20 Years of Dancing

A family run business formed in 2003. Specialising in professionally organised Modern Jive and Argentine Tango Dance Weekenders, WCS Events, Competitions and Dance Holidays, using the best National and International instructors.

In 2007, we launched the first 100% WCS weekend with the introduction of the ‘UK WCS Champs’, and became the very first World Swing Dance Council Registry Event outside the USA. 

Classes, Workshops and Evening Shows

Fun and friendly dance weekenders and if you want to improve your dancing in a short space of time, a Jive Addiction dance weekend could be just what you're looking for!

Jive Addiction dance holidays are carefully planned using more than 16 years of experience, because your enjoyment is the most important thing to us.

  • Yes, wonderful event. I loved every single class I attended this weekend (and I took all I could, only missed one and a half class on Sunday as I was too exhausted by then to wake up early). Great idea to have the title of the classes mentioned before hand, and the fact that it was all flowing and building up from one to the next. Intensive was super interesting.

    Social dances was super amazing, best one I had in a very, very long time (messing up my sleeping plans, but so worth it!)

    UK EU Champs 2017

  • So that’s the 1st post Covid dance weekender done and dusted! And wow!  What a fabulous one!!

    Belinda Burton - 2021

  • Still feeling the love from the first Westie Boot Camp South. I did not think Hemsby could be beaten but JohnMariane & Team, you have knocked it out the park again! Top class event

    Pauline Dickson (Feb 2017)

  • Gyuri Dorko is feeling challenged .

    European Swing Challenge 2018 is an event like no others.
    Last weekend, I just had a blast. I remembered that I had a great time the year before, so that’s why I’ve made quite a last minute decision to go there.

    The entire event is a big competition with 5 rounds of challenges. So one would think this creates a competitive environment. Surprisingly not at all, it actually creates a social atmosphere during the whole day. People practicing solo routines together, helping and supporting each other. Such a great idea! Fantastic learning experience.
    The event has a nice social feeling and not because of late night dancing, but because of dancing on the workshops and comps. I love the WCS community that makes this possible.

  • Thank you John and Mariane Armstrong-Holmes and your team for a fab-u-lous  UK Westie Bootcamp South. Stunning venue, incredible teachers, wonderful dancers and loads of fun. This is my favourite event. Can’t wait for the next one.

    Philippa Sale 2021

     

Upcoming Events

Here is a selection of the upcoming events organised by Jive Addiction. We host a number of events every year including Modern Jive, West Coast Swing, Argentine Tango Dance Weekenders to Dance Holidays, there is something for everyone. If you're looking to compete, we also host the UK and European WCS Championships and the European Swing Challenge held in London and the World Modern Jive Championships at the World famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

UK Westie Bootcamp South 21–24 Oct 2022

  Due to overwhelming demand we have had to place single Followers places on hold. Followers,...

4–6 Nov 2022

At the beginning there is “el abrazo”

26 Nov–3 Dec 2022

We've been arranging dance holidays for 17 years - so you know we have a vast amount of experience...

28 Apr–1 May 2023

A new and exciting dance weekender at the Beaumont Estate, a luxurious 4-star venue. 2022 was a...