Monthly Archives: March 2017


Ceroc Passion: Daventry Red Hot & Sultry Part 2 DJ Rob Ambridge Set

By | March 28th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews, Modern Jive DJs|

The Main Room is no easy gig DJ-ing in the Main Room at Ceroc Passion's Daventry Freestyle is no easy gig. People had travelled from all corners of England (I even heard that some people had come from Scotland), and expectations were high. Over the years Daventry has built a reputation for being one of the [...]

Ceroc South Birmingham: ’70s Fix in The Second Room

By | March 27th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

We all love '70s dance music When ever a '70s dance track is played at a modern jive freestyle, you'll find me on the dance floor with a big smile across my face. The '70s produced some of the best dance music ever, and it's perfect to modern jive to. Tracks like Barry White's My [...]

Ceroc Passion: Daventry Red Hot & Sultry Part 1 The After Party

By | March 26th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

2.30 (no 3.30) in the morning and I'm still buzzing Wow that was hot! Well the promo said it would be. Just back in the hotel room from a fantastic night of dancing at Ceroc Passion's Daventry Red Hot & Sultry Freestyle. Actually I've just realised that it's 3.30 in the morning - the clocks [...]

Dance Class: Ceroc v LeRoc

By | March 22nd, 2017|Classes and Workshops|

A chance to compare class formats A couple of weeks ago I was down in Surrey visiting my best mate Neil.  My friend had recently taken up Modern Jive again and was attending a Ceroc Surrey class at the Village Hall in Byfleet on Thursday nights.  Realising this gave me an opportunity to write a review [...]

Funkin’ for Modern Jive

By | March 18th, 2017|Articles|

Following up on some funky music I've just started working on Part 6 of my '70s playlist, where I'm digging about in the funky dance music vaults. I recalled that I'd loved dancing to Funkin for Jamaica (NY) by Tom Browne, during DJ Vince Silva's fabulous Funk Hour Set at Southport. I hoped that this song was [...]

My Southport Blush 2017 Top Ten Tracks

By | March 16th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews, Modern Jive DJs, My Favourite Tracks|

A weekend full of great dance music I'd been to Southport several times before and always had a great time. Southport February 2017 was a little different, as it was the first weekender since starting my Modern Jive Blog, and I was determined to review as much of it as possible. I wouldn't be doing [...]

’70s Dance Music: Part 5

By | March 15th, 2017|Music Reviews|

Apologies for the delay  in posting Part 5 Apologies to all those looking forward to another fix of '70s dance music. I'm afraid that my visit to the Southport Weekender two weeks ago took over a bit, but I hope to get back on track and post the remaining parts every ten days. However Southport [...]

Southport Weekender – Clive Gidney’s Set in The SILC Zone

By | March 13th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews, SILC and Blues|

Time to Check out The Blues Room Now I'm not a fan of Blues Dancing. I struggle with the close hold and the repetitive pulsing. The music is fabulous but its just not for me. It is however a very much a part of the Southport Experience, and the Blues Room, now situated in The [...]

A little bit of Ceroc History with Ester Rantzen and Blue Peter

By | March 12th, 2017|Articles|

Thanks to David for this video gem David, a regular reader of the blog, sent me a link to this piece of Ceroc History via Twitter. It shows a feature on jiving from a That's Life TV programme with Ester Rantzen. I'm guessing that this video was made in the early '80s as a way of [...]

Ceroc Southport Weekender – Hayley Epps Set

By | March 10th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews, Weekenders|

Hayley Epps in The Thunderball Room - Sunday Night  I'm a Soul Boy. I learnt my first moves at The Nottingham Palais dancing to Junior Walker and The Isley Brothers. I then spent four years at University in Brighton funkin' out to the 12" version of James Brown's Get up I feel like being a sex [...]