About Us / FAQ
What is Modern Jive?
Modern Jive is a fusion of jive, salsa, swing, and many other dance style. It is fun, fresh, social and easy to learn. It is the original, largest and fastest growing partner dance in NZ.
Do I Need to Book in Advance?
No. There is no set course that you need to enrol on. Every week there will always be a number of people there for the first time - just turn up to any newcomers class and join in the fun!
Do I Need to Bring a Partner?
No. There is no need to take a partner with you because the teaching method means that everyone will be moved around to change partners during the classes, therefore it does not make any difference whether you come on your own or with friends. Either way you get to meet and dance with everyone else at least once.
What Should I Wear?
You do not need any particular clothing to attend an iDance modern jive evening. Anything goes, casual wear or smart dress, as long as you feel comfortable. It is really up to you!! As for shoes, wear something that will allow you to move freely on the dance floor - we recommend smooth soled shoes, but there will be plenty of people in all types of footwear.
Do I Need to Become a Member?
Yes. Everyone needs to be an iDance member. Membership is free.
How Much Does It Cost?
Classes are just $15 for the whole evening! (6:45pm to 10:00pm Wednesday / 10:30pm Thursday)
What is the Class Format?
The night starts at 7pm with a Newcomers Class lasting 45 minutes. You will learn 4 fun moves that are surprisingly simple. At the end of the class we have 15 minutes of freestyle where the DJ plays a few tunes and you can practice and dance the moves you have just learnt.
What Payment Methods Do You Accept?
We accept both cash and eftpos.
Is It Hard?
Not at all! If you can walk, you can dance Modern Jive with iDance.
When and Where?
Doors open at 6:45pm and Newcomer classes start at 7pm sharp every Wednesday and Thursday.