Polite Notice Ref: 1940's Dance.

Ladies and Gents, Please note that if you turn up on the night and you haven't paid for or reserved a ticket you will be turned away. Sorry if this sounds harsh, but we have to be fair to the guys who are on the waiting list. We are full to the brim and the event has sold out. Kind Regards Jim xx

1940's Dance SOLD OUT

Hi Guys, The tickets for our 1940's Dance have now SOLD OUT. Thankyou for supporting us. It will be a wicked night!! If you have reserved a ticket please can you let us know if you DO NOT want yours as we have a waiting list. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Jim xx


Last Class next week....

Well another term is coming to a close next week. Easter holidays are just around the corner. Just want to say that you are all bloody brilliant. Our beginners have made us so proud. You guys really listen and each week you have progressed with style. Come and talk to me if you have any  questions about moving up to the Intermediate level. I'm happy to talk you through what to expect.  If you want to repeat the beginner level that's cool too!! See you all next week for our final week of term.

Happy Easter Love Jim xx



Dancing Doldrums ??

So you come along to class, you watch the teachers, you go through the move and it all seems to be pretty cool....  Yep, I've got this...

Think I'll go to a dance, show my moves..  Oh S**t  ..... what do I do now ? Why can I only think of three moves ? Oh god please don't ask me to dance, I can't remember anything !!

Don't panic. Guys we've all been there,  including me.  I can help you out of the doldrums. I offer Private Lessons and I can tailor  the tuition to suit what you need to get you confident and dancing with ease. I have a dance studio at home and can do one - two hour private lessons. Happy to work with a couple or on just one person. If you want more info contact me.  Jim x

Dursley Dance Cancelled

Hi Guys, Although we don't have much snow at the moment, I think it best to cancel our Friday Dance in Dursley. Better safe than sorry.

Stay warm and safe everyone and see you soon. Love Jim xx

Cancellation of Shim Sham

Hi Guys, I've done it again !! Sorry to say the Shim Sham Stroll Workshop is cancelled. I didn't realise it was Mothering Sunday and the only strolling should be done with your mum in the park. Sorry once again. We will endevour to teach this stroll on another date. Jim.

Welcome aboard Shaun and Laura -Astrid

So chuffed that these two lovely people will be teaching Swing Jive for us next term. They will be at Arthur S Winterbotham Memorial Hall, Cam Dursley from April 17th.  Not only are they cool dancers but wonderful people too. I wish them lots of love and success. Jim x


Full steam ahead..

Well all our classes are now running with Tetbury starting their new term this week. I have to say how impressed I am with the standard of the beginners in ALL our classes. Some really quick learners and cool dancers already. Keep it going, it will get better and better. We get asked sometimes about footwear. What should you go for, where to buy from etc. We recommend a company called Bleyer. If you have any questions just come and see me and I'll tell you what to go for.

Have a look on line at www.swinggear.co.uk

Source: www.swinggear.co.uk

Two New Venues !!

Hey Guys, Really chuffed that we have secured two venues to host our dances. This Saturday 20th January  we will be at The Stonehouse Community Centre and then on 9th February at The Painswick Centre. We will be having a varied mix of dances this year with Live Bands, Workshops and Tea Dances. See our Events Page for up to date info.  See you soon Jim x

Christmas Dance Tickets

I know ..... surely its not Christmas yet !!! Well not quite, but there are only 5 Fridays until our Just Jive Christmas Dance at Berkeley on December 8th. Tickets are selling fast, so get yours soon guys. Available from classes, dances or Jim.  Just £10 which includes a festive buffet.  Ho Ho Ho !!!

Class Venue Change for One week.

Hi Guys, Wednesday 22nd November the Jive Classes will be taking place at Kings Stanley Village Hall and NOT The Subscription Rooms. This is a one off venue change. Back to The Subs as normal the following week. Please share and let everyone know. Cheers ! Jim x

Looking Good !!

Just wanted to say how impressed I am with the progress of our beginner classes. Both Lindy and Jive lessons are producing some really cool looking dancers. Keep it up. Massive THANKYOU to our team of intermediate dancers who support the beginner classes. It would not work with out you. Beginners, if you want to have a go at putting your moves into practice we have social dances most Fridays. You don't need a partner, everyone dances with everyone and you will be made to feel very welcome. It really helps build your confidence and you meet a great bunch of lovely people. Jim x

Twice as nice in Tetbury.

Hi Guys,

Due to the wonderfully high number of dancers,  we have decided to run two beginner classes on Tuesday evenings in Tetbury. The first one at 7pm and the second one at 8pm. The content will be different for each beginners class so if you fancy taking part in both, then you can do 2 classes for just £9. Love Jim xx

Our You Tube Channel !!!

Being as I am such a Techno Guru I thought it was about time !!! Yep, we now have a YouTube channel.  We will post some demo's, our live bands and  footage from our big dances etc on there as and when we can. Search for our channel : Just Jive Lindy Hop Gloucestershire

Awesome Tetbury !!!

Hi Guys, Well, that was amazing !!! Such a huge turn out for our first beginners class in Tetbury. Just want to say a massive THANKYOU to the team of intermediates who came along to support our beginner ladies. You made such a difference. Don't forget your free dance or class on us!! If anyone can come along again next Tuesday and help support we would love to see you.  

Jive Talking !!

As you know we are starting a beginners class in Tetbury at The Tetbury Goods Shed. A shout out to our intermediate boys, your help would be very much appreciated. We anticipate an abundance of ladies and your help as leaders would really help support and establish this class. Please turn up on 12th September at 7.30pm. Message or call me for further information. Howay the lads !! Jim 

Lindy Hop Returns

Hi Guys, Just a quick reminder and some information, Lindy Hop starts Monday 4th September at King's Stanley Village Hall at 7.15pm for beginners. Great news, the bridge diversion which was a pain in the arse has been finished a month early!! So no diversions. Finally, I will be teaching the classes with Sarah Vernon. Look forward to seeing you. Jim x