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By |2020-04-05T18:05:53+00:00April 1st, 2020|Quick Steps|

My lockdown life starts 17 March 2020 On Tuesday 17 March I received, along with hundreds of others, an email informing me that the Modern Jive World Championships had been cancelled.  It goes without saying the disappointment I felt, not just for myself but for my dance partner Gaynor.  We had both had a dream [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes – December 2019

By |2020-03-27T21:30:40+00:00December 31st, 2019|Quick Steps|

I dance at another iconic venue This New Year's Eve I took the opportunity to dance at a venue I've been meaning to visit for some time.  I'd been told that Stockport Town Hall, the venue for monthly Revolution Jive freestyles, was an iconic dance venue.  My first impression confirmed this and let me say, [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes – August 2019

By |2020-02-27T14:43:20+00:00August 1st, 2019|Quick Steps|

A great Motown & Nothern Soul showcase As I mentioned in my earlier post I'm not looking to write any full reviews of this Southport Weekender, but I do have to give a bit of a plug for DJ Russell Gibbs' Motown & Northern Soul hour this afternoon in the Boudoir AKA The SILC Zone.  [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes – April 2019

By |2019-11-12T20:44:31+00:00April 1st, 2019|Quick Steps|

A Class Night turns in to a Freestyle We are lucky at the Ceroc Beds & Bucks Buckingham venue as it is still available on Bank Holidays.  I know it’s not the same everywhere.  To make the night even better than normal the regular teaching schedule was put on hold and the evening was turned [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes – August 18

By |2019-02-18T14:17:00+00:00August 31st, 2018|Quick Steps|

Southport - Follow the action on Facebook It's less than 24 hours before the latest Southport Weekender and everybody's getting very excited.  All week people have been taking to Facebook to count down the days, or more child like - the sleeps.  Here's my Dance Gang friend Anne getting excited on Tuesday Tomorrow, Friday, as [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes – July 18

By |2019-04-09T00:15:36+00:00July 31st, 2018|Quick Steps|

DJ Colin shares a great piece of funk I've just been chatting with my good friend DJ Colin Shaul from LeRoc Surrey about the sharing of music.  I know that DJs spend a lot of time searching through the dance music vaults for fresh tracks.  Occasionally DJs have asked me not to share their exclusive [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes – June 18

By |2019-02-18T14:02:41+00:00June 30th, 2018|Quick Steps|

DJ Joe and Tracey hold the fort for Marc & Rachel [/fusion_builder_column] The Bedford Corn Exchange is a fabulous venue On Friday night I called in at Ceroc Beds & Bucks Bedford Corn Exchange freestyle on my way down for a weekend of dancing with my friend Neil.  Marc Forster and Rachel Pears [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes – May 18

By |2019-02-18T14:01:54+00:00May 1st, 2018|Quick Steps|

What a great idea on The Southern Jive Facebook Page The Southern Jive Facebook Page is a very vibrant place to keep in touch with what's going on in the south of the country.  I now post links there to my articles and it generates a lot of readership.  So firstly, thanks to all who take [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes – April 18

By |2019-02-18T14:03:31+00:00April 1st, 2018|Quick Steps|

A thumping memory from Sue's playlist Whenever I check out the statistics on readership figures I'm always surprised how many of my old reviews still get read.  One of these reviews from 2017 has had amazing readership.  My review of Ceroc Evokes Fire freestyle at St Neots is on the way to having it's one [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes – March 18

By |2018-12-19T17:14:28+00:00March 31st, 2018|Quick Steps|

Great to see The Yo-Yo being taught Last night I was at a Ceroc Heaven class night in Nottingham, and it was great to see Kali Fraser teach The Yo-Yo as the first move in the Intermediate lesson.  This move is an old favourite, beloved by many people who remember it when it was a Beginners' move. [...]