Monthly Archives: April 2017

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Adele: Set fire to the rain (Moto Blanco Instrumental Remix)

By | April 30th, 2017|My Wish List Tracks|

The Music Vaults are full of Great Dance Music There is an 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 who resist playing the same old, same old [...]

iDance: Co-operative Club, Nuneaton

By | April 27th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

Confident of a good night out Saturday night saw me heading down the M69 towards the iDance Freestyle at the Co-operative Club in Nuneaton. Freestyles had only started at this venue in September last year, but I was quietly confident that this would be a busy venue. The reason for my confidence was that back [...]

’70s Dance Music: Part 7

By | April 26th, 2017|Articles|

Will a '70s Themed Freestyle really work? The more my '70s freestyle playlist grows, and I get closer to my eighty song target, the more I wonder if it will work. Will it be just boring after a while. I recently attended a Motown & Soul Class Night at Buckingham DJ-ed by Marc Forster where [...]

Yorkshire Freestyle Nights: Riley-Smith Hall, Tadcaster

By | April 24th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

A strong recommendation Back in January I visited The Jive Infusion Freestyle at Parklands in Doncaster, and in my review enthused about the music by DJ Kerry B (see link below). One of the ladies I danced with, got in touch to say that if I liked Kerry's music, I should attend the Yorkshire Freestyle [...]

Channel 4 TV Documentary promotes Ceroc Dancing

By | April 20th, 2017|Articles|

Channel 4 give Ceroc a massive boost Back in 1996 Channel 4 made a series of documentaries about different forms of dancing. One of the regular contributors to the blog sent me a link to the one they did about Ceroc (see video below). It's a fascinating piece of Ceroc history and shows it in its [...]

JiveX: Spondon Village Hall

By | April 18th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

You have to start somewhere Spondon Village Hall is one of the smaller venues in the East Midlands, but it's got a good history with Modern Jive. Many years ago I attended Pirate Jive freestyles at this same hall, and they eventually became somewhat over crowded. Happily Pirate Jive moved on to the larger Nunsfield [...]

Ceroc Heaven: Tapton Hall, Sheffield

By | April 15th, 2017|Class Nights|

A New Venue doing very well Ceroc Heaven have a fabulous new class night venue in Sheffield and its doing very well. Not surprising when you see how outstanding the venue is. Tapton Hall is a beautifully maintained Grade 2 Listed Building. It was built by one of Sheffields steel magnates and has been fully [...]

Ceroc Beds & Bucks: Buckingham Community Centre

By | April 12th, 2017|Motown|

 A journey worth making It's a three hour round trip from Nottingham to Buckingham - that's a lot of driving just for a dance class you may say. But this is no ordinary dance class. This is a class night run by one of the best Ceroc Franchises in the country and the music promises to [...]

Sunchyme: Dario G

By | April 10th, 2017|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 [...]

’70s Dance Music: Part 6

By | April 9th, 2017|Music Reviews|

The Age of Funk and James Brown In the 1970's I found myself at university in Brighton. Back in Nottingham Motown was morphing in to Northern Soul, but that was never going to take hold on the South Coast. In the night clubs, I frequented as a long haired student, something else was happening. That [...]