Monthly Archives: March 2018

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Quick Steps: Quick Notes – March 18

By | March 31st, 2018|Quick Steps|

Great to see The Yo-Yo being taught Last night I was at a Ceroc Heaven class night in Nottingham, and it was great to see Kali Fraser teach The Yo-Yo as the first move in the Intermediate lesson.  This move is an old favourite, beloved by many people who remember it when it was a Beginners' move. [...]

Ceroc Class Night at The Winning Post leads me to Utopia

By | March 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

My Road Trip ends in a night off in Twickenham Now and again I get to go on a Dance Road Trip with my mate Neil.  So the previous Thursday we were at a Ceroc Surrey class in Byfleet.  Then it was two nights of Freestyles in the Bristol area.  Sunday was an unexpected day [...]

Strictly Ceroc: Switch, The Greenway Centre, Bristol

By | March 25th, 2018|Classes and Workshops, Freestyle Reviews|

Day two of a Dance Road Trip Every so often I get to go on a Dance Road Trip with my best friend Neil.  The previous night we were at a LeRoc freestyle in nearby Nailsea, and now come Saturday, we were at Strictly Ceroc's Switch freestyle in Bristol.  There was no particular reason for picking [...]

Nailsea LeRoc, Scotch Horn Leisure Centre, Nailsea

By | March 23rd, 2018|Freestyle Reviews|

Another Road Trip with my mate Neil Regular readers will know that now and again I go on road trips with my best friend Neil.  It's like a long weekend break with dancing thrown in.  Actually it's the other way round.  I find two freestyles on a consecutive Friday and Saturday and we work the [...]

Strictly Ceroc: Massey Ferguson Social Club, Coventry

By | March 20th, 2018|Freestyle Reviews|

A chance to go somewhere new Every so often I get an opportunity to review a new venue, and so it was a few Fridays ago.  I wanted somewhere within an hour of my Nottingham base, and so I duly went on the UK Jive Website to see what was on.  It's here I found that [...]

Ceroc Glasgow: Woodside Hall, Glasgow

By | March 17th, 2018|Freestyle Reviews|

Do something crazy now and again Life's for Living, yes?  So occasionally you should do something a little crazy right?  Hows this for crazy? I grab a lift with my dance buddy Tel Jenkins, who's working in Scotland next week.  We drive three hundred miles up the M6 to Glasgow.  We check in to our [...]

Ceroc Southport Weekender – My Top Ten Tracks

By | March 13th, 2018|Modern Jive DJs, My Favourite Tracks, Weekenders|

A Dance Music Feast I often describe a Ceroc Southport Weekender as a Dance Fest, but they are more than just that.  They is always a feast of the very best dance music.  Over the weekend there were twenty two DJs spinning the tracks in three rooms.  Each one had planned their sets with great care, to ensure [...]

Ceroc Southport Weekender – Mark O’Reilly’s set

By | March 9th, 2018|Modern Jive DJs, Weekenders|

I give myself a night off In the same way that I advise First-timers to take care not get all danced out at Southport, I have to pace myself too.  There is so much going off that I could spend all weekend gathering information on DJ sets, classes and aspects of the social side.  But [...]

Ceroc Southport Weekender – Tim Sant’s Motown & Soul set

By | March 7th, 2018|Modern Jive DJs, Motown, Weekenders|

There is a lot of love for Motown out there It's amazing really just how much love there is for Motown out on the Ceroc dance floor, especially when you realise most of the people packing Ceroc freestyles across the country weren't even born, when the likes of The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Edwin Starr and [...]

Ceroc Southport Weekender – Nicola di Folco set

By | March 5th, 2018|Weekenders|

You can't stay in the Thunderball Room all night Paul Are you sure?  But I love it.  My dance journey from Motown, by way of Funk and Disco was headed in one direction only - The Thunderball Room.  As Tony Riccardi concluded his fabulous set on Friday night there with Lionel Ritchie's Dancing on the ceiling I was in [...]