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Stokies Sunday Session, Kegworth Village Hall

By | December 7th, 2018|Tea Dances|

I find a Chill-out venue near Nottingham As I've travelled round the country on My Tea Dance Tour I've bemoaned the fact that there was little in the way of Sunday chill-out dancing in my home base of Nottingham.  It is one of the reasons that I'm pleased that Ceroc Heaven have done so well [...]

Electric Jive: Long Bennington Village Hall, near Newark

By | November 9th, 2018|Tea Dances, Uncategorized|

My first Tea Dance article featured Frozen Back in April I wrote an article about the growing popularity of Sunday Tea Dances.  While researching for the article I came across Electric Jive's monthly Frozen Tea Dance held at their Long Bennington or Stamford venues. Sally Picker who runs  Electric Jive, with Steve Lampert, gave me a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

FunkyLush, Burnham Park Hall, Slough

By | September 23rd, 2018|Tea Dances|

Let's not forget the people who ensure the vitality of this dance scene Please never take this wonderful dance scene for granted.  Behind its success and vitality lie the endeavours and passion of a lot of people.  The teachers who somehow get us through those first few lessons without quitting.  The DJs who play the [...]

Strictly Ceroc Bristol: SILC Sunday Freestyle

By | August 30th, 2018|SILC and Smooth Jive, Tea Dances|

Time to do it for real Prior to this SILC Freestyle, Caine Langford and Danielle Moore had run a two hour SILC Workshop (see link to review below).  Caine and Danni are fabulous teachers and I learned a lot about the SILC technique that was long overdue.  Now in the freestyle that followed I and [...]

Strictly Ceroc Bristol: SILC Sunday Workshop

By | August 21st, 2018|Classes and Workshops, SILC and Smooth Jive, Tea Dances|

I couldn't resist the promise of delicious cakes When I wrote my original article about the growing popularity of Tea Dances I include some details about six such Sunday afternoon venues.  After it was published several people got in touch to tell me about their own Tea Dances.  This prompted me to write a second [...]

Ceroc Evolution: River Thames dance cruise from Greenwich

By | July 19th, 2018|Tea Dances|

Steve's always looking for new venues Since bringing his franchise under the Ceroc Evolution banner Steve Thomas and his team have been constantly looking for new and exciting venues for their freestyles.  The boldest is the end of the year O2 freestyle, that goes on until five in the morning, and the one I'm really looking forward to [...]

A smile for Jennie, Heron’s Bonsai, Lingfield Surrey

By | July 14th, 2018|Tea Dances|

For details of the Tea Dance image see the acknowledgement below The Tea Dance Tour throws up some wonderful stories I sensed that the Tea Dance tour would be different from going to a series of Friday or Saturday night freestyles, and so it has proved, and it has thrown up some heart warming stories. [...]

Ceroc Escape: The SILC Zone at Southport

By | July 8th, 2018|SILC and Smooth Jive, Tea Dances, Weekenders|

For details of the Tea Dance image see the acknowledgement below Is Southport's SILC Zone a Tea Dance? Surely not! The stops on the Tea Dance Tour have one thing in common.  They all take place on a Sunday, and there is 24 hours of Sunday dancing in the SILC Zone.  Another feature of the Tea [...]