Monthly Archives: October 2014

Birthday Boogie Dancing

Rawreth Birthday Boogie

Birthday Boogie this week at the classes The classes are sociable and fun and very friendly, this week two of our regular dancers with birthdays. We love to celebrate along with them by giving them a birthday boogie dance. A birthday boogie dance involves the class forming a circle around the birthday boy or girl dancing and then people entering the circle to dance with them. Everyone can join in…..

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Workshops in Balboa, Collegiate Shag and Woodchoppers Stroll

Workshops new for Mr Dickie Bows Sunday 19th October saw the first of the new workshops for Mr Dickie Bows School of Retro dance.  The balboa workshop was under the instruction of Chris and Steve Brown.  Steve and Chris mentored by Esther Tutthill at Cactus Promotions a experienced Balboa, Lindy Hop and East Coast Swing instructor based in Suffolk.  Esther herself runs classes for all the above dances in an around…..

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Dancing my salvation

rose & Tony Mr Dickie Bows

I thought my dancing days were over A year today I fractured my spine, and I thought my dancing days were over. Putting away my stuff into my loft the fixings came away and I fell to the floor, good job I have extra padding to break some of the fall. I knew I wasn’t paralysed as I could feel my legs and I was so grateful.  I knew I…..

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Badger Boogie Dance

Badger Boogie Dance – Witham The Badger Boogie dance took place at the public hall in Witham on Saturday 11th October 2014. John and Caroline put on this event in aid of, and in conjunction with the Wildlife trust. The wildlife trust is also 50 years old this year so a special year for them. The evening has an early start an hour before the main event for a beginner’s…..

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Jive Night – Charity Night – Ambleside Club Southend

Jive Night in aid of Cancer Research The Ambleside Social Club with Southendrocs held it’s second jive night on Friday 10th October.  On the decks at the Jive night –  Ambleside Club was DJ The Raven playing an excellent evening of Rock n Roll Music.  The Raven a veteran of rock n Roll  in Southend kept the dance floor packed all night with people enjoying themselves dancing jive and stroll. Jive Night…..

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Active Ageing – Dancing at the Victoria Plaza

Active Ageing – Get Dancing – Be Active Mr Dickie Bows was lucky enough to be involved with the active ageing programme. It took place in Southend Shopping Centre on Saturday 4th October 2014. This event was organised by the older people’s assembly of Southend for more information see their Older peoples assembly website. Active Ageing supporting the community Active ageing supports and promotes a wide range of activities for…..

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Jive Competition Yesterday Once More

Jive Competition in the year 2000 One of the biggest calendar events for my family was the annual trip down to Camber Sands in Rye for the Yesterday Once More Rock n Roll weekender in the late 1990’s early 2000.  We always travelled down in a well packed out mini bus full of lively girls and colourful petticoats. Believe me ten girls in a mini bus makes for a lot of…..

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