Monthly Archives: August 2017

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Ceroc Southport Splash Weekender: The Preview

By | August 31st, 2017|Weekenders|

LATEST NEWS: What we loved about Southport is now on the blog It's time for Ceroc's Splash Weekender Its time again for another Ceroc Southport Weekender and I've decided to do things differently. The past two weekenders in February and June have seen me write a very detailed diary of the event. In it I [...]

Caption Competition – The Winner is…

By | August 30th, 2017|Articles|

Thanks to everyone who took part Before I announce the winner of The Ceroc Heaven caption competition, I'd like to thank all the people who took part. This was the first ever competition run on the blog and the response has encouraged me to do it again. It was great working with the Ceroc Heaven [...]

My Top Picks of the Year: Part 1 Classes

By | August 22nd, 2017|Articles, SILC|

My 2016/17 Modern Jive Highlights It's a year since I started my modern jive blog, and in that time I've danced on average three times a week. I must have visited over fifty different Modern Jive venues and written reviews on most of them. That's a lot of dancing and a lot of writing. With [...]

Sunshine in the rain: BWO

By | August 17th, 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 [...]

Jive+ Motown MegaMix: The Oxford Academy

By | August 16th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews, Motown|

Three apologies but first a thanks I'll deal with the apologies a little later, but first a big thanks to Emma for putting me on to this wonderful evening of Motown music. Emma, who is a regular at Jive+ events, writes the wonderful blog What about dance. Emma knows I'm a bit of a Motown [...]

Southport Weekender Diary June 17 – The Directors Cut

By | August 11th, 2017|Weekenders|

Ceroc Escape Weekenders are the best dance fun ever Dance weekenders are the greatest fun, and Ceroc hold these three day dance fests at three venues across the country. Southport is without doubt the biggest and in many peoples opinion the best. I've been attending Southport for several years and in the run up to [...]

Your chance to win Ceroc Heaven freestyle tickets

By | August 10th, 2017|Articles|

Our first ever Caption Competition When I was going through Tel Jenkins' photos of the recent Ceroc Heaven Summer Prom, I couldn't help think that one of the images would make a great Caption Competition. Ceroc Heaven have embraced the idea, and in conjunction with Tel and the blog, are running a competition to win [...]

Ceroc Heaven Summer Prom: Part 3 SILC Zone & Blues Lounge

By | August 5th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews, SILC|

The Second Room gets off to a great start Second rooms at freestyles can be hit or miss affairs. Sometimes they are really busy, but I have more commonly seen them rather under used. I was really interested to see how the second room would work at the Ceroc Heaven Summer Prom. I suspected that [...]

Ceroc Heaven Summer Prom: Part 2 Having a Ball

By | August 3rd, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

It's not just about dancing For many of us who have embraced the world of modern jive, it's not just about the dancing. It's as much about the friends we make and the fun we have on and around the dance floor. Of all the social activities I have participated in over the years modern [...]

Ceroc Heaven Summer Prom: Part 1 Motown & Soul

By | August 1st, 2017|Freestyle Reviews, Motown|

Ceroc Heaven's big night doesn't disappoint Ceroc Heaven's Summer Prom, held at The Friesland School in Sandiacre just outside Nottingham, was a real first. It was the first Ceroc Heaven two room event I could remember that went on until two in the morning, but it had also had an innovative programme that was a [...]