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Southport Splash 2018: Lucky Dip Competition

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

I gaze in wonder at the Ceroc Champs Entrants Back in May I made my first visit to the Ceroc Champs at The Watford Colosseum.  These are open competitions that attract the very best dancers from around the country, and include many of the teachers I'd seen perform in the Cabaret at Southport Weekenders.  What [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Searching for the Spirit of Ceroc’s Southport Weekender

By | June 12th, 2018|Articles, Weekenders|

Time to get writing again I'm just about recovered from another great Southport Weekender and it's time to think about writing some reviews.  Because of all the other writing projects I'm currently working on, sadly I'll only be doing a couple of pieces on Southport. The first is a review of one of lessons I attended [...]

Ceroc Southport Weekender – A Boudoir music taster

By | June 6th, 2018|Articles, Music Reviews, Weekenders|

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

Southport Ceroc Weekender: Your 10 Must-do List

By | June 1st, 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 Surrey: Tea Dance Byfleet Village Hall

By | May 31st, 2018|Articles, Tea Dances|

For details of the Tea Dance image see the acknowledgement below I start my tour of Sunday Tea Dances A few weeks back I posted an article about the growing popularity of Tea Dances (see link below).  The readership and response was quite overwhelming, particularly as more organisations got in touch to ask me to mention [...]

The Ceroc Champs 2018: Part 2

By | May 15th, 2018|Articles|

My first time at The Champs Last Sunday I made my first visit to The Watford Colosseum for the annual Ceroc Champs.  During the day I posted updates on my Modern Jive Dancer Facebook Page.  This review is built around those live postings.  In Part 1 I dealt with the day up to the finals.  [...]

More Tea Dances than I had realised

By | May 14th, 2018|Articles, Tea Dances|

For details of the Tea Dance image see the acknowledgement below It seems that I under-estimated the coverage of Tea Dances A few weeks back, prompted by a visit to Ceroc Beds & Bucks Te Amo, I wrote an article about the growing popularity of Sunday afternoon Tea Dances.  In my article I included a few [...]