Monthly Archives: October 2017


Quick Steps: Quick Notes – October 17

By | October 31st, 2017|Quick Steps|

Dance Taxi delivers a funky gem I haven't been on the Dance Taxi website for a while.  For those that don't know this website, it's a great source of Modern Jive music, and has a constantly updating Top Ten chart of tracks, based on its members votes.  At No 1 is Si Cranstoun's Dance for [...]

Inspired to dance by Strictly Come Dancing

By | October 29th, 2017|Articles|

Has Strictly Come Dancing inspired you to join a dance class? So its all over on Strictly Come Dancing, as Joe lifts the Glitter Ball trophy.  It did take me a while to realise that Joe might be a contender, and I was a little disappointed that my favourite Debbie didn't win the prize.  However it's been without [...]

Bacco Perbacco: Zucchero

By | October 28th, 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 [...]

Ceroc Surrey: Byfleet Village Hall

By | October 19th, 2017|Classes and Workshops|

The third class visit on my London road trip It's been a busy few days.  You see last week I was down in London visiting my daughters, so I'd taken the opportunity to do a bit of a road trip and visit three class nights - so that's three reviews to write. Now, I love [...]

Ceroc London: Shepherds Hall, Westminster Bridge

By | October 17th, 2017|Classes and Workshops|

Northern lad travels to The Big City There is a point to this self deprecating statement.  My experience of visiting Ceroc class nights across the country has taught me that the classes are basically the same where ever I go - and so they should be.  Ceroc has, like many successful franchises, built it's reputation [...]

Leroc Surrey: Dorking Halls, Dorking

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

One of my favourite places to Modern Jive Before I write about my visit to the class night at Dorking Halls, I need to mention one of my favourite places to dance - Tylney Hall in Leatherhead.  I often come down to this part of the country to visit one of my daughters and my [...]

My Top 5 Picks of the year: Part 2 Freestyles

By | October 6th, 2017|Articles, Freestyle Reviews|

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 [...]

Ceroc Medfest in Calpe, Costa Blanca

By | October 4th, 2017|Articles, Guest Reviews|

I'm very grateful to my Guest Reviewers Sadly there is a limit to the number of venues I can visit so I was really pleased when Sue Astle offered to do a review of Medfest for me.  I'd first met Sue when she had DJ-ed the fabulous Ceroc Cambs freestyles at St Neots back in [...]

Modern Jive dance tips for Men

By | October 1st, 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, [...]