Modern Jive originated in France in the late 1940's and has been evolving ever since! It is a mix of various dance styles including Salsa, Latin, Rock & Roll, Ballroom and Tango as well as most recently, West Coast Swing. Modern Jive is the ultimate in partner dancing, performed to everything from your favourite Top 40 hits to the old classics. With a basic 4 count rhythm, Modern Jive is one of the easiest forms of partner dancing to learn. You can stay with the basics or progress through the levels. It's up to you! One thing is for sure that this style of dancing will have you confidently dancing in no time.  


Club Jive Dance Company was established in 2001, known then as Mamboroc Dance Company. Opening it's doors to Newcastle, the directors at the time, John and Carolyn, introduced Modern Jive to the Hunter and since then, the company has gone from strength to strength teaching students from all over Australia.  

Under the new direction of Rachel Davis & Laurie Fawkner in 2010, who have been dancing with Club Jive for many years and have been operating as venues managers at Kahibah since 2007, they continue the vision of Club Jive with the same desire and direction, building the dance community and providing a fun, safe and social dance family for all to enjoy.