Monthly Archives: July 2017


Modern Jive dance tips for Men: Part 2

By | July 30th, 2017|Articles|

Hopefully I can be of help Recently a male reader of The Blog asked if I could give any helpful dance tips. It seems he was finding the move up to freestyles a little stressful. It's something I remember well and in Part 1 (see link below) I offered, what I hope was, some helpful [...]

Jag Jive: Old Barn Hall, Great Bookham

By | July 28th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

The Road Trip continues to Great Bookham I'm on a road trip with my best mate Neil. I've given him carte blanche to organise the route as long as we do some dancing at the weekend. 'So where are we dancing tonight?' 'Great Bookham.' 'Where is it?' 'Near Leatherhead.' 'OK lets start up the Jag.' [...]

Dance Infinity: King Alfred Ballroom, Hove

By | July 27th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

A Road Trip to The South Coast with my best mate I got an opportunity to spend a few days on the road with my best mate Neil. 'You can work out the route,' I say. 'Just as long as we get to dance on Friday and Saturday night.' Fortunately Neil enjoys modern jive dancing [...]

Josh Turner: Why don’t we just dance

By | July 24th, 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 [...]

Modern Jive dance tips for Men: Part 1

By | July 21st, 2017|Articles|

This article was originally written in two parts in July 2017. I've now amalgamated it into one posting Some dance tips please Peter got in touch recently after reading my story about a group of beginners, and the stress that they experience as newcomers to modern jive dancing (see link below). Peter bravely admitted that, [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes

By | July 20th, 2017|Quick Steps|

A couple of chill-out tracks from Marc & Rachel's Daventry set Time to feature a little chill-out music.  Last Saturday was another Daventry 3 Room Freestyle with Mark and Rachel holding court in the Chill-out Lounge.  Sue, who is a regular contributor to the blog, was one of the people enjoying Marc and Rachel's wonderful [...]

Marketing Modern Jive

By | July 18th, 2017|Articles|

Does Modern Jive needs a marketing strategy? See New Postings below introduction Some time ago I received an email about a longstanding class night that was struggling to stay viable, due to shrinking numbers. It wasn't the first time I'd heard about disappointing attendances at classes and freestyles. I couldn't help think that Modern Jive [...]

Ceroc Heaven’s Summer Prom: It promises to be a great night

By | July 17th, 2017|Articles|

One of the best freestyles The Ceroc Heaven New Year's Eve Party was one of the best freestyles I reviewed over the winter (see link below). Held at the Friesland School in Sandiacre, half way between Nottingham and Derby, one of the dance gang suggested it had the feel of a School Prom. This idea [...]

What is Modern Jive?

By | July 12th, 2017|Want to Modern Jive|

So what is Modern Jive then? When I'm asked about Modern Jive, the first thing I say is that, 'It's the best fun you'll ever have'. The second - that it's easy'. Its a partner dance that was developed to ensure that beginners picked it up quickly. The people who run Modern Jive classes proudly [...]

A Dancer’s Blog: Part 3

By | July 9th, 2017|About This Blog|

10 Months on and the blog continues to grow It's now ten months since I posted my first article on the world of Modern Jive. In that time the blog has grown in so many ways. In the first few months, the reviews of classes and freestyles were limited to the areas of the East Midlands, that [...]