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

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

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

By | November 10th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

Electric Jive: Long Bennington Village Hall, near Newark

By | November 9th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

My Top Picks of The Year: Part 3 Dance Tracks

By | November 3rd, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes

By | October 31st, 2018|Categories: Quick Steps|

I'm back on the road again After taking time off from reviewing classes and freestyles to catch up on a backlog of articles, I'm putting myself back on the road again.  Sunday sees me at [...]

My Top Picks of the Year 2017/18: Part 2 Freestyles

By | October 27th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

Ceroc Breeze: The School Reunion Chalet Party

By | October 26th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

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

By | October 20th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

Ceroc Southport Weekender: Sunday Night featuring Nicola Di Folco & Caroline Houlton

By | October 19th, 2018|Categories: Music Reviews, Weekenders|

I'm in need of a main room fix I've been writing a lot lately about chill-out venues.  As I sit writing my reviews I've been listening to the delicious contemporary music that I've heard at these [...]

My Top Picks for 2017/18

By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

Ceroc Heaven: Sawley Community Hall, Nottingham

By | October 14th, 2018|Categories: SILC and Blues, 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 [...]

Warning: School Reunions can be too much fun

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

Devon Velvet, Longdown Village Hall, Exeter

By | October 10th, 2018|Categories: SILC and 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 [...]

SILC at The Ceroc Southport Weekender

By | October 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles, SILC and Blues, 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 [...]

Ceroc Devon: Marldon Village Hall, Torquay

By | September 29th, 2018|Categories: Freestyle Reviews|

I get lucky in Devon Last Sunday I got an opportunity to go to a Blues Tea Dance near Exeter in Devon.  That's a long way from my base in Nottingham, so to make my [...]

FunkyLush, Burnham Park Hall, Slough

By | September 23rd, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

Southport Splash 2018: Lucky Dip Competition

By | September 20th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Weekenders|

I gaze in wonder at the Ceroc Champs Entrants Back in May I made my first visit to the Ceroc Champs at The Watford Colosseum.  These are open competitions that attract the very best dancers [...]

The Spirit of Southport September 2018 in Ten Top Tracks

By | September 12th, 2018|Categories: Music Reviews, My Favourite Tracks, Weekenders|

The Spirit of Southport lies in the music If you had to describe Ceroc's Southport Weekender to someone who had no idea what even Ceroc was, where would you start.  You'd probably begin by telling them that [...]