Retro dance tutors Neil and Claire Seabrook teach jive across the county. Picture: Planpro Photography.

Two years of jive dance classes

Jive dance couple Claire and Neil Seabrook celebrate two years of their company Boston Jive with a sold-out show at the South Holland Centre.

Claire and Neil teach retro 40s and 50s dancing across South Holland five nights a week.

To celebrate two years of Boston Jive, the couple have put on a dance night at the South Holland Centre on September 9.

Si Cranstoun headlines the sold-out show, with support from The B-Sides and DJ Mr Big Feet.

Boston Jive began as a favour to a friend, explains Claire: “I got the idea to start Boston Jive from some friends I had been teaching in exchange for a cup of tea as a bit of fun, as they wanted to go to 40s/50s events but couldn’t dance.”

Swapping shuffle tips for tea led to their first real lesson. Claire says: “We started with one class at Boston Conservative Club on September 21 and had six people, including the two who had urged me to start. We slowly and steadily grew from six to 12 to 18 and it just hasn’t stopped.”

They now teach 150-175 people a week. Classes take place in Pinchbeck, Sutton Bridge, Market Deeping, Woodhall Spa and Boston.

All ages are welcome. Claire says: “All the classes are so friendly with a range of ages from 20 to 80-plus.

“Age is not a barrier and everyone just joins in and has so much fun.”

Upcoming Boston Jive events include a charity vintage tea party at Pinchbeck Church Hall on October 8 and a Halloween party with Eddie Martin & His Rhythm Cruisers in Boston on October 27.

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