Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Car Wash: Rose Royce

By | December 29th, 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 [...]

Chapter 9: New Dress

By | December 28th, 2016|Beginners Dance Journey|

When you're feeling a bit sorry for yourself, nothing helps more than a compliment. 'You're looking good' works wonders. Of course the compliment has to be sincere. Someone saying 'You're looking good' when actually you're having a bad hair day or your clothes have seen better days isn't really going to work. So how about [...]

DJ Mark O’Reilly: Ceroc Heaven, Kelham Hall

By | December 27th, 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 [...]

DJ Roy Blewitt: Ceroc Passion, Braunstone Civic Centre

By | December 24th, 2016|Class Nights, Modern Jive DJs|

Without music there can be no dancing and 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. Its no easy gig for the DJs, for amongst the dancers on the floor are people with their own favourite tracks and a [...]

Yee-Haa: It’s The Christmas Dance Class

By | December 21st, 2016|Class Nights|

If it's Christmas, its Party Time at Ceroc Heaven Are you ready for some Christmas party fun? Here's what you have to do. First dig out your Cowboys and Indians fancy dress, then get down to The Grange at Radcliffe on Trent. Pay your money, say Yee-haa to all your friends, and please leave the horse outside. [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes

By | December 20th, 2016|Quick Steps|

Where's Wally? Dancing at West Bridgford Wally and a load of impersonators turned up for a fun class at Ceroc Heaven last night. Kali did the Wiggling and Jiggling routine again and yours truly ended up on the stage demonstrating how NOT to do a body roll! Click the link to read how the Cowboys and Indians [...]

Leroc Surrey: Tylney Hall, Leatherhead Leisure Centre

By | December 19th, 2016|Freestyle Reviews|

Come on, let's go dancing I was in Walton on Thames visiting my best mate, who had done some Modern Jive lessons about six years ago. 'Come on, let's go dancing,' I suggested. 'But I can't remember what to do,' he fretted. I tried to reassure him, 'It's like riding a bike. You'll be fine once you've had [...]

Now I can dance: Tina Arena

By | December 16th, 2016|My Favourite Tracks|

I’m often asked to name some of my favourite tracks. Of course there are hundreds of great tracks we dance to but I’ve come up with a list that I hope will get some approval. My criteria for choosing a track are that I must have heard it in at least three different venues and it should be at [...]

Inspired to Dance by Strictly Come Dancing?

By | December 14th, 2016|Want to Modern Jive|

Read my post on Strictly Come Dancing 2017 We all love Strictly Come Dancing 2016 It seems the whole country loves Strictly (well apart for the ones who watch X-Factor of course). This year the standard has been particularly high and some of the dance routines have been quite breath taking. Danny and Oti's Samba will, [...]

What is Ceroc?

By | December 13th, 2016|Class Nights, Want to Modern Jive|

So what is Ceroc then? Seven years ago a female friend offered to take me to a Ceroc dance class. I'd just given up on Salsa after six weeks (the figure of eight hip thing was beyond me) and I was keen to try something else - something easier. But what was this Ceroc thing? [...]