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Derby’s Rolls Royce Ceroc Class is back at last (Sept 2021)

By |2021-12-01T18:58:20+00:00September 7th, 2021|Classes and Workshops|

Another seven-week wait It's been a long time since the so-called Freedom Day but it was only last night that the Ceroc Class at the Rolls Royce Pavillion in Derby was able to open.  This was down to the management of the Pavillion delaying the use of the facilities for large gatherings.  There was little [...]

Back dancing with Ceroc Heaven at The Grange (July 2021)

By |2021-08-17T09:11:00+00:00July 21st, 2021|About This Blog, Classes and Workshops|

Ceroc Heaven give me my first dance fix I've great admiration for all the dance organisers around the country who ran fixed-partner classes and workshops whenever they were allowed.  It kept the interest in dancing going and allowed people to meet up with friends in a dance environment again.  Sadly, these couldn't allow freestyle dancing, [...]

Ceroc Rolls Royce, Derby: Christmas class night

By |2019-12-25T12:28:40+00:00December 10th, 2019|Classes and Workshops|

A Rolls Royce of a Christmas do Since resettling in Derby I'm now a regular at the Ceroc class night at The Rolls Royce Pavillion in Derby, and I can't help telling everyone how good it is.  Monday night's Christmas class night was one such great night.  As I travel around I try to put [...]

My Irish Dance Adventure – July 2019

By |2019-07-31T14:04:32+00:00July 19th, 2019|Articles, Classes and Workshops, Weekenders|

Day 1: Wednesday 17 July Luton Airport I'm back at Luton Airport for another foreign dance adventure.  Back in May I was here getting ready to board an EasyJet flight to Alicante for my visit to see Maxine Goodie and the dancers at her Paso a Paso Dance Club near Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca.  [...]

Sometimes, dancing just takes over – 8 days out of 8!

By |2019-05-11T16:16:21+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Articles, Classes and Workshops, Weekenders|

Featured image from the chill-out room at the Stirling Prohibition Ball.  Photo courtesy of Tel Jenkins My Best Friend says I'm crazy I have a life with few ties and responsibilities.  It's nice to have such freedom, but occasionally my dance life seems to take advantage and takes over a little.  So, it happened last week, [...]

Ceroc Beds & Bucks: Stoke Mandeville Community Centre (March 19)

By |2019-04-15T07:59:27+00:00April 15th, 2019|Classes and Workshops|

The Importance of Class Nights Last Month I was at the World Modern Jive Championships in Blackpool.  I watched as hundreds of people competed in a whole range of categories, and even more packed the floor during the late-night freestyle sessions.  It soon got me thinking about the importance of Class nights.  Here’s what I [...]

Ceroc Braunstone Civic Centre, Leicester (Dec 18)

By |2019-01-20T14:05:14+00:00January 20th, 2019|Classes and Workshops|

Let's not take this dance scene for granted On the Wednesday before Christmas, I made a visit to the Ceroc class night at The Civic Centre at Braunstone in Leicester.  It was very busy, and what's more everyone was in festive spirits, and the resulting night was a great example of how Ceroc dancers know [...]

West Coast Swing Workshop: St John’s Church, Nottingham.

By |2018-12-19T17:14:22+00:00November 24th, 2018|Classes and Workshops, West Coast Swing|

My West Coast Swing journey gets started again I'm on another dance journey!  Regular readers will have followed my progress to dance in a smoother slotted style as I go round visiting Sunday Tea Dances (see link below).  I'll continue that journey as I've still a lot more to learn, particularly when it comes to mastering [...]

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

By |2018-12-19T17:14:23+00:00October 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 Surrey, Mytchett: Soul Night

By |2018-12-19T17:14:24+00:00August 25th, 2018|Classes and Workshops, Motown|

Fancy a dance class in Surrey Paul? Now that's a long way from Nottingham just for a class, so let me explain.  Because my daughters and Best Mate Neil live that way, I actually do a lot of dancing in Surrey.  Through my many visits to Ceroc Surrey's Byfleet venue I've actually got to know DJ [...]