Paul Jeffery

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About Paul Jeffery

A Modern Jive Dancer with a passion for Dance Music. In my Blog I hope to offer reviews of the music we dance to, and the Classes, Freestyles and Weekenders we love dancing at.

I started dancing eight years ago at The Ceroc Passion dance class at Rolls Royce in Derby. I remember what it was like being a beginner and I always try to make the beginners classes now. I'm a great believer that we should support beginners through their first lessons, in the hope they will get the Modern Jive Bug.

Disco dancing in the early seventies I became a lover of Motown and Soul music. During the next ten years I also got into Northern Soul and Funk. In the eighties my dance hero was Niles Rogers of Chic.

I now dance at least three times a week in my local area of Nottingham, but also travel more widely around the country to write reviews of new venues.

With my Soul Boy roots I'm an advocate for more Motown being played at Freestyles.

Ceroc Southport Weekender – Boudoir Music Taster

By | February 20th, 2018|Articles, Weekenders|

Paul, don't forget The Boudoir I guarantee you that, when it comes to picking my Top Ten Southport highlights the Thunderball Room is going to dominate.  There'll be references to the intense club like vibe on the floor, and try and stop me using the phrase 'The DJ set the floor on fire'.   There'll be plugs for [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes

By | February 16th, 2018|Quick Steps|

Off to Ceroc's Southport Weekender The car is packed and the Dance Gang are ready to roll.  We are all off to Southport.  We'll be joining up with all the Ceroc Heaven faithful - spot us all in our matching Angel T Shirts with our Angel nick-names emblazoned on the back - I'm 'Blogging Angel'. [...]

Southport Ceroc Weekender: Your 10 Must-do List

By | February 13th, 2018|Articles, Weekenders|

We all have our own Southport Must-do List Anyone who's been to a Ceroc Southport Weekender will know that there's so much on offer, and you soon learn you can't do it all.  So when the programme is published on line many people start to make a to-do list.  Even this has to get slimmed down, [...]

Ceroc Heaven: Kelham Hall, Newark

By | February 7th, 2018|Freestyle Reviews, Modern Jive DJs|

I'm in The Thunderball Room at Southport with DJ Silly Boy! It's Friday night, and the atmosphere out on a packed dance floor in The Thunderball Room is electrifying.  The music is blasting out of the speakers, with the bass turned up to the max, and every note of ZZ Top's Sharp dressed man is resonating [...]

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|Class Nights|

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 [...]