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 !!!
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Despite my best efforts to confuse everyone, you guys did brilliantly and mastered The Jitterbug and The Rock 'n' Roll Stroll last weekend. Special thanks to Lin for keeping it running smoothly. Next time I promise to do my homework like a good boy !!! It was a laugh though. Jim xx
We are pleased to confirm that Beginners classes will start on Tuesday 12th September at 7.30pm at the Tetbury Goods Shed, Gumstool Hill, Tetbury. GL8 8DG. An intermediate class will start in January 2018 at 8.30pm. Contact Jim if you need more information. 07909 536329.
Accomplished at Jive and want a new challenge ? Why not add another string to your bow and have a go at learning Lindy Hop too. Its the original classic Jive which was 'invented' in The Savoy Ballroom, Harlem, New York, in the 1920's and 1930's. The new term starts on 4th September with Jimmy and Sarah at King's Stanley Village Hall. Beginners lesson at 7.15pm. Contact Jim for more info. Go on, you will love it !!!
Brilliant turnout for the Tandem Charleston Workshop. Well done Guys, you looked really cool. Great to see some new faces and learn about your dancing history. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Jitterbug Stroll Workshop next........ Cheers Jim.
Really chuffing happy.... we will be running a Beginners Jive class at the Tetbury Goods Shed in September. Dates and times will follow. We will run intermediate level classes in January 2018. Shout out to our established dancers, if you want to come along in case we have shortages of men or women, that would be very much appreciated. The venue is absolutely amazing. The work completed by volunteers is outstanding, in fact First Class !! Have a look at their website:
Hi Guys, I need your help again. We are dancing on The Subscription Rooms forecourt to promote our lessons, on Saturday August 12th from 11.00 - 12.00pm and then again from 12.30 - 1.30pm. If any of you guys can make it and dance with us, that would be fab. You are a fantastic example of Swing Dance and you make me proud. Love Jim x
1940's Night -
Friday 6th October 8.00pm - 11.00pm at The Chantry Centre (Listers Hall) Dursley.
A date to put into your diary's. This will be another spectacular night with a live swing band and all the trimmings. Tickets available from September. £12. Contact Jim for more details.
Band Night -
Return of Belle and The Bombs....
Due to your amazing response we are pleased to announce that this incredible band will be playing for us again on Friday 3rd November at The Chantry Centre (Listers Hall) Dursley. From 8.00pm - 11.00pm. Pay on the door £10.
Summer Workshops -
Tandem Charleston Workshop: 13th August 6.00pm - 9.00pm at Kings Stanley Village Hall.
We will be working on how to get in and out of Tandem Charleston with some cool variations in Tandem and Charleston Steps. The workshop should take a couple of hours, so we plan to free dance for the last hour. Tea and coffee provided. Workshop £5.
Jitterbug Stroll Workshop ( If you're good...The Rock 'n' Roll Stroll): 20th August 6.00pm - 9.00pm at Kings Stanley Village Hall.
Learn this classic swing stroll, or perfect the routine if you have done it already. The workshop should take a couple of hours, so we plan to free dance for the last hour. Tea and coffee provided. Workshop £5.
Fancy a Jig ?
We have been asked to go along to Hillesley Village this Saturday 15th July to join in with their village celebrations. Its a beautiful Cotswold village near Wotton - Under - Edge. If you fancy having a jig then give me a call for more details about it. Mob: 07909 536329
Its not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon plus they have a Prosecco Bar to tempt you along!! Love Jim xx
I'm delighted to announce that 'Belle and The Bombs' will be playing at my free thankyou party on July 7th at Lister Hall Dursley. A fantastic band playing a mix of Swing and Rock 'n' Roll music to get you on the floor. I hope as many of you as possible can come along and enjoy the night. You are ALL welcome, you guys are the best !!! Cheers Jim xx
To ALL the dancers, friends and helpers who have supported my classes and dances over many years (twenty !!!) I want to say a massive THANKYOU !! So as a way of showing my appreciation this dance is on me. NO CHARGE. Please all come along to The Chantry Centre (Listers Hall) on July 7th at 8.00pm. No tickets needed, please just bring your dancing feet and have a good night on me. Love Jim xx