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Quick Steps: Quick Notes

By | October 31st, 2018|Quick Steps|

I'm back on the road again After taking time off from reviewing classes and freestyles to catch up on a backlog of articles, I'm putting myself back on the road again.  Sunday sees me at my first West Coast Swing Workshop since I gave it up as a bad job five years ago. Ever since [...]

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. [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes – February 18

By | February 28th, 2018|Quick Steps|

That's the fun part done - now the writing starts Another wonderful weekend of dancing and socialising at Ceroc's Southport Blush Weekender.  But now comes the hard work - the reviews.  I've quite a few different things to write about and the one I'm really looking forward to is one I'm calling Southport - A First -Timers [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes – January 18

By | January 31st, 2018|Quick Steps|

A disco classic that's been gathering dust in the vaults I just bought myself a new book called The Record Players - The story of dance music told by history's greatest DJs.  I bought the book so that I can broaden my knowledge about areas of dance music I'm a little rusty on.  My next [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes – December 17

By | December 31st, 2017|Quick Steps|

Cracking Sound System rocks Kelham You can't stop me writing about great dance music and there was plenty as Ashley Davis made his Kelham Hall debut last night, but what I have to mention occasionally is the sound system.  Sadly at times the sound system can let the music down at venues, but last night [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes – November 17

By | November 30th, 2017|Quick Steps|

 DJ Asley rocks the floor at The Grange last night I was at The Ceroc Heaven Grange Hall Freestyle in Radcliffe on Trent, near Nottingham.  DJ Ashley Davis was on the decks and by the time I arrived at 8:30 he already had a packed dance floor rockin'.  I'll have a full review of the night on [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes – October 17

By | October 31st, 2017|Quick Steps|

Dance Taxi delivers a funky gem I haven't been on the Dance Taxi website for a while.  For those that don't know this website, it's a great source of Modern Jive music, and has a constantly updating Top Ten chart of tracks, based on its members votes.  At No 1 is Si Cranstoun's Dance for [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes

By | July 20th, 2017|Quick Steps|

A couple of chill-out tracks from Marc & Rachel's Daventry set Time to feature a little chill-out music.  Last Saturday was another Daventry 3 Room Freestyle with Mark and Rachel holding court in the Chill-out Lounge.  Sue, who is a regular contributor to the blog, was one of the people enjoying Marc and Rachel's wonderful [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes

By | June 10th, 2017|Quick Steps|

Let's get it on at The Summer Prom Tomorrow it's the Ceroc Heaven Sumer Prom. 6 hours of dancing with a choice of 12 hours of music. I'll be starting out in the School Hall (The second room) to indulge myself in two hours of Motown and Soul. Then its in to the School gym [...]

Quick Steps: Quick Notes

By | June 7th, 2017|Quick Steps|

Good dance shoes make all the difference I must have been dancing over two years before I bought my first proper pair of dance shoes, and what a difference it made. I'd recommend that all the guys think about investing in a really good pair. Most quality dance shoes have a suede sole that makes [...]