! Congrats on getting that happening. Awesome. No doubt you will have heaps of photos to put on the net. Sandra

Hi Simon Thanks for a great night on Friday. Unfortunately I wont be able to make Monday nights as I live and work out of town. I would love to go to any future party nights Sam

I think it was a very brave move doing what you did in offering alternate classes in London.

I wish you the best of luck for you & your staff in getting this venue off the ground.


Dear Simon What an inspirational evening! We all had a great time and it was so good to see people really enjoying themselves. What's left for us to do is get the dancing shoes and dance. I want to thank you for inviting me and my friends and wish you all the best with the Monday evenings. For sure, we should come to one evening soon for a lesson, as stepping on Laura's twinkle toes was getting out of hand!! It was good to see you. Thanks again for the amazing spectacle you and your crew laid on for us all. Best of luck and speak v. soon. Robert


Just wanted to thank you and all the crew that worked hard towards making the Jive Super Club / Jive Nation party such an awesome night.

I'm looking forward to trying out some of the Modern Jive moves you'll be teaching at the Hippodrome.

By the way, I just checked the JiveNation.co.uk website but didn't get any results. Maybe I got the wrong address, but Googling it didn't bring up any relevant links either. Perhaps you can give me the right address so I can check it out.

Take care and thanks once again.


Hey buddy, I think that it is great what you are doing and will be watching it's growth with interest Adam

The music was SLAMMING - best night of dancing Ive ever had Bob

Good luck with your new venture, I look forward to hearing how it all goes - keep in touch Nicky

Just wanted to take the opportunity to wish you well .. and to say that I hope the evening is a real success! I know I am certainly looking forward to it and would certainly support a regular feature.

Regards Alison

Hi Simon,

Thank YOU for such a great party on Friday night. We enjoyed every minute of it!! Hope it goes well tonight! ... will come along to the Hippodrome again soon!


Hi Simon,

Kudos for organising such a fantastic Jive party. I'm looking forward to it becoming a regular event.

I'm writing to let you know that I think you are right on target with your new venture. Leicester Square is the *best* location in London, probably the best location in all the UK, for this.

I think you will find that a younger, more vibrant, crowd will learn to enjoy Jiving, and that this will take off. The combination of good location, better music, and more control over the format and style of the dance lessons will ultimately bring in a target market that currently is, as far as I'm concerned, untapped!

Anyway, I'm glad you are making this bold move, and willing to take the risk. I plan to be at your class, this Monday! Cheers, Martin

Thank you soooooooooooo much for last night - it was truly amazing and a night to go down in MJ history !! I wish you all the very very best in your new venture - Thanks again big big hugs Lynda xxx

just seen the video

LOL !!!

Thanks for this - the problem is that I can't make Mondays, which is a shame as feedback has been very positive, and lots of people were talking about it.


Hi Simon,

I just want to say that Friday's event was excellent and thank you for organising it. While I cant turn up to class tonight, I do intend to in the near future and I'll be bringing some mates along. Cheers YK

After the dance class I felt so full of energy people at work were wondering what I had done. Nich

Thanks for a wonderful evening; it was really an uplifting experience. I will definitely be back!!

OMG!!! The Party of the YEAR!!! Come on, whats next? C

Thank you for a very good dance venue with so much enthusiasm and passion from the teachers. It shows you really care about the participants KL

You are top people for last Friday night. Loved it.

Let me know more


Thanks for a great dance night at the Hippodrome- I thought the cabaret was great and I have never been to the place before and its fantastic. Thanks to you and all the volunteers who made this such a spectacular event best wishes Julian

Dancing - It s a powerful and wonderful drug and I know you will use it wisely. The effect it has on me is that it fills me with energy, opens up my senses and makes me very focused. It's a complete experience, heart, body & soul. Fantastic!! Karin

Thanks again for a great evening last night.

Just a bit of feedback that may be worth considering:

I wanted to learn to dance because of the atmosphere that a traditional nightclub creates and I think this weekly evening is more or less what's needed. One thing that may be worth doing is adding a few more traditional disco and classic Motown to the mix of songs you already play See you next Monday,

Thanks John

Hi Simon Thanks for a great night Jan

Hi buddy

Thanx very much! It was absolutely amazing party!!!!!

How was it yesterday? How many people came?

Have a good day mate and say hello to Susie;)!


U are amazing now all you need to do is print 10,000 flyers and put them out there just to make sure.....

James stanton Creative Director Brandlab Ltd.

Hi Simon, I hope you've recovered from Friday. Had a great evening Ian

Simon and Susie, what a fab night, well done I had a great time and thanks for asking me Sal

I think a nightclub-style jive venue that appeals to the younger crowd is an excellent idea and I wish you every success with your new Monday night at the Hippodrome. Chris A

Hi Simon, I'm really pleased. This is sounding really exciting, Your idea of a Super Club there - I'm all for it and would love to be a part of it, Ian

Fantastic idea for the Jive Super Club!!

Rock on! Melanie


Well done for organising Friday night - it was great fun and I and my two guests enjoyed it enormously.

Best wishes and good luck Ann

Hello Simon,

Just wanted to send a personal thanks for the invite to your party on Friday eve. Some great dancing going on - looked to be a real success. Wishing you and Susie every success with 'Jive Nation'!


thank u 4 a great night Andrew

Hi Simon!

Just to say thank you for the great party yesterday which was really fun! I enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for inviting me and looking forward to see you soon again!


Fantastic Unreal YOU are doing it!!!! You will never look back.

An ENTREPRENEUR has been born!

Great name and that theme 'Don't tap just jive' fabulous. Like the new vest.

Andrew D

Hi Simon, I just wanted to let you know I had a really good night tonight. I'm sorry I couldn't stay. The girls I bought along all had a great time which has pleased me enormously. I wish you the greatest luck in the future. O

Hi Simon

Thank you very much for a realy,truly super Hippodrome event.

Best Wishes,


A HUGE CONGRATS SIMI and SUSIE! What a night - Of course a job well done. I don't know anyone else who could pull this off like you two. Love Em XXX

Hi Simon,

Quick line to say Congratulations for Friday night.

Very best of luck for you and the lovely Susie for your new monday venture, should be great.

Take Care, H

Hi Simon,

What a Fantastic event the Hippodrome was.A massive buzz, great music, What an event!! The ladies were all dressed to kill in their hundreds.I see why you mentioned Suzie Kable in the circular, she is the sexiest girl i have EVER seen ! Thanks to you & your team for all the incredible hard work in organising this event. The food in particular. the efficient cloakroom etc etc A GREAT SUCCESS AND THANKS G

Was a fantastic evening - thanks for organising it! Eva X

Hi Simon

Thanks so much for organising the event on Friday night. It was great fun and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. What a shame we couldn't dance until later! Sorry i ducked out before your after close party.

I'm sure your Monday night events will be very successful and will be especially good for anyone working in town as the venue is nice and central. I really like the idea of 3 hours of freestyle, as the amount of freestyle at Ceroc events other than Hammersmith is a bit disappointing for people who like me who I must confess go for the freestyle not the classes. I'd be happy to pay 10 for that.

There are only 2 potential negatives for me, which I thought worth mentioning. Firstly, the dance floor was a little trechorous where the raised bit and normal floor met although there isn't really anything you can do about this and I'm sure this will be less of an issue on a Monday night when you won't have 700 people in there! The other thing was that a few people weren't too keen on the music as it was continually fast and there were some tracks that were more clubby than Ceroc tunes - perhaps a mix of tempos and more 'ceroc classic's would work well? I'm not too sure if the people DJing on Friday night will be your regular DJs but I thought I'd pass this comment on anyway, as you have the potential to have a really successful night. I'll see you when I get back and will come along to one of your evenings. Hope you take this feedback in the positive spirit that it was intended.


thanks once again for a fab night - the DJ's were fantastic and it was great to dance to tunes that i'd hear in a nightclub on a 'civilian night out'. I had the best of both worlds !!!

Denize :)

Simon Fantastic party last night! Great music and a lovely bunch of people. Definitely want to come to future events like that! D and I are keen to come to your classes on Monday night and were wondering what time they started and how much they are going to cost? Good luck with your new venture, I am sure it will be a success. Kind regards Faye

Hi Simon,

Just a quick note to say thanks for Friday. It was a great night, just what I needed after being deprived of dancing for two weeks.

Hope your class goes well tonight. I was hoping to come however I have other obligations, most dissapointing. I hope it goes well. See you around soon no doubt.

kind regards


Dear Simon

Great party on Friday - thanks so much DB

Brilliant night friday! thank you so much. So well organised!! cant wait til the next one. D

What I liked best was the atmosphere and happy faces. The staff for the night were so welcoming. It really made a change. Love the venue as i always have done - used to go there many years ago. I loved the way people made a special effort to dress up etc too! The food was great! aircon upstairs worked well unlike any other venue I have danced at. Matt what a wonderful personality he has. Handing out the little cards at the end of the night speaking to all that left. Ok now what I hated! The music! sorry but was far too clubby for me. I love clubby music but not at a partner dance event. I live on the Northern Line and goes straight to Leicester Square - how lucky I am!! DA

Hi Simon,

I just wanted to say, "A VERY BIG THANK YOU" for Friday's event. I'm sure the sentiment is seconded by the dozen or so people who came in our group.

Truely memorable, with more people per square foot on any dance floor than I can remember in quite some while! It was great to rub shoulders, elbows, hips, ankles (and other body parts) with so many others.

Please say a big thank you to Amir, Sue and the others in the cabaret too. In fact to everyone who had helped make the evening the success it was.

So here's wishing you the best of luck with the new Monday night venture.


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