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SILC at The Ceroc Southport Weekender

By | October 5th, 2018|Articles, SILC and Blues, Weekenders|

SILC plays a big part in The Southport Experience SILC is all over Southport.  There are three different level SILC lessons, and the first of these - Foundation is one of the most popular of the weekend.  Most of the DJ slots in The Boudoir area are now branded as SILC Zone ones, and there are also specialised sessions [...]

Ceroc Devon: Marldon Village Hall, Torquay

By | September 29th, 2018|Freestyle Reviews|

I get lucky in Devon Last Sunday I got an opportunity to go to a Blues Tea Dance near Exeter in Devon.  That's a long way from my base in Nottingham, so to make my journey worthwhile I searched round Facebook to see if I could find something for the Saturday night.  I got lucky.  [...]

FunkyLush, Burnham Park Hall, Slough

By | September 23rd, 2018|Tea Dances|

Let's not forget the people who ensure the vitality of this dance scene Please never take this wonderful dance scene for granted.  Behind its success and vitality lie the endeavours and passion of a lot of people.  The teachers who somehow get us through those first few lessons without quitting.  The DJs who play the [...]

Southport Splash 2018: Lucky Dip Competition

By | September 20th, 2018|Articles, Weekenders|

I gaze in wonder at the Ceroc Champs Entrants Back in May I made my first visit to the Ceroc Champs at The Watford Colosseum.  These are open competitions that attract the very best dancers from around the country, and include many of the teachers I'd seen perform in the Cabaret at Southport Weekenders.  What [...]

The Spirit of Southport September 2018 in Ten Top Tracks

By | September 12th, 2018|Music Reviews, My Favourite Tracks, Weekenders|

The Spirit of Southport lies in the music If you had to describe Ceroc's Southport Weekender to someone who had no idea what even Ceroc was, where would you start.  You'd probably begin by telling them that it involved round the clock dancing - it starts at three on Friday afternoon and doesn't stop until six o'clock [...]

Strictly Ceroc Bristol: SILC Sunday Freestyle

By | August 30th, 2018|SILC and Blues, Tea Dances|

Time to do it for real Prior to this SILC Freestyle, Caine Langford and Danielle Moore had run a two hour SILC Workshop (see link to review below).  Caine and Danni are fabulous teachers and I learned a lot about the SILC technique that was long overdue.  Now in the freestyle that followed I and [...]

Ceroc Southport Weekender: Sept 2018 – Planning my reviews

By | August 26th, 2018|Articles, Weekenders|

I need to plan carefully It's just four more sleeps until September's Ceroc Southport Weekender.  I've just had a weekend completely free of dancing so I'm particularly looking forward to this one.  But that's more reason to plan carefully.  Every time I go I promise myself I won't do too many reviews, and every time I [...]

Ceroc Surrey, Mytchett: Soul Night

By | August 25th, 2018|Classes and Workshops, Motown|

Fancy a dance class in Surrey Paul? Now that's a long way from Nottingham just for a class, so let me explain.  Because my daughters and Best Mate Neil live that way, I actually do a lot of dancing in Surrey.  Through my many visits to Ceroc Surrey's Byfleet venue I've actually got to know DJ [...]

Strictly Ceroc Bristol: SILC Sunday Workshop

By | August 21st, 2018|Classes and Workshops, SILC and Blues, Tea Dances|

I couldn't resist the promise of delicious cakes When I wrote my original article about the growing popularity of Tea Dances I include some details about six such Sunday afternoon venues.  After it was published several people got in touch to tell me about their own Tea Dances.  This prompted me to write a second [...]

Ceroc Evolution: Cutty Sark, Greenwich – The Ship Part 2

By | August 15th, 2018|Freestyle Reviews|

Featured Image courtesy of Tori Hallett First reflections on a fabulous night It's the morning after the night before, or rather the late morning after the very late night before.  Six of The Dance Gang are sat in the shade outside The Old Brewery pub and restaurant inside the grounds of The Old Royal Naval College [...]