"Alex and Stacey are smooth dancers which is reflected in their teaching. It's great to see them developing Modern Jive on the south coast"
A warm welcome from JivePlay
JivePlay is an independent Modern Jive dance organisation in Worthing, West Sussex. We run classes at St Paul's Worthing, and freestyle events, dance workshops and private lessons.
We are raising awareness of Modern Jive on the south coast and encouraging more people to learn this great form of social partner dance.
JivePlay promote their style of Modern Jive which is slotted and graceful, which combined with their friendly teaching makes learning such fun.
The UK’s most popular social partner dance
Modern Jive is an irresistible partner dance based on a fusion of various dance styles, is easy to learn, sociable, and can be enjoyed to a wide range of music with a regular beat. It’s a great way to make friends, have fun and keep fit.
Every week, complete beginners learn to dance with us. There is no need to bring a partner, you get to meet, interact and dance with everyone else in the room.
Modern Jive can be enjoyed by all age groups with experienced dance crew on hand to guide, encourage, and develop your dance journey.
"Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching"
What We Offer
A range of great classes, workshops & music for beginners & experienced dancers alike
Raising awareness of Modern Jive and promoting this great style of social dance.
Meet your JivePlay Hosts
Our passion for Modern Jive has developed over many years
Alex is a qualified modern jive teacher, and enjoys the smooth, West Coast style Jive. Initially learning from Julian Hansford of Evolution Dance, he went on to attend hundreds of classes and workshops with some of the best UK teachers, many by Nigel & Nina. After regularly attending the superb London Hipsters dance club, he then began working locally with Colleen O’Brien of Dance Infinity to demonstrate, teach & DJ various events before setting up JivePlay.
Stacey is a qualified Modern Jive teacher and also enjoying the smooth and slotted West Coast Swing style of Modern Jive. Stacey also learnt from Julian Hansford before attending a broad range of workshops. She has been teaching at various venues for over 7 years, delivering Beginner and Intermediate classes and has become a well known face along the south coast before running JivePlay. Stacey is also available for Modern Jive lessons on request.
Come along any Wednesday evening from 7:45pm and learn Modern Jive!