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Upcoming Events

Modern Jive Classics v3.0

Typically, the last Tuesday of the month is our regular freestyle evenings when we have a quick beginner class, followed by non-stop dancing throughout the evening.

For May, we're taking another look at the best of the best with our Modern Jive Classics series - come and join us from 8pm on 29th May.

Don't forget to add 16th July to your diary for some Sunday dancing at St Mary's Church in Portsmouth too.

We'll update here with future events, and you can join our Facebook group for regular updates too.

Fancy a dance... in a church?

Last year, one of our regular dancers Julie arranged a modern jive tea dance in St Mary's Church in aid of their Organ Project, and it was such a success, it is running again! If you've ever wondered what it was like to dance in a church - or perhaps you haven't, but now you think you might like to...?!

Come out and join in the fun! Several of the Love 2 Jive regulars and crew are attending, so you'll be in great company, and Andy Kale will be DJing, so the music will be great too. There'll be a lesson by Dave Bennett on the day, but of course you're welcome to attend any of our Tuesday night classes ahead of the event.

The date is Sunday, 16th July, 2023, with dancing between 2pm and 4pm
. Tickets can be bought online at the St Mary's Church website, where you can also see photos from last year's event.

Coronation Dance

When there's an excuse for a theme night, it is a bit rude not to really, isn't it? So naturally, we went with the red, white, and blue theme for the week before the Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla. Around 80 dancers packed the hall, and there were some absolutely brilliant outfits, with most getting into the party spirit.

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Modern Jive Classics v2.0

We had such an awesome time during our first ever Modern Jive Classics freestyle in March - as well as Andy having plenty more classics to line up on his playlist - that we decided that we'd go again for our end of the month freestyle in April. More great tunes, more great dancers, more great times had by all!

Modern Jive Classics

For the end of March freestyle night, we decided on a 'Modern Jive Classics' night, which was all about the music - classic tunes from across the decades. Andy did us proud, with some absolute crackers, and there were well over 60 dancers in attendance that kept the dancefloor busy right up until the last track.

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Double Trouble Treats!

Our theme night for February was Double Trouble - which is a guy dancing with two ladies at once! Tim, Anne, and Sandra taught the lesson during the intermediate slot at 9pm. Prior to that, our new instructor Sally led us through her first class with us - we're delighted to have her on board! Click through to see photos and read more.

Valentine's Day: Wear Red

Our annual Valentine's Day Wear Red event was a brilliant night, full of brand new dancers, dancers that were new to dancing with us, and dancers that we'd not seen in a while... Photos and a short video are up on the blog now - check it out by clicking on the button below.


A Night at the Movies

Our first ever night of A Night at the Movies was a huge success - we decided we all needed something to look forward to at the end of January, and didn't we just?! Over 50 dancers came out, with most making a great effort to dress up. Andy's playlist kept the dancefloor very busy! See more photos by visiting the blog - hit the button below.

The Annual Glitter Ball

This year again, our Glitter Ball was a great night! Andy played many of his usual festive tunes, as well as many requests. We hired the large hall for this event so Andy was up on the stage, giving everyone more room for dancing.


Halloween Dance

Our 'Halloween' Dance night on Tuesday 25 October 2022 was well attended. We were very pleased to see so many people, and we hope everyone enjoyed the evening as much as we did. Some brilliant costumes were on show!

Although we invite our dancers to wear costumes for our themed events, we know that there are quite a few people who don't like to dress up, so we want everyone to know you're welcome, dressed up or not! 

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