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Jive Nation Toronto Presents
Learn to Dance in a Day Intensive Beginner Modern Jive Dance Workshop!
(Modern Jive dancing is like a fusion of salsa and jive, very trendy with no fancy footwork to learn.It is a perfect way to learn to dance for social occasions)
Saturday November 17th 2012
Where: Monarch's Pub Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W Toronto
When: 1pm – 5pm
Get the basics of dancing, cement your Modern Jive dance lessons, boost your dancing confidence and learn to dance at our popular beginner dance workshop, the ultimate Fast-Track to freestyle dancing confidence on the dance floor. No previous dance experience required. No need to bring a partner.
This course is perfect for you if you:
- Want to quickly learn the basics of how to dance , so you can use in any social setting, including office parties, banquets, weddings etc
- Have never danced before
- Want to learn some stylish wedding dance steps very affordably
- Want to build your dancing confidence
- Or want to cement or refresh on your previous modern jive classes
Come and spend a fun afternoon out with us - we will do the rest!
Ticket Prices include 13% HST
Your workshop price also includes our much-famed vegetable and fruit snacks!
$20 for past Workshop attendees if you would like to repeat the workshop (subject to space availability). Please notify Nicky via email if you wish to repeat so that I can balance the number of men and ladies.
**In-class registration! Register for your Beginner Intensive during our Weekly Modern Jive dance sessions and save money on registration! Cash or cheque only. Ask in Class for details.
This popular Beginner Dance Workshop condenses weeks of modern jive dance lessons into just one 4-hour session to help you become confident on the dance floor fast – even if you’ve never danced before.
You'll learn how to dance some simple yet stylish actual dance routines - in just one afternoon.
Leading from the front, our expert teacher will walk you through the moves one step at a time, breaking routines into easy to remember segments that you can easily recreate on the dance floor.
Scattered throughout the class are expert dancers who can provide you with indivdual tips and pointing to help you perfect your dancing technique. Partners are not fixed so you'll have plenty of opportunity to meet new friends and dance with different people.
In just 4 hours you’ll learn:
- Several Beginner Modern Jive dance moves
- Fillers, and how to hear the musical beats and timing
- Elegant dance steps that with practice you can easily recreate on the dance floor yourself
Jive Nation Toronto Intensive Beginners Workshop: Frequently Asked Questions
We run our popular beginner’s fast track session for Modern Jive, using the intensive Jive Nation methods for fast-tracking beginners up to a confident level of dancing in one day. We get asked many questions, so here are some of the most frequently asked questions:
1. 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 is usually about 6 men and 6 women, and we change dance partners every 5 minutes or so.
2. What is Modern Jive?
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 or salsa or swing – it’s a simple, smooth modern version of all the best parts, simple and fun to learn.
The Jive Nation METHOD is about total immersion and LOTS of quality repetition during the 4 hour beginners’ intensive course, preferably FOLLOWED BY a 6 week unlimited evening pass to cement your dance skills, build your confidence AND meet loads of wonderful people.
3. What is the 6 week Pass you offer with the Intensive?
The 6 week unlimited class pass is excellent value and gives you access to our mid-week modern jive class (see www.jivenationtoronto.com for venue listings) at no extra cost .
There is ALSO an 8 VISIT casual pass that has a year's expiry, for those of you who can’t attend week night classes each week – you can spread out your visits over time suit your own timetable.
5. What should I wear?
Just wear something you feel comfortable in, such as: Jeans / shorts /casual dress / t shirt /pants/trousers – you will find we’re pretty casual. It’s a fun, physical practice workshop so there’s no need for formal dress.
6. What shoes do I need?
Smooth soled trainers or leather soled shoes work well for the first few months. After a few months, if you are TOTALLY loving it (and you will!) then consider investing in a nice pair of dance shoes from one of our recommended stores, or online dance shoe sellers – ask Nicky if you’d like some recommendations.
7. What are the costs for the Workshop and Class Pass options?
$15 - Casual evening pass (class and freestyle social)
$58 – 4 Class Modern Jive Pass
$95 – 8 Class Modern Jive Class Pass (Good for up to 1 year from 1st activation. Great value!)
$59.00 – Saturday Beginners Intensive Afternoon MasterClass
$100.00 – Saturday Beginners Intensive Attend it with a friend MasterClass
8. Can I repeat the beginners’ workshop?
YES! It’s just $20 per person to repeat the workshop – just email me at jivenationtoronto [at]gmail.com to let me know if you would like to repeat.
9. I don't have a partner. 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.
10. How often do you hold the Saturday Intensive beginners session held?
We currently run it every couple of months however check the www.jivenationtoronto.com website for latest dates and updates.
11. Should I bring food or drink?
We usually provide some water and fresh vegetable and fruit snacks, however 4 hours is a marathon, so make sure you have lunch before hand. You can also arrive early and have a bite to eat – the Monarch’s Pub has a full bar service.
12. What if I’ve never done ANY kind of dancing before?
No worries. Just jump in, feet first, and we will teach you, and you will fly through with confidence. Just come along!
13. Can I invite a friend?
Please do! They can pay on the day – however please email me so I know how many people to expect.
14. What will I learn?
The rhythm and basic footwork for a 4/4 modern jive, to upbeat modern pop music – plus simple dance moves and links to put together and MASTER 4-5 fun and fabulous dance routines with all the partners in the room. It’s a HUGE confidence builder – just go for it!
16. I’ve danced a bit before - Is it the same as Salsa or Ballroom?
There are some similar elements with regard to leading and following – however the timing of Jive Nation Toronto modern jive 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, we don’t use the salsa footwork count, and we don’t use the UK Ceroc single back step – our steps are much simpler than all of these. You will love it.
17. What sort of music will we be dancing to?
We keep our music very modern and upbeat, all Top 40 – chart and pop music that you hear on the radio and at good nightclubs and parties.
Have more questions? Visit Jive Nation Toronto at http://jivenationtoronto.com
When & Where
Jive Nation Toronto
Learn to dance with Jive Nation Toronto. Excellent teaching and great fun at an unbeatable price. No partner needed! For more information and to find out how you can boost your confidence on the dance floor in weeks not years visit http://www.jivenationtoronto.com
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: Nicky on 416-500-3314