Jun 29 2010

Real Jivers

Published by at 8:42 am under News

There was a time in Dublin dance halls when the Jive was totally banned. It was considered rude and devilish dancing. Many dance hall owners didn’t approve of young girls throwing themselves around and getting excited on the dance floor. In some dance halls if a couple were caught jiving they faced a possible ban from the club or hall. Most people caught jiving were given a ‘first warning’ and then after that they were under the eye of the owner or bouncer. In Cabra young girls often gathered together and taught each other how to jive and dance. In the 1950s there were plenty of Dance Studios around where people went to take dance lessons for the waltz, the rumba  and the jive. A young lad who was a good jiver was always in great demand on the dance floor.

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