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Serene Sunday: Bird Hills Golf Club, Maidenhead (Dec 18)

By |2019-01-01T14:25:49+00:00December 31st, 2018|SILC and Smooth Jive, Tea Dances|

Matt Cox helps me out with my Tea Dance article Back in April 2018 I wrote an article called Tea Dances grow in popularity.  The article included details of six Tea Dances I had heard of on my travels.  As soon it was published, I received several communications from people, who were rightly proud of [...]

Jive +: Thank Friday it’s Freestyle (TFIF), Oxford Academy

By |2018-12-19T17:14:20+00:00December 15th, 2018|Blues, Freestyle Reviews, SILC and Smooth Jive|

I finally keep a promise Back in August of last year, I went to a Motown MegaMix freestyle run by Jive+.  DJ John Brett was on the decks and he served up a great mix of Motown and Soul classics (see link below).  As I was on my way out I got to chat with [...]

Ceroc Heaven: Sawley Community Hall, Nottingham

By |2018-12-19T17:14:23+00:00October 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 [...]

SILC at The Ceroc Southport Weekender

By |2018-12-19T17:14:23+00:00October 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 [...]

Strictly Ceroc Bristol: SILC Sunday Freestyle

By |2018-12-19T17:14:24+00:00August 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 |2018-12-19T17:14:24+00:00August 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 Escape: The SILC Zone at Southport

By |2018-12-19T17:14:25+00:00July 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 [...]

Fresh Weekender: Steve Thomas’ SILC classes

By |2018-12-19T17:14:26+00:00May 29th, 2018|Classes and Workshops, SILC and Smooth Jive, Weekenders|

My SILC Journey prior to Fresh Before I start my review of Steve's SILC classes, I want to tell you a little about my own struggle with this new style of dancing.  I suspect that my attempts to grasp this smooth slotted style will resonate with many readers.  I also hope it will offer some comfort to any [...]

My Top Picks of the Year: Part 1 Classes

By |2018-12-19T17:14:34+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Articles, SILC and Smooth Jive|

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 [...]

Ceroc Heaven Summer Prom: Part 3 SILC Zone & Blues Lounge

By |2018-12-19T17:14:34+00:00August 5th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews, SILC and Smooth Jive|

The Second Room gets off to a great start Second rooms at freestyles can be hit or miss affairs. Sometimes they are really busy, but I have more commonly seen them rather under used. I was really interested to see how the second room would work at the Ceroc Heaven Summer Prom. I suspected that [...]