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Ceroc Heaven: New Year’s Eve, Motown & Soul Fix

By | January 9th, 2018|Freestyle Reviews, Motown|

Another Great New Year's Eve Party Night New Year's Eve saw another great party night with Ceroc Heaven at The Freisland School, Sandiacre on the outskirts of Nottingham.  Just as before this was a great night of dancing and celebrations, but as I've reviewed the New Years Eve Party before, I thought I'd do things a [...]

LeRoc Scotland: Burgh Halls , Glasgow

By | December 14th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

A five hundred mile road trip to dance Would you make a five hundred mile road trip to go dancing for an evening?  That's what I did last Saturday with my dance buddy Terry.  We set off from Derby about 12:30, and despite major hold ups on The M6, arrived at the venue in Glasgow [...]

Ceroc Heaven: Grange Hall, Radcliffe on Trent

By | November 28th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews|

8:30 and already the dance floor is buzzing I didn't arrive at Grange Hall until eight thirty, but already the dance floor was buzzing.  Grange Hall has long been one of the premier freestyle venues in the East Midlands, and yet again it was packed out.  I quickly sensed that this was going to be fabulous night,  [...]

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 and Blues|

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 [...]