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Pirate Jive: The Shed, Beeston, Nottingham

By | November 10th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews, Modern Jive DJs|

DJ Gary Steps up to the big stage Over many years DJ Ian McLeod built an enviable reputation for his Pirate Jive freestyles at The Shed in Beeston, Nottingham.  People travelled a long way to experience the great atmosphere and enjoy the fabulous music that Ian provided.  The Shed was with out doubt established as one [...]

Yorkshire Freestyle Nights: The Engine Shed, Wetherby

By | November 9th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

Paul you have to go to The Engine Shed Back in April I'd ventured up The A1 to Tadcaster for a freestyle at Riley-Smith Hall run by DJ Kerry Bayley.  It turned out to be a fantastic night, and when I came to select my Top 5 Freestyles of The Year I had to include [...]

MJRoc Dance Weekender: Warmwell, Dorset

By | November 5th, 2017|Weekenders|

New postings are added twice a week To Read the Latest Posting A Modern Jive Weekender that's a sell-out Sue Astle, one of the regular contributors to the blog, was recently telling me that she was soon off to a Modern Jive Weekender at Warmwell.  I had to admit that I hadn't actually heard of it, [...]

Ceroc Surrey: Byfleet Village Hall

By | October 19th, 2017|Class Nights|

The third class visit on my London road trip It's been a busy few days.  You see last week I was down in London visiting my daughters, so I'd taken the opportunity to do a bit of a road trip and visit three class nights - so that's three reviews to write. Now, I love [...]

Ceroc London: Shepherds Hall, Westminster Bridge

By | October 17th, 2017|Class Nights|

Northern lad travels to The Big City There is a point to this self deprecating statement.  My experience of visiting Ceroc class nights across the country has taught me that the classes are basically the same where ever I go - and so they should be.  Ceroc has, like many successful franchises, built it's reputation [...]

Leroc Surrey: Dorking Halls, Dorking

By | October 15th, 2017|Class Nights|

One of my favourite places to Modern Jive Before I write about my visit to the class night at Dorking Halls, I need to mention one of my favourite places to dance - Tylney Hall in Leatherhead.  I often come down to this part of the country to visit one of my daughters and my [...]

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 [...]

Ceroc Beds & Bucks: Bedford Corn Exchange

By | September 21st, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

The illustration I've used above shows the next date at this fabulous venue Time for another Freestyle Road Trip After completing my reviews of Southport is was time to get on the road again and visit a new freestyle venue. A quick look at UK Jive and I was pleased to see there was a [...]

Ceroc Southport Splash Weekender – Get Ready for Swingers Hour Class

By | September 17th, 2017|Class Nights, Rock 'n' Roll, Weekenders|

We love Rock 'n' Roll dance music If you love dancing I bet you love Swing and Rock 'n' Roll music. It's the type of music that makes you want to get up and dance. However there's a problem - it's a bit too fast for Ceroc. Some of the best DJs do mix Swing [...]