Dancing all over with Megan Sparks, Nicky, Mary, Racheal and Georgina

Dance like it is 2022 rather than 1922


“I am glad I found dancing”

Learn to dance 'properly' in 2023. The only way is one to one. It akin to building a house - start with the foundations. Going to a large class is like putting on a roof before you have built the walls.

I am not saying that it is impossible to learn to dance properly in a large group class. Some manage it. Very few become great dancers that way though. It takes five times longer to get anywhere and most become visibly stilted. Better to start with one to ones then go out and enjoy the social aspect of group classes and learn more moves there.

Learn from the beat of the best. Someone that is patient. Variety is the spice of life, yet so many dancers do the same old thing week in week out. Then complain of getting a bit bored of it. We can show you how to make dancing interesting again. I could dance with the likes of Megan all night long during the lockdowns (we had to stay with just one partner). The reason we danced so much is because we did so many different things.

2023 - dancing again after Christmas break

Dance Freestyle at the Plough Inn. Thursday 12th January.


From all the years of being on the dance scene I have come to a firm conclusion. The only way to learn to dance properly is to have a few one-to-one lessons. Why spend lots of money and months struggling in a large group when you can fly in a matter of weeks with personalised tuition. We can identify your good points and work on the areas that will make your dancing a thousand times better.

I have danced with some 5000 women in ten countries and aided umpteen of them over the years. Some men take the view that they are there to make the ladies look good, but ask yourself if it would be twice as good if you both looked impressive?

One to One / Group

one to one classes, group classes

Some people come alone, others with their partner. We often pair people up with some else at the same stage as you. It is up to you.

one to one classes, group classes

Hopefully we will have the numbers to do a regular group class in early 2023. Join our list and we can let you know when it starts.
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Clare demonstrating the basket wrap sabotage as part of a mini routine they made up.

Bordering on impossible, but fabulous fun and lets you attempt novel moves.

Dance to the beat - precisely on the beat. Not essential at all times but nice to have a go.

The Plough Inn, Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire HR7 4HG

Great dance floor at the rear of the pub.

We have a jolly fine sound system.

Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire HR7 4HG

Find us on the main A465 nr Bromyard.

The Plough Inn, Stoke Lacy, HR7 4HG

How Max Jive came about

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 took as an age to get the basic moves right with her leading instead of me. It was comical. It would have been easier of at least one of was accustomed to the other role.

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. We danced twice as much as everyone else. We would also dance to longer tracks because lead sharing made that more doable. (You try a six minute song - you can run out of moves)

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 partner dancing

The right music, a beer or two and a great partner are the essential ingredients for a real good time. I want to share this joy with you. For me it has been one of the best things in my life. You can then go to a concert, a wedding, a disco, a nightclub, a dance hall, a country fair and dance like mad. Or take it steady. Or just use it as a way to get exercise that beats the gym. Whether it is with a stranger or your partner we can help you dance as one.

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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