Move Modern Jive Auckland – where modern jive is for everyone….
With a combined 30 years of dancing, competing and instructing between them, you’re in friendly, experienced hands with Hannah Honey and Colin Flood, the owners of Move Dance Company. When they opened Move in June 2016, their vision was for more than sharing their passion of dance with others – it was for everyone on the dance floor to enjoy a great night out and make new friends.
So what is modern jive dancing? It’s a partner dance, with moves and steps from a fusion of Latin American dance styles and rock ‘n roll, which can be done to almost any type of music – making it really versatile in a wide variety of settings.
The crew at Move are all dancers themselves who know what it feels like to be ‘the newbie’, and many of them clearly recall their first lesson. So they understand that whether you come along with a partner, a group of friends or alone, whether you’ve danced before or not – it’s taking that first step and giving yourself time to really see how you go, that makes all the difference. What’s most important is that you’re able to relax and have fun.
The lessons are all taken by a female and male Teacher who break each step down and talk the men or ‘leads’, and then the women or ‘follows’, through their separate footwork and hand-holds so it’s easy to follow, literally step-by-step. And there’s lots of time to practise the move before going on to the next one.
Move Modern Jive is offered at 3 convenient locations across Auckland, where you can join the Beginners class first, and once you’re ready to move up, the Intermediate class – with some freestyle dancing in between. Your first class is free, but why stop when you’re having fun?? That’s where you can chat to them about concession card options to work out the most economical way to keep you on the dance floor.
You’ll be welcomed by Colin and Hannah and their crew at the New Lynn RSA on Monday nights, beginning at 7pm. Then on Tuesdays, they’re joined by a fun-loving bunch at Te Tuhi Arts Centre in Pakuranga, with Beginners getting underway at 7.30pm. And on Thursdays, you’ll find them and a social crowd at the Takapuna War Memorial Hall on the North Shore, for Beginners at 7pm.
Move to hold a club night approximately every six weeks where everyone is welcome. The night starts off with a workshop at 7pm, followed by a BYO barbeque (food is cooked while you enjoy the workshop) and after we’ve shared a delicious meal, the dancing gets underway til midnight. No matter where you are on your dancing journey, you don’t want to miss these entertaining, social Saturday nights.
Still, have questions or just need a little more information? You can email Hannah on email@example.com or if you’d rather chat to someone, call Hannah on 021 576 210.
We look forward to meeting you!