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20 Things we love about MJRoc’s Warmwell Weekender

By | December 1st, 2018|Articles, Weekenders|

My first ever Warmwell Weekender Even though I've been dancing since 2010 - the year Warmwell actually started - I only got to hear about it last year.  My friend DJ Sue Astle just happened to mention she was off to Warmwell.  I remember asking her what it was.  When she explained that it was one of [...]

Tony Riccardi: The Joy of DJing with Vinyl

By | November 17th, 2018|Articles, Freestyle Reviews|

Last weekend there was no local dancing on my home patch of Nottingham, so I decided to seek out a new venue.  A look down the listings on the UK Jive Website gave me a lot of choice if I was prepared to travel a fair distance, but one freestyle caught my eye. Ceroc Groove where [...]

Camber Sands: Ceroc Evolution ’60s and ’70s Chalet Party

By | November 14th, 2018|Articles, Weekenders|

More Chalet Party Fun at Camber Over the past few weeks I've been having some fun chronicling the antics of people at Weekender Chalet Parties.  It seems that we are all having more fun than is good for us.  Having said that these chalet parties are part of the social fabric of weekenders and a [...]

My Top Picks of the Year: Part 4 DJ Playlists 2017/18

By | November 10th, 2018|Articles, Music 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. [...]

My Top Picks of The Year: Part 3 Dance Tracks

By | November 3rd, 2018|Articles, Music 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. [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]