Monthly Archives: November 2017


Quick Steps: Quick Notes – November 17

By | November 30th, 2017|Quick Steps|

 DJ Asley rocks the floor at The Grange last night I was at The Ceroc Heaven Grange Hall Freestyle in Radcliffe on Trent, near Nottingham.  DJ Ashley Davis was on the decks and by the time I arrived at 8:30 he already had a packed dance floor rockin'.  I'll have a full review of the night on [...]

Ceroc Heaven: Grange Hall, Radcliffe on Trent

By | November 28th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

8:30 and already the dance floor is buzzing I didn't arrive at Grange Hall until eight thirty, but already the dance floor was buzzing.  Grange Hall has long been one of the premier freestyle venues in the East Midlands, and yet again it was packed out.  I quickly sensed that this was going to be fabulous night,  [...]

West Coast Swing Workshop, St John’s Church, Nottingham – DRAFT – PLEASE DO NOT SHARE

By | November 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

My West Coast Swing journey gets started again I'm on another dance journey!  Regular readers will have followed my progress to dance in a smoother slotted style as I go round visiting Sunday Tea Dances.  I'll continue that journey as I've still a lot more to learn, particularly when it comes to mastering Ceroc's SILC syllabus.  [...]

My Top Picks of The Year: Part 3 Dance Tracks

By | November 19th, 2017|My Favourite Tracks|

My 2016-17 Modern Jive Highlights It's a year since I started my modern jive blog, and in that time I've danced on average three times a week. I must have visited over fifty different Modern Jive venues and written reviews on most of them. That's a lot of dancing and a lot of writing. With [...]

Modern Jive Dance Tips for Ladies

By | November 13th, 2017|Articles|

Can we have some tips for the ladies please? Back in July I wrote an article giving tips to men who were thinking of making the leap from class nights to freestyles.  It proved to be a very popular article, and from the feedback it would appear the ladies took an interest in it too.  [...]

Ceroc Surrey: High School, Surbiton

By | November 11th, 2017|Classes and Workshops|

This review was originally published in The Quick Steps section of the blog  A very impressive London Ceroc Class Night with Steve Thomas On Wednesday I got a chance to visit the Ceroc Surrey dance class at Surbiton, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that the lesson was being run by guest teacher Steve Thomas [...]

Pirate Jive: The Shed, Beeston, Nottingham

By | November 10th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews, Modern Jive DJs|

DJ Gary Steps up to the big stage Over many years DJ Ian McLeod built an enviable reputation for his Pirate Jive freestyles at The Shed in Beeston, Nottingham.  People travelled a long way to experience the great atmosphere and enjoy the fabulous music that Ian provided.  The Shed was with out doubt established as one [...]

MJRoc Warmwell Dance Weekender: The Preview

By | November 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Read the Warmwell Review here That's the preview done now just enjoy it Over the past few weeks I've been writing a preview of The MJRoc Warmwell weekender (see below).  In doing my research I've come to realise that's it's one of the best weekenders in the Modern Jive calendar.  Sadly I learnt about it too [...]

Yorkshire Freestyle Nights: The Engine Shed, Wetherby

By | November 9th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

Paul you have to go to The Engine Shed Back in April I'd ventured up The A1 to Tadcaster for a freestyle at Riley-Smith Hall run by DJ Kerry Bayley.  It turned out to be a fantastic night, and when I came to select my Top 5 Freestyles of The Year I had to include [...]

Modern Jive If you dance it, Join it!

By | November 5th, 2017|Articles, Facebook Groups|

Facebook brings us all together I've often thought that one of the wonderful things about Facebook is its ability to allow like minded people to find each other, and share their enthusiasm for their chosen interest.  Most of us have a desire to be part of a social group and it's part of the appeal [...]