Sunday 20th May 2018
3.30pm - 10pm
The Warren Ballroom
Worthing College BN14 9FD
Early bird booking £7.50 'til the end of March
Then £10 in advance, £12 on the door.
Full entry includes, the BBQ with Burgers, hot dogs, jacket potatoes with a choice of fillings, ice cream and cake - served between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.
£5 from 7pm.
"This is for you if you are an experienced Modern Jiver looking for something a bit different."
A fabulous six and a half hours of modern, expressive blues dancing from 3.30pm til 10pm. We'll be playing a right good mix of tunes for Modern Blues - RnB, smooth swing, gentle pop, funk, jazz, Latin, soul, etc, etc - plus a few surprise tracks to challenge the most experienced dancers.
Dance with a Stranger Competition - this was such a popular part of the first one we're going to do it all again at about 5pm. You will get paired with a random partner and get to show off your shapes. You will be competing for the glory, plus chocolates and flowers. Click on the video above to see how it went.
To keep us going there's a BBQ serving Burgers, hot dogs and jacket potatoes. For afters there's cake and ice cream! Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available all day - bring your own wine, beer, etc. All for just £7.50 for early bird bookings, then £10 or £12 on the door - this includes all food and drinks. Evening entry is £5 from 7pm.
Well behaved young children welcome. Some people brought their young children to the last one as it's mostly during the day. This worked well as they were well behaved. There's a massive walled playing field next to the venue with a five a side pitch they could use, plus plenty of other space to burn off energy. Just pay us £5 on the day to cover their food from the BBQ - we'll have squash available for them to drink.
What is "Modern Blues". As opposed to "Trad Blues" which is mostly danced in the USA, Modern Blues is danced by Modern Jivers in the Blues Room at dance weekends. As the music is more expressive and there's room for more musicality. And because the music is often a bit slower there's more time spent in the closed hold than you'd see at a Modern Jive night playing a more up-beat mix of tunes. This is for you if you are an experienced Modern Jiver looking for something a bit different.