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If you would like to be an active participant in the Modern Jive group, please contact the leader via the button above.

This group is looking for a new group leader so is presently not running

The history of modern jive begins with the original Swing era in 1920s and 30s America, when Big Bands took over pop culture. Swing music has lived on ever since, influencing each new generation of music. Swing dance is a broad term to describe a variety of partner dances evolving from the 1920s to the present day.

The style of partner dancing we know as Modern Jive was initially developed in France after the war, as a development of the Swing dancing brought over from America by the GIs. The name LeRoc shows its French origins. This also explains the name Ceroc, which is derived from ‘C’est le roc’.

So, come on all you budding Jiveists, get a’boppin at the CPC, and shake that booty! (Even if it is a little slower than the normal jive.)