The tradition of old-time dancing is keeping the jive alive in Hobsons Bay.

Altona Sports Club’s John Dawson said Saturday night dances started at the venue 30 years ago and had been held continually ever since.

As many as 80 people come along each Saturday to listen and dance to live music from bands such as The Mustangs, The Swingmasters and The Hat Band.

“They dance on a purpose-built floating dance floor in main hall, a dance venue unique in Hobsons Bay and beyond,” Mr Dawson said.

“Dance styles range from modern waltz, ballroom and new vogue, with dance names befitting the era, like alpha waltz, white city waltz, Monte Carlo, Lucille, Killarney, dynasty blues and Sally Anne cha cha.”

Saturday night dances are hosted by the club’s dancing section and run from 8pm-11pm.

Due to popularity, dances on Sunday night and throughout the week have been added, covering different styles including ballroom, tango and salsa.

Mr Dawson said a special dance was organised for August 27, covering ballroom to rock ‘n’ roll.

The Mustangs will provide the live music.

“Everyone is welcome, so dress up in your rock ‘n’ roll outfits, put on your blue suede shoes and come along before Elvis leaves the building.”’