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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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Jive+ Motown MegaMix: The Oxford Academy

By | August 16th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews, Motown|

Three apologies but first a thanks I'll deal with the apologies a little later, but first a big thanks to Emma for putting me on to this wonderful evening of Motown music. Emma, who is a regular at Jive+ events, writes the wonderful blog What about dance. Emma knows I'm a bit of a Motown [...]

Ceroc Heaven Summer Prom: Part 3 SILC Zone & Blues Lounge

By | August 5th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews, SILC|

The Second Room gets off to a great start Second rooms at freestyles can be hit or miss affairs. Sometimes they are really busy, but I have more commonly seen them rather under used. I was really interested to see how the second room would work at the Ceroc Heaven Summer Prom. I suspected that [...]

Ceroc Heaven Summer Prom: Part 2 Having a Ball

By | August 3rd, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

It's not just about dancing For many of us who have embraced the world of modern jive, it's not just about the dancing. It's as much about the friends we make and the fun we have on and around the dance floor. Of all the social activities I have participated in over the years modern [...]

Ceroc Heaven Summer Prom: Part 1 Motown & Soul

By | August 1st, 2017|Freestyle Reviews, Motown|

Ceroc Heaven's big night doesn't disappoint Ceroc Heaven's Summer Prom, held at The Friesland School in Sandiacre just outside Nottingham, was a real first. It was the first Ceroc Heaven two room event I could remember that went on until two in the morning, but it had also had an innovative programme that was a [...]

Jag Jive: Old Barn Hall, Great Bookham

By | July 28th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

The Road Trip continues to Great Bookham I'm on a road trip with my best mate Neil. I've given him carte blanche to organise the route as long as we do some dancing at the weekend. 'So where are we dancing tonight?' 'Great Bookham.' 'Where is it?' 'Near Leatherhead.' 'OK lets start up the Jag.' [...]

Dance Infinity: King Alfred Ballroom, Hove

By | July 27th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

A Road Trip to The South Coast with my best mate I got an opportunity to spend a few days on the road with my best mate Neil. 'You can work out the route,' I say. 'Just as long as we get to dance on Friday and Saturday night.' Fortunately Neil enjoys modern jive dancing [...]