Jive partner dancing

Dance like it is 2022 rather than 1922


“Variety is the spice of life”




Jive partner dancing

If variety is the spice of life, then why not put some variety into your dancing.


Max Jive is Smooth - Flowing - Varied




The first dance club in the world that started off as non-sexist and non-misogynistic. Women get to try the challenges, games and fun too. We teach the moves to all. Not just the men. What you do in your freestyle is up to you. Take a look at the videos to see the result. Women enjoying their moment taking control. Men having a chance to relax and let the women do the thinking. Men will lead the most often, but a small shift is underway. Have you been to a dance night and seen women dancing with one another? Four or so at it and the men find themselves watching rather than dancing.




Jive partner dancing

It all began when Megan joined the scene. For a laugh we had a go at role reversal. I can’t follow, she can’t lead. It was comical. It took as an age to get the basic moves right.


Then Laura gave me an idea ...



Jive partner dancing

What if we could share the lead! Swap halfway though. All I need to do is test it.


And so we did. It made dancing far more fun.



Jive partner dancing

I realised something else too. To get Megan to dance, to really dance, I need to up my game. I need to show her what dancing is all about.


For that I need music, loud music. Music we both liked. I put the headphones on her head, pressed play on my phone and the magic began. She went loopy, dancing like a maniac. This is the Max Jive experience. It led her to say that she felt euphoric.



Jive in the gardens

Zen dancing, or expressive dancing. Same moves but slower. Dance here there and everywhere. When you know how. We teach the art of the follow. We help the men go from beginner to the stage where they can lead a full song. We do that by making dancing easy. Traditional dance teaching ways are slow. There are better, quicker, more effective ways to teach and learn.



Jive in the park

If you want to lead a man right now. Here is your chance. We are holding one to one sessions for you. Whatever stage you are at; we can help you along. Want to follow better? Feel free to book a lesson. Just £20.

What to expect?

Every class begins with a brief discussion about your current dancing level and what you aim to achieve. That may be a refresh on techniques or starting from scratch!

You will be shown the art of the follow step-by-step or the fundamentals of the lead with a tutor in an hour-long class. Each class will be adapted to your level and ability. It will be at your pace.

Plenty of parking. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7.30pm / 8.30pm to suit. Easy to find: The Plough Inn. Stoke Lacy. HR7 4HG. On the main A465 Hereford - Bromyard road.

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Dance Party Night - Stoke Lacy

Salsa party with the principles and fun of Max Jive.


Basket Wrap Challenge. Start with the wrap then show us your stuff.



The impossible challenge

The beat and count challenge. Who is on the beat? - hitting the snare.

Many, many challenges and games to break the evening up with.

Whilst they are mainly for fun, they aid your dancing in many ways.


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Photo at Pittville pump rooms courtesy of Ron Milsom Photography www.ronmilsomphotography.com

Photo at the Americana show Cheltenham thanks to GL Shooters