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Beginning Modern Jive Dance Class

Monday, February 27, 2012
8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Winnett Lounge

Modern Jive is one of the easiest dances you will ever learn! Originally a fusion of salsa and jive, modern jive also derives inspiration from Lindy Hop, French Jive, Swing, Rock and Roll and West Coast Swing. Modern Jive simplifies one of the most difficult aspects of dance for beginners - the footwork - allowing you to progress much more quickly to the fun stuff, like lifts, drops, dips and other moves that will 'wow' your friends on the dance floor.

As a beginning class, we will cover the basics of Modern Jive. By the end of the class you should have mastered the entire set of beginner moves, as well as a number of variations. We will also cover connection, footwork and body position. We will also touch on musicality and styling, which will help you adjust your dance to the music and make it more versatile and fun.


  • FREE for Caltech students (with ID)
  • $5 per class for other full-time students and Caltech/JPL affiliates (with ID)
  • $10 per class for all others

Prerequisites: No prior dance experience or partner are required, although comfortable shoes are strongly suggested.

For more information, please contact Shang-Lin Chen by phone at 626-395-5708 or by email at [email protected] or visit