Monthly Archives: November 2016


SILC Workshop Colwick, Nottingham

By | November 30th, 2016|Classes and Workshops, SILC and Blues|

Lets get in the mood Here's a piece of music the SILC dance syllabus was developed  for. Will The SILC Dance Style ever get Established? In my first post on this subject (see link) I wondered if the Ceroc SILC dance syllabus would get established amongst modern jivers or whether it would just wither away and dancers [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes

By | November 28th, 2016|Quick Steps|

So Much Great New Music Just got to tell you about the great music set played by DJ Colin Shaul at Leroc Surrey Freestyle in Leatherhead on Friday Night. He played so many tracks I hadn't heard before and they were so danceable. I'll have a full review on the blog by Tuesday, but in [...]

Tanqueray: Johnnie Johnson

By | November 27th, 2016|My Wish List Tracks|

There is infinite number of dance tracks sitting in the music vaults. I know that DJs spend hours seeking out new tracks to play for us and in this blog I want to heap praise on those that resist playing the same old, same old (click here to read my piece 'The Same Old Song'). Like [...]

Ceroc Motown Class Nights are Spreading

By | November 24th, 2016|Classes and Workshops, Motown|

Motown Class Night at Rolls Royce, Derby There's a Motown and Soul Class Night at Rolls Royce, Derby on 5th December. I spotted the above advert on the Ceroc Passion Facebook page. I then discovered the following item on the Facebook page of Ceroc Bed & Bucks, which showed they had held a similar Motown Night at Bedford [...]

Ceroc Passion: Braunstone Civic Centre

By | November 23rd, 2016|Freestyle Reviews|

There being no freestyle in Nottingham this particular weekend, my dance friends and I decided to venture south down the M1 to the Ceroc Passion Freestyle at the Braunstone Civic Centre in Leicester. I had been before, but it was the  first time for some of our group. There's always a little anxiety when you [...]

You Just Gotta Watch This!

By | November 22nd, 2016|Want to Modern Jive|

This amazing performance by Max Pitruzzella and Thomas Blacharz is billed as a Swing Dance. Well I wouldn't know about that, but what ever it is, it's one of the best bits of modern partner dancing I've seen. If Modern Jive is a fusion of just about every dance style ever showcased, then surely we can take something [...]

DJ Ian McLeod: Pirate Jive Mapperley Plains Social Club

By | November 17th, 2016|Freestyle Reviews, Modern Jive DJs|

Without music there can be no dancing. It falls to the DJs, alone on the stage, to decide what tracks to play for those of us determined to have a great night out. It's no easy gig for the DJs, for amongst the dancers on the floor are people with their own favourite tracks and a list [...]

Chapter 7: Get Your Balance Right

By | November 15th, 2016|Beginners Dance Journey|

It seems that one of the drivers off evolution is to create more leisure time. Advances in technology have led to ever more labour saving devises, and the general raising of living standards, have meant that we can now work less hours for the same level of income we enjoyed in the past. Unfortunately its not [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes

By | November 10th, 2016|Quick Steps|

No Modern Jive in Ireland! Off for a bit of R&R in Dublin and Galway. Thought I might checkout some Modern Jive while I was here, but I can't find any on The Internet. So looks like I'll be doing some Irish Dancing. Should be interesting! Best Dance of The Week I went to a [...]

Ceroc Beds & Bucks: Addison Centre

By | November 9th, 2016|Freestyle Reviews|

Being based in Derby the first Freestyles and Classes I reviewed were those in The East Midlands, and I would like to extend a special thanks to the Ceroc Heaven Organisation who found themselves on the review pages of my blog more times than was perhaps polite. I knew that if the blog was to have credibility [...]