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Modern Jive If you dance it, Join it!

By | November 5th, 2017|Articles, Facebook Groups|

Facebook brings us all together I've often thought that one of the wonderful things about Facebook is its ability to allow like minded people to find each other, and share their enthusiasm for their chosen interest.  Most of us have a desire to be part of a social group and it's part of the appeal [...]

Inspired to dance by Strictly Come Dancing

By | October 29th, 2017|Articles|

Has Strictly Come Dancing inspired you to join a dance class? So its all over on Strictly Come Dancing, as Joe lifts the Glitter Ball trophy.  It did take me a while to realise that Joe might be a contender, and I was a little disappointed that my favourite Debbie didn't win the prize.  However it's been without [...]

My Top 5 Picks of the year: Part 2 Freestyles

By | October 6th, 2017|Articles, Freestyle Reviews|

My 2016/17 Modern Jive Highlights It's a year since I started my modern jive blog, and in that time I've danced on average three times a week. I must have visited over fifty different Modern Jive venues and written reviews on most of them. That's a lot of dancing and a lot of writing. With [...]

Ceroc Medfest in Calpe, Costa Blanca

By | October 4th, 2017|Articles, Guest Reviews|

I'm very grateful to my Guest Reviewers Sadly there is a limit to the number of venues I can visit so I was really pleased when Sue Astle offered to do a review of Medfest for me.  I'd first met Sue when she had DJ-ed the fabulous Ceroc Cambs freestyles at St Neots back in [...]

Modern Jive dance tips for Men

By | October 1st, 2017|Articles|

This article was originally written in two parts in July 2017. I've now amalgamated it into one posting Some dance tips please Peter got in touch recently after reading my story about a group of beginners, and the stress that they experience as newcomers to modern jive dancing (see link below). Peter bravely admitted that, [...]

Caption Competition – The Winner is…

By | August 30th, 2017|Articles|

Thanks to everyone who took part Before I announce the winner of The Ceroc Heaven caption competition, I'd like to thank all the people who took part. This was the first ever competition run on the blog and the response has encouraged me to do it again. It was great working with the Ceroc Heaven [...]

My Top Picks of the Year: Part 1 Classes

By | August 22nd, 2017|Articles, SILC and Blues|

My 2016/17 Modern Jive Highlights It's a year since I started my modern jive blog, and in that time I've danced on average three times a week. I must have visited over fifty different Modern Jive venues and written reviews on most of them. That's a lot of dancing and a lot of writing. With [...]

Your chance to win Ceroc Heaven freestyle tickets

By | August 10th, 2017|Articles|

Our first ever Caption Competition When I was going through Tel Jenkins' photos of the recent Ceroc Heaven Summer Prom, I couldn't help think that one of the images would make a great Caption Competition. Ceroc Heaven have embraced the idea, and in conjunction with Tel and the blog, are running a competition to win [...]

Modern Jive dance tips for Men: Part 2

By | July 30th, 2017|Articles|

Hopefully I can be of help Recently a male reader of The Blog asked if I could give any helpful dance tips. It seems he was finding the move up to freestyles a little stressful. It's something I remember well and in Part 1 (see link below) I offered, what I hope was, some helpful [...]

Modern Jive dance tips for Men: Part 1

By | July 21st, 2017|Articles|

This article was originally written in two parts in July 2017. I've now amalgamated it into one posting Some dance tips please Peter got in touch recently after reading my story about a group of beginners, and the stress that they experience as newcomers to modern jive dancing (see link below). Peter bravely admitted that, [...]