Monthly Archives: February 2017


My Southport February 17 Diary – The Directors Cut

By | February 28th, 2017|Weekenders|

2017 Southport Diary On Friday 10 February I started a diary detailing the run up to the 2017 Ceroc Southport Weekender. The diary continued right up to the point, on Monday 27 February, where my friends and I were on our way home, after almost sixty hours of dancing, socialising and fun. Once I got to [...]

My February Southport Ceroc Weekender Diary

By | February 24th, 2017|Weekenders|

Monday 27 February 11.30 am Sandbach Services on The M6 Tiredness soon kicks in - its time for a coffee and a sugar rush. We are not the only ones feeling weary. The place soon fills up with other friends from The East Midlands - another chance to relive the events of the past three [...]

Modern Jive Dance Tips for Ladies

By | February 23rd, 2017|Articles|

Can we have some tips for the ladies please? Back in July I wrote an article giving tips to men who were thinking of making the leap from class nights to freestyles.  It proved to be a very popular article, and from the feedback it would appear the ladies took an interest in it too.  [...]

Notts Jive Crew: Keyworth Village Hall

By | February 22nd, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

Excited about my second visit to Keyworth On Boxing Day, back in December, I made my first visit to a Notts Jive Crew's freestyle at Keyworth, near Nottingham. I was on a Review-Free night out, but I was struck by how good the music was. I promised Gary and Julie I'd be back soon and would [...]

Want2Dance: Back to The ’50s Part 2

By | February 17th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

Old Songs and Fresh Ideas Last weekend I attended two packed freestyles. On both occasions there were almost two hundred people on the dance floor. It seems Modern Jive is in rude health, but lets not get complacent - not all freestyles are so well attended. Like any organisation Modern Jive needs fresh ideas to sustain it. [...]

Leroc Surrey: Tylney Hall, Leatherhead

By | February 15th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

This freestyle was subsequently voted the best for 2016-17 Back in Leatherhead with my Best Mate Last weekend I was down in Surrey to visit my daughters, and I had a chance to meet up with my best mate Neil. You may remember I dragged him along to a Friday night LeRoc Surrey freestyle in Leatherhead, [...]

Images from The Masquerade Ball by Tel Jenkins

By | February 14th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

Great nights deserve to be remembered For those of us lucky enough to dance every weekend, there will be a lot of memorable nights. We remember them for all different kinds of reasons - the atmosphere, the music, the people we danced with, or simply that we enjoyed the company of our friends. A memorable night for some [...]

’70s Dance Music: Part 4

By | February 8th, 2017|Music Reviews|

DJ Lou gets Part 4 rolling I was wondering where to start on this, the fourth, journey through the vaults of '70s dance music. I then remembered the 'Guess the year' quiz from the Ceroc South Birmingham intermediate class. You had to guess the year of the tracks played during the lesson. It turned out [...]

DJ Chris Uren: Ceroc Heaven, Grange Hall, Radcliffe on Trent

By | February 7th, 2017|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 [...]

iDance: Wythall Park, Birmingham

By | February 1st, 2017|Classes and Workshops|

iDance do their bit for Modern Jive Without the network of dance classes, large or small, there would be no Modern Jive scene as we know it. Without new entrants the numbers at Freestyles would fall away. iDance are certainly doing their bit by running four weekly classes in the West Midlands - Wythall (South [...]