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
Swinging Tea Dance **CANCELLED**
So sorry everyone... We have had to cancel this event due to a booking error. We will host another one soon.
Band Night is Back -Friday 2nd June.
The Chantry Centre (Listers Hall), Long Street, Dursley. GL11 4JB. Price £10.00. From 8.00 - 11.00pm.
Just Jive are delighted to welcome back Jon Clare and the Fabulous Dough Boys. If you missed them last time around then you have another chance to see this incredible band. The place was rocking the roof off and we were enjoying it so much the band didn't want to stop playing. If you do anything this weekend make sure its this !
Firstly what a laugh we had at the Jitterbug Strolls workshop ! ! Guys thankyou so much for coming and supporting us. We enjoyed it as much as you did. A film of it is on Facebook which has been viewed over 1000 times so far..... OMG ! !
Secondly a big thankyou to Danny Griffiths for supporting Claire Nicol at our first class of the new Lindy Hop Term on Monday. I was having a rather fabulous time with Mr Bruno Mars. Thanks guys for holding the fort for me.
Hi Guys, first of all thankyou so much Roman and Andrea for a brilliant workshop which really helped the improvers and tested the intermediates, including me ! A great turnout guys, thankyou all for your continuing support. Hopefully Roman and Andrea will return later in the year.
Thankyou everyone for making Friday night such a special night in Dursley. We remembered our friend Mitch in style, very emotional, well played guys.
Thankyou to Jon Clare and The Fabulous Dough Boys. Wow! ! ! Thanks also to Mark and his brilliant staff at The Chantry Centre (Lister's Hall) in assisting in making the night run smooth and easy.
After huge feedback from you guys I am pleased to say I have rebooked Jon Clare and The Fabulous Dough Boys again for June 2nd.
I usually overlook these people... my team of lady helpers. Thankyou xxxx
Next BIG ONE....... 1940's dance April 7th. Put it on your calender ! ! !
Don't forget next weekend Balboa Workshop with Roman and Andrea. See you there.
Lets go back in time to an era of Swing Music, Dancing and best of all Tea and Cakes !!! Put your glad rags on guys, come and have a dance and a brew. King's Stanley Village Hall, Sunday 12th February 3 - 6pm. £7 pay on the door.
Very much looking forward to the new term and seeing your happy, smiling and most of all confused faces. Only joking !! So you are all probably a little heavier after the festivities, to hell with the diet or the gym, come and dance. Loads to look forward to this year... including Live Bands, Sunday Tea Dances, Workshops including Balboa with Roman and Andrea and various Strolls with Jim plus two 1940's Dances. Come and join us, we are a friendly bunch.
With a stroke of luck we have managed to book Jon Clare and The Fabulous Dough Boys for our Friday Night Dursley Dance on 2nd December. Price £10 on the door. They are an amazing band and play great Jive, Swing and Rock n Roll music. Not to be missed, seriously good live band. I love 'em. www.jonclare.net
Tickets are now available for our popular Christmas Dance. Don't miss out!!! December 9th at Hamfields Leisure Centre. 8.00-11.00pm. Tickets cost £10 which are available from classes, dances or by contacting Jim. Festive nibbles will be provided by the Just Jive team. Feel free to bring some of your own ..... I will obviously have to sample them!! Ho Ho Ho!!
A great atmosphere, great people, great dancing and a great band. Your energy and enthusiasm made all the effort beforehand worthwhile. I'd like to say a special thank you to those who helped me with the clear up at the end. It made a massive difference. You know who you are and I appreciate it. Jim x
All the tickets for the 1940's night have now gone. Its going to be another memorable one!! See you there.
Just to let you know guys that tickets for the 1940's Dance at Listers Hall Dursley are almost sold out. Please contact me asap to avoid disappointment.
Spoken to the guys at The Supermarine in Swindon. The new floor is down now and is looking cool. We have a dance on there this Friday, so come along and give it a whirl ! !
Modern technology ... I do love it. Thanks to Youtube and Facebook you get to see wonderful old dance sequences like this. Enjoy Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell dancing to Begin The Beguine...
Just click on the link below and enjoy these two amazing dancers.
Awwhh.... mates, so chuffed that so many made the effort to come to our first Tea Dance. You guys are the best. You enjoyed the music choice and given the empty plates left behind, you enjoyed the cakes too!! I will do another Tea Dance in the new year. Dates to follow soon. Jim xx
Its been difficult for me the last few days .... I have had to sample lots of cake. I am pleased to say that you will have a fine selection to enjoy at our Tea Dance on Sunday.
I hope you all had a good summer, its the start of another term and I have started a blog.... It will be a surprise to many of you that I have my finger on the button when it comes to technology! I have many hidden talents ! ! Over the next few months I will be posting random stuff which I hope you will find amusing, interesting and useful.
Anyway here is a film clip of the fabulous Nicholas Brothers who are amazing dancers. Fred Astaire described this dance sequence as the best routine in a film he had ever seen . From the film "Stormy Weather" the boys are dancing to "Jumpin Jive" Enjoy....
Just click on the link below.