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Modern Jive Surrey

Christelle et GrahamModern Jive, aka Leroc, is a fun dance suitable for most people regardless of age. At Modern Jive Surrey you will learn some impressive and exciting moves in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. After only a few lessons you will be able to impress your friends on the dance floor!

What is Modern Jive?
LeRoc is French for "rock'n'roll". This stylish dance was brought to England in the early 1980s. Throughout the years, it has developed a unique and versatile style, incorporating Latin dances, Salsa, Tango and Hip-hop variations to the original moves.

A typical night at Modern Jive Surrey:
At a Modern Jive Surrey evening you will be able to meet people, make new friends, have fun and keep fit, all at the same time! After the lesson, there is a "freestyle" session, which means that the rest of the evening is left for you to practise what you have learned in a party atmosphere. LeRoc is so flexible rhythmically that you can dance it to virtually any music, from Swing through Rock'n'Roll, Disco, 80's music and right up to your current chart favourites.
Modern Jive is easy to learn and fun to dance as the footwork is kept to a minimum! In your very first lesson you will learn four moves put together into a routine that can be danced in a loop. Therefore, you can start enjoying the dance straightaway. The way we teach the dance ensures that you quickly feel confident in freestyle.

What shall I wear?
The dress code for a Modern Jive evening is usually casual, but do make sure that you are wearing comfortable clothes that do not restrict your moves. Try not to wear rubber soled shoes such as trainers, as you will find it difficult to spin. LeRoc is a very energetic dance and it gets quite hot when you are dancing freestyle so we recommend that you bring a change of top.
Finally, there is no need to bring a partner as you will be "rotated" every few minutes, throughout the class. This rotation of partners is a great way to meet lots of people and will actually make you improve your dancing.

Your teachers:

Christelle Fourn├Ęs
christelle-profileChristelle has been dancing for 22 years. She started with Latin, Ballroom & Jive back in France in 1993. When she arrived in England in 1996, she joined a Modern Jive class and immediately loved it! After taxiing and demoing for several years, she decided to take the UKA LeRoc exam and opened her first venue in September 2008. Throughout the years Christelle has tried most dances including Salsa, hip hop and West Coast but her heart is with Modern Jive! Christelle has choreographed and performed several show cases, she is a very stylish dancer and a confident teacher. She is passionate about dancing and her lessons are always challenging and fun!

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Thierry Gauthier
thierry-profileThierry started learning Latin, Ballroom and Jive in France in the 1990's and has never stopped dancing since. When he moved to London in 1996, he joined a Modern Jive class and was hooked straight away! Having gained experience while taxiing and demoing for several years, Thierry took the UKA LeRoc exam in March 2009 and opened his first venue shortly after.
Dancing is Thierry's passion and he also loves to choreograph and perform Cabarets. With his experience in a wide variety of dances, which he incorporates to Modern Jive, his classes often have a "twist". Thierry is a fantastic dancer and a dedicated teacher. He is lively and funny and always teaches funky footwork!

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Email thierry@modernjivesurrey.com or call us on 07941 890797 to discuss your requirements.