Monthly Archives: May 2017

Ceroc Heaven: Tapton Hall, Sheffield

By | May 31st, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

You just never know how it will go It can't be easy putting on your first ever freestyle at a new venue. Will enough people turn up? Will they have a good time? That's what it must have been like for the organisers of the first ever freestyle at Tapton Hall in Sheffield. There was one [...]

’70s Dance Music: Part 9

By | May 29th, 2017|Articles|

Final additions to the playlist I now have eighty one songs - enough for a four hour freestyle. Sadly that's still not enough, as it gives me no flexibility should I need to change the playlist in response to the numbers on the dance floor. I've tried to find tracks that stop the playlist being [...]

Lady Soul: The Temptations

By | May 21st, 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 8

By | May 18th, 2017|Articles|

1979 was brill perhaps 1978 was too In my search for some non disco tracks, the UK chart listing for 1979 had thrown up some great songs. I wondered if 1978 could be equally brilliant in providing the last few songs for my '70s themed freestyle. The best selling track of 1978 was Boney M's [...]

Ceroc Cambs (formerly Ceroc Central): The Priory Centre, St Neots

By | May 17th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

A chance to visit a new Ceroc venue I'd spent the week in London visiting friends and family, returning to Nottingham on the Friday. Travelling north up the M1 on a Friday is never fun, so I thought I'd split my journey by stopping off at a freestyle in some where like Bedford. A trawl [...]

Danceaholics: Broadbridge Heath, Horsham

By | May 15th, 2017|Classes and Workshops|

Dancing is supposed to be fun and it certainly is here I'm often asked by non dancing friends just what Modern Jive is. My answer 'The best fun you'll ever have'. Last week I was visiting my best mate Neil, who lives in Surrey. He'd given up on his local dance class because he didn't like the [...]

Longstanding class may close down

By | May 11th, 2017|Articles|

Sombre email drops into my in-box Last week I received a rather sombre email sent out by one of the modern jive organisations I follow. It seems that they are having to think seriously about closing down a very long standing class night, as falling numbers mean that it is no longer viable. The email basically [...]

Ceroc Heaven: Grange Hall, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottingham

By | May 8th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

One of the best - better get a ticket then The Ceroc Heaven freestyles at Grange Hall in Radcliffe on Trent, near Nottingham, are some of the best in The East Midlands. This modern building with its wonderful dance hall is just perfect for freestyles. At one point the freestyles here became so popular that the dance floor [...]