LeRoc and Modern Jive clubs have gained a reputation over the last few years for packed dance floors with no room to move, large classes that endlessly repeat the same things over and over, and no room for musicality in the dancing unless you go to specific 'expressive' workshops. This can put a lot of people off learning to dance, and once they have decided it's not for them they rarely come back.

At Jivebeat we do things a little differently. Our classes are smaller so it feels less of a rush; we place more emphasis on teaching you the dance in a way you understand rather than just following a formula; and we are adaptable, so no two classes are ever likely to be the same.

So if you are looking for a Modern Jive club with 200+ dancers on the floor every night then we are probably not what you are after, but if you want to learn to dance Modern Jive well, and to discover how versatile this often underrated dance style can be, then come to Jivebeat.

What is LeRoc?

LeRoc is reputed to be the most popular partner dance style across the U.K. and is usually described as being like Salsa with simpler footwork. But don't mistake 'simpler' for 'uninteresting', as Jivebeat LeRoc has as much or as little footwork as you want. It is an extendible and adaptable dance style, so you can stick to the basics and keep it simple with no complicated footwork or timing... or you can stretch it and make it as expressive as a rumba or a salsa.

The Class

Every class starts with the fundamentals so even absolute beginners can join in at any time, then we add something progressive for the more experienced dancers to get their teeth into. And throughout every class we offer hints and tips for extending your dancing repertoire or improving your connection to your partner and the music.

No Need To Bring a Partner

Although people who do come with partners tend to start off together, we rotate the class around so all the leaders get the opportunity to dance with all the followers. The class forms up in a large circle or in rows, and then after practising something once or twice your teacher will get people to move on one or two places and everyone swaps partners.

Stick Around for the Whole Evening

Unlike some dance classes where you pay for one class then pay again or pay more for whatever follows, at Jivebeat your entry fee covers you for the whole night. So if the evening you are attending has more than just the LeRoc class... for example an argentine tango class and a freestyle or practise session... you only pay the once. So there's no reason to go home after your class!

 

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