Monthly Archives: January 2018

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Quick Steps: Quick Notes – January 18

By | January 31st, 2018|Quick Steps|

A disco classic that's been gathering dust in the vaults I just bought myself a new book called The Record Players - The story of dance music told by history's greatest DJs.  I bought the book so that I can broaden my knowledge about areas of dance music I'm a little rusty on.  My next [...]

The Killers: Human

By | January 30th, 2018|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 [...]

Spread the word about Social Dancing with this video

By | January 28th, 2018|Articles|

Spread the word about Modern Jive with this video Ever wanted to explain the fun you have at Modern Jive to your friends, but can't find the words - then send them the link to this video (see below). The guys at Ceroc Liverpool recently re-tweeted a link to a great video which explains the [...]

Murphy’s Dance Shirts & My battle to stay fresh on the dance floor

By | January 25th, 2018|Articles|

Some of us work up a real sweat Now I have a bit of a reputation on the dance floor, and it has got me in to trouble in the past.  You see I soon work up a sweat.  It's easily done, when you want to dance to every track, and really give everything to those [...]

Ceroc Evolution: West Greenwich Community Centre

By | January 20th, 2018|Classes and Workshops|

An invitation to a party A couple of weeks ago I opened up Facebook, to find I had a message from Nardiya asking me to attend a surprise party for Ceroc Evolution Franchise holder and teacher Steve Thomas.  Now it's a long way from my home base in Nottingham to Greenwich in South London, but [...]

Northern Jive Barnsley: Worsbrough

By | January 19th, 2018|Freestyle Reviews|

The Dance Gang hits the road Last weekend there was no dancing in the Nottingham area, so I did what I always do, and went on to the UK Jive Website.  I scrolled down the listings for Saturday, looking for a venue I hadn't been to before.  That's when I spotted The Northern Jive Barnsley freestyle at [...]

LeRoc Surrey: Tylney Hall, Leatherhead

By | January 13th, 2018|Freestyle Reviews|

This is one of the best In September of last year I published a list of my Top 5 Freestyles from the previous twelve months (see link below).  A LeRoc Surrey Freestyle held in February 2017 at Tylney Hall, Leatherhead topped the list.  That night the freestyle ticked just about every box, and it was [...]

Ceroc Surrey: Fairlands Community Centre, Guildford

By | January 11th, 2018|Freestyle Reviews|

Time for another road trip In my first year of writing freestyle reviews (to September 2017) I visited twenty five different freestyle venues.  In the current year since September I've only visited six, and three of those I'd visited in my first year.  Three new venues doesn't give my blog much credibility when there are hundreds [...]

Ceroc Heaven: New Year’s Eve, Motown & Soul Fix

By | January 9th, 2018|Freestyle Reviews, Motown|

Another Great New Year's Eve Party Night New Year's Eve saw another great party night with Ceroc Heaven at The Freisland School, Sandiacre on the outskirts of Nottingham.  Just as before this was a great night of dancing and celebrations, but as I've reviewed the New Years Eve Party before, I thought I'd do things a [...]

25 things we ❤️ about Ceroc Southport Weekender

By | January 2nd, 2018|Articles, Weekenders|

Southport is more than just a non-stop dance fest It's not long before Ceroc's Southport again.  I suspect that most people will have sorted out their bookings, but others may be still wondering whether to go.  If you've been to a Southport Weekender before, you don't need me to tell you how fantastic it is. [...]