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Ceroc Escape: The SILC Zone at Southport

By | July 8th, 2018|SILC and Blues, Tea Dances, Weekenders|

For details of the Tea Dance image see the acknowledgement below Is Southport's SILC Zone a Tea Dance? Surely not! The stops on the Tea Dance Tour have one thing in common.  They all take place on a Sunday, and there is 24 hours of Sunday dancing in the SILC Zone.  Another feature of the Tea [...]

Fresh Weekender: Steve Thomas’ SILC classes

By | May 29th, 2018|Classes and Workshops, SILC and Blues, Weekenders|

My SILC Journey prior to Fresh Before I start my review of Steve's SILC classes, I want to tell you a little about my own struggle with this new style of dancing.  I suspect that my attempts to grasp this smooth slotted style will resonate with many readers.  I also hope it will offer some comfort to any [...]

Fresh Weekender: Jo Hart’s Blues Room Toolkit classes

By | May 18th, 2018|SILC and Blues, Weekenders|

Weekenders are an opportunity to try something new One of the features of all Weekenders is the provision of workshops and lessons.  Nicola had put on a comprehensive programme of classes offering everyone an opportunity to try something new.  In amongst the programme was a series of four classes labelled as Blues Room Toolkits to [...]

My Top Picks of the Year: Part 1 Classes

By | August 22nd, 2017|Articles, SILC and Blues|

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 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 [...]

Southport Weekender – Clive Gidney’s Set in The SILC Zone

By | March 13th, 2017|Freestyle Reviews, SILC and Blues|

Time to Check out The Blues Room Now I'm not a fan of Blues Dancing. I struggle with the close hold and the repetitive pulsing. The music is fabulous but its just not for me. It is however a very much a part of the Southport Experience, and the Blues Room, now situated in The [...]

Southport Weekender – SILC Foundation Class

By | March 5th, 2017|SILC and Blues, Weekenders|

SILC Foundation Class - Saturday It seems that SILC is starting to take off I've done a couple of posts about SILC in the past, and I've suggested that it was struggling to get established in my home area - The East Midlands. I also admitted that, like any new dance syllabus, it will understandably take [...]

SILC Workshop Colwick, Nottingham

By | November 30th, 2016|Classes and Workshops, SILC and Blues|

Lets get in the mood Here's a piece of music the SILC dance syllabus was developed  for. Will The SILC Dance Style ever get Established? In my first post on this subject (see link) I wondered if the Ceroc SILC dance syllabus would get established amongst modern jivers or whether it would just wither away and dancers [...]

Ceroc Heaven: SILC Taster Class, John Godber Centre

By | October 15th, 2016|Classes and Workshops, Freestyle Reviews, SILC and Blues|

Ceroc Heaven provide a Blues Room in addition to the main room at their Hucknall monthly freestyles. This second smaller room provides music for those who like a more chilled style of music. The tracks provide the accompaniment for Blues, West Coast Swing and a more relaxed smooth style of Modern Jive.  While Ceroc Heaven freestyles are [...]