Monthly Archives: August 2018

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Strictly Ceroc Bristol: SILC Sunday Freestyle

By | August 30th, 2018|SILC and Blues, Tea Dances|

Time to do it for real Prior to this SILC Freestyle, Caine Langford and Danielle Moore had run a two hour SILC Workshop (see link to review below).  Caine and Danni are fabulous teachers and I learned a lot about the SILC technique that was long overdue.  Now in the freestyle that followed I and [...]

Ceroc Southport Weekender: Sept 2018 – Planning my reviews

By | August 26th, 2018|Articles, Weekenders|

I need to plan carefully It's just four more sleeps until September's Ceroc Southport Weekender.  I've just had a weekend completely free of dancing so I'm particularly looking forward to this one.  But that's more reason to plan carefully.  Every time I go I promise myself I won't do too many reviews, and every time I [...]

Ceroc Surrey, Mytchett: Soul Night

By | August 25th, 2018|Classes and Workshops, Motown|

Fancy a dance class in Surrey Paul? Now that's a long way from Nottingham just for a class, so let me explain.  Because my daughters and Best Mate Neil live that way, I actually do a lot of dancing in Surrey.  Through my many visits to Ceroc Surrey's Byfleet venue I've actually got to know DJ [...]

Strictly Ceroc Bristol: SILC Sunday Workshop

By | August 21st, 2018|Classes and Workshops, SILC and Blues, Tea Dances|

I couldn't resist the promise of delicious cakes When I wrote my original article about the growing popularity of Tea Dances I include some details about six such Sunday afternoon venues.  After it was published several people got in touch to tell me about their own Tea Dances.  This prompted me to write a second [...]

A Dancer’s Tribute to Aretha Franklin

By | August 17th, 2018|Articles, Music Reviews|

My way of paying a tribute to Aretha Franklin With the sad news that Aretha Franklin passed away yesterday, I thought I'd write my own tribute from a dancers point of view, by giving you some background to two of her dance classics - Respect and Think.  These two tracks are legends in their own right, [...]

Ceroc Evolution: Cutty Sark, Greenwich – The Ship Part 2

By | August 15th, 2018|Freestyle Reviews|

Featured Image courtesy of Tori Hallett First reflections on a fabulous night It's the morning after the night before, or rather the late morning after the very late night before.  Six of The Dance Gang are sat in the shade outside The Old Brewery pub and restaurant inside the grounds of The Old Royal Naval College [...]

Ceroc Camber Weekender -This Video Blog is Brilliant

By | August 11th, 2018|Articles, Weekenders|

Blogging is so Last Century Dad A few weeks back I got to spend a Sunday afternoon dancing on the River Thames with Ceroc Evolution.  Before I caught the train back to Nottingham I got to spend some time with my younger daughter, who lives in London.  As always she was interested to know my [...]

Ceroc Evolution: Cutty Sark, Greenwich – The Ship Part 1

By | August 9th, 2018|Freestyle Reviews|

Featured Image courtesy of Mike Smith This is a stunning setting for a dance We'd been dancing for about half an hour and we thought it timely to take a look around the ship.  We wandered up to the top deck by way of a few staircases.  The view that greeted us was quite stunning.  But [...]