Monthly Archives: October 2018

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My Top Picks of the Year 2017/18: Part 2 Freestyles

By | October 27th, 2018|Articles, Freestyle Reviews|

Another year of dancing and writing I've had another wonderful year touring the country gathering material for my reviews and articles about this wonderful dance scene.  Every week I'm at a Class Night, and every weekend a Freestyle or Tea Dance, or sometimes both.  I've attended weekend Workshops and thrown myself in to four massive Weekenders. [...]

Ceroc Breeze: The School Reunion Chalet Party

By | October 26th, 2018|Articles, Weekenders|

Everyone was having too much fun - except me Prompted by the build up to a School Reunion themed Chalet Party, organised by Lynda and Terry Hills, at the recent Ceroc Breeze Weekender at Brean Sands near Weston-super-Mare, I wrote an article suggesting we were all having more fun than was good for us (see link [...]

My Top Picks of the Year 2017/18: Part 1 Classes

By | October 20th, 2018|Articles, Classes and Workshops|

Another year of dancing and writing I've had another wonderful year touring the country gathering material for my reviews and articles about this wonderful dance scene.  Every week I'm at a Class Night, and every weekend a Freestyle or Tea Dance, or sometimes both.  I've attended weekend Workshops and thrown myself in to four massive Weekenders. [...]

Ceroc Southport Weekender: Sunday Night featuring Nicola Di Folco & Caroline Houlton

By | October 19th, 2018|Music Reviews, Weekenders|

I'm in need of a main room fix I've been writing a lot lately about chill-out venues.  As I sit writing my reviews I've been listening to the delicious contemporary music that I've heard at these venues, to help me get the right vibe for my writing.  I have to say that it's been a joy listening [...]

My Top Picks for 2017/18

By | October 16th, 2018|Articles, Reviews|

My 2017/18 Modern Jive Highlights September is the anniversary of starting my blog, and it's time again to tell you about my highlights of the previous year.  When I started my blog back in 2016, one of my aims was to recognise and celebrate the contribution of the amazing people who put on all the events [...]

Ceroc Heaven: Sawley Community Hall, Nottingham

By | October 14th, 2018|SILC and Smooth Jive, Tea Dances|

A new chill-out venue for Nottingham Almost six months ago I set off on what I've called my Tea Dance Tour.  By visiting Sunday venues playing more chilled-out tracks I hoped to improve my dancing to slower music.  As I travelled long distances to these venues, I bemoaned the fact that there was no SILC [...]

Warning: School Reunions can be too much fun

By | October 11th, 2018|Articles, Weekenders|

Having more fun than is good for us Why is it that we are all having more fun now, than when we were free spirits in our early twenties, with little or no responsibilities.  There's just something about this wonderful dance scene, that means that most of us are having more fun than is good for [...]

Devon Velvet, Longdown Village Hall, Exeter

By | October 10th, 2018|Blues, Tea Dances|

DJ Nick Stephens helps launch my Tea Dance Tour When I wrote my article Sunday Tea Dances grow in popularity back in April (see link below), I featured six venues that I had a vague idea about.  One of the venues I chose to feature was Devon Velvet and Nick Stephens gave me a lot [...]

SILC at The Ceroc Southport Weekender

By | October 5th, 2018|Articles, SILC and Smooth Jive, Weekenders|

SILC plays a big part in The Southport Experience SILC is all over Southport.  There are three different level SILC lessons, and the first of these - Foundation is one of the most popular of the weekend.  Most of the DJ slots in The Boudoir area are now branded as SILC Zone ones, and there are also specialised sessions [...]