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 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 [...]

What we love about Ceroc’s Southport Weekender

By | September 6th, 2017|Weekenders|

New postings are below the Introduction Live blogging from previous Ceroc Southport Weekenders At previous Southport Weekenders I'd live blogged from the event giving my own feedback on the event. I would make quick notes about the lessons I had attended, and the DJ sets I'd loved dancing to. I'd pick out some of the [...]

Ceroc Southport Splash Weekender: The Preview

By | August 31st, 2017|Weekenders|

LATEST NEWS: What we loved about Southport is now on the blog It's time for Ceroc's Splash Weekender Its time again for another Ceroc Southport Weekender and I've decided to do things differently. The past two weekenders in February and June have seen me write a very detailed diary of the event. In it I [...]

Southport Weekender Diary June 17 – The Directors Cut

By | August 11th, 2017|Weekenders|

Ceroc Escape Weekenders are the best dance fun ever Dance weekenders are the greatest fun, and Ceroc hold these three day dance fests at three venues across the country. Southport is without doubt the biggest and in many peoples opinion the best. I've been attending Southport for several years and in the run up to [...]

Southport Weekender -Tony Riccardi Set

By | July 1st, 2017|Modern Jive DJs, Weekenders|

Tony Riccardi in The Thunderball Room - Friday Night When the Southport Scorch programme was published on line, the first thing I did was to look up the DJ line up in the main Thunderball Room. Looking through the list I recognised many of the names, having reviewed or mentioned their top tracks in my [...]

Southport Weekender – Tim Sant Set

By | June 27th, 2017|Modern Jive DJs, Weekenders|

It's late on Sunday night and you can still feel The Southport Vibe I took the snapshot above at about twenty minutes past midnight on Sunday night. Across the nation most people are long tucked up in bed, but The Thunderball Room is packed and rockin'. To the right of the stage you can see [...]

Southport Weekender – Double Trouble Class

By | June 25th, 2017|Weekenders|

If life's for living - get in to trouble now and again Excuse me while I get a bit philosophical. Life's for living right! So let's live it up and have some fun. Of course you can get your kicks in lots of different ways. Happily, for society's sake, most people stay on the straight [...]

Southport Weekender – Simply Slotted Class

By | June 22nd, 2017|Weekenders|

At last a lesson that helps me with The Slot Regular readers of the 'Quick Steps' section will know of my battle with The Slot. It seems that I'm a bit last century by dancing in The Round, so when the Southport Scorch class programme came out, I was really excited to see a lesson [...]

Southport Weekender – Motown & Northern Soul

By | June 16th, 2017|Modern Jive DJs, Motown, Weekenders|

Another first for Southport Back in February, Southport had its first ever Motown Freestyle session. It kicked off the proceedings in the Cyclone Room at 9:00 on the Friday night and was one of my Southport highlights. Chris Uren was on the decks that night, and at the end he was at pains to ask [...]