Harthill Modern Jive
Latin Dance club


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Posted by Siobhan Morley on December 4, 2014 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi dancers

Just 2 more sessions to go before we wrap up the current series of the Harthill Modern Jive & Latin Dance Club.  You will see in the attachment an item, published in the village newsletter, which briefly sums up our recent activities at HMJ.  It includes an appeal for more local people to join us.  It is disappointing that attendances have 'dipped' in recent weeks, so we hope you will continue to support the club and encourage more folk to come along.

There is a sheet on the reception table for you to sign, if you are able & willing to give regular support a new series after the Christmas break. Alternatively, if you are unable to get to HMJ in the next 2 weeks before we close, you can e-mail me.  But if you won't be coming any more & don't wish to receive e-mails from HMJ please reply with the message 'UNSUBSCRIBE' and your details will be deleted from our contacts list.  We would be sorry to lose you but you could continue to see what we are up to by visiting our website www.harthillmodernjive.webs.com.

We will be celebrating the end of this series with a party dance on Wednesday 17 December, so we hope members old and new will come along and get Christmas off to a good start.  Your guests will be made welcome too - the more the merrier! Dress is 'smart' optional.  You are also invited to make a SMALL contribution to a 'Dutch' finger style buffet which shouldn't involve cutlery and washing-up!  Paper plates will be provided. The usual soft drinks will be available and you are welcome to bring your own 'tipple'.  We may extend the closing time if there is sufficient demand. We will also be announcing whether or not there is sufficient support for a new series in the New Year.

May I take this opportunity to thank all who have supported HMJ during this series and special thanks to those of you who have helped on the nights in any way.  It's been a very happy and rewarding time for me.

Thankyou.  A very merry Christmas to all and keeeeeeeeeeep dancing!

Regards.  Derrek


Washington Whirligig - Roland Arms - 2/9/14

Posted by Siobhan Morley on August 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello dancers.

This band has been recommended by Geoff, one of our regular dancers.

Washington Whirligig play jazz, swing & blues music.  It's FREE and starts at 8.45pm at the Roland Arms, Mansfield Road, Aston, S26 2BR.

Geoff says that we should be able to dance to their music.

Might see you therev if I can get a night out!


Posted by Siobhan Morley on August 9, 2014 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi Dancers!

Hope you are enjoying what must be the best British Summer for years - so far!

Just to let you know that the Harthill Village Hall has re-opened after the re-furbishment and to remind you that Harthill Modern Jive & Latin Dance Club will be open for a second Summer Social Dance on Wednesday 20 August 7.45pm-10.15pm.

It is also being advertised as a 'taster night' in the hope of attracting some more 'new' people to join in, so we may run a short simple class if there's sufficient interest.  Please feel free to print out copies and display them if you are able to help.  Please 'spread the word' amongst your friends and get them to come along.  Many thanks.

Also you will see on the poster a reminder that HMJ will be re-opening with a new weekly series on Wednesday 17 September when we hope to see you all once again.

Regards to all & keeeeeep dancing!



Summer News from HMJ...

Posted by Siobhan Morley on May 18, 2014 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings Dancers

Hope you are enjoying this glorious weather - quite appropriate perhaps, now that Harthill Modern Jive & Latin Dance Club (HMJ) is closed for the summer.

CLOSED ....BUT NOT QUITE!!  As many of you are aware, the Harthill Village Hall will be closed for re-furbishment soon and we now know when the work will take place.

So, following a suggestion from Terry (of the Chesterfield group), we are planning to run 2 SUMMER FREESTYLE DANCES, one before and one after the re-furbishment.

This will be one way we can keep in touch whilst HMJ is closed. If you are not away on your jollies & wondering what to do with your Wednesday evenings, then do come along and bring your friends too!

The first freestyle will be on Wednesday 18 June, and the second on Wednesday 20 August.  Usual times apply (7.45 - 10.15pm). Admission charge will depend on numbers turning up, but we don't expect this to exceed £5 per person, hopefully much less!

Terry will also have tickets on sale, at both these nights, for his 50's & 60's Charity Dance at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield on Saturday 27 September.  The night will include live performances from the legendary Dave Berry & the Cruisers and The Cadillacs as well as dance music from DJ Mark.  So come along to the Freestyles and be sure to get your tickets!

Also, another way of keeping in touch on Wednesdays is to join up with a few other friends from HMJ at the Handsworth Social Club, Hall Road, Handsworth S13 9AG.  This is a FREE ballroom & latin dance practice night and non-members are welcome.  Carol, myself and a few others are considering giving it a try this Wednesday 21 May, so if you are thinking of going too, please let me know by phone, e-mail or text.

Finally, thank you to all for supporting HMJ over the last series and for a smashing final dance last week.  Thank you also for the lovely card, gift & flowers.  We hope you will return and join us for the new series when we re-open on Wednesday 17 September.

In the meantime get the Bar-B-Q's on and keeeeeeeep dancin'

Carol & Derrek 07742 670977




Posted by Siobhan Morley on May 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Hope to see you all at our 'End of series' FREE party night next Wednesday 14 May.

This will be a social freestyle night where you can Jive, Rumba, Salsa, Cha-cha & Tango the night away!

Carol & Sheila will be kindly providing some light refreshments and there will be the usual soft drinks available.  You are also welcome to bring your own 'tipple' if you wish.

We can extend the finishing time a little (to 10.30pm) if there is sufficient interest, otherwise usual times apply.

Harthill Modern Jive & Latin Dance Club will then be closed for the summer BUT we will be re-opening with a new weekly series on Wednesday 17 September.

Hope to see you then.  In the meantime have a great summer and thankyou for all your support.

Best wishes & keeeeep dancing!

Carol & Derrek



Posted by Siobhan Morley on April 20, 2014 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Hope you are enjoying the holiday and not eating too much chocolate !

Just to remind you HMJ will be open this week, Wednesday 23 April, as usual.  This will be a free night and you are welcome to introduce any friends, so that they can see what we get up to.

As always there will be a Modern Jive class and we will be re-visiting the Rumba in the Latin class.  Usual refreshments available and normal times apply.

This current series will end for the summer, with a free party night on Wednesday 14 May.  We plan to re-open after the summer break on Wednesday 17 September, with a new weekly series taking us up to Christmas.  Please sign up on the sheet, which is on the reception table, if you are able to support this on a regular basis.  Alternatively you can email us.  New dancers are always welcome.

Thank-you for supporting what has been our most successful series to date.  But if you no longer wish to receive emails from HMJ, send us an email with the message 'UNSUBSCRIBE' and we will remove your details from our contact list.  You will still be able to see what's happening by visiting our website: harthillmodernjive.webs.com.

Best wishes & keeeeeep dancing.

Carol & Derrek



Posted by Siobhan Morley on April 17, 2014 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Well done John for completeing the London Marathon on Sunday 13 April 2014 in less than 6 hours - hopefully you will have raised a huge sum of money for your charity after all your efforts - both in training and on the day!


Posted by Siobhan Morley on March 19, 2014 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi Dancers

Hope to see you at dancing tonight but please be aware that Woodall/Killamarsh Lane is closed and that diversions are in place.  This affects those of you who usually travel to Harthill via Killamarsh from the West.  The closure is due to a collapsed drain under the road which has been the cause of flooding recently.

Regards. Derrek


RESCHEDULED FREE PARTY DANCE - 7.45-10.15 - 19/02/14

Posted by Siobhan Morley on February 14, 2014 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi Dancers

We were very sorry to have had to cancel the party dance this week, but we think the decision was fully justified when we experienced the deteriorating weather conditions.

We think the cancellation procedures worked very well on the whole. An e-mail was sent out just after 5pm (to those of you on our contact list), it was put on the website as the latest news item and Carol did a lot of phoning round.  Thanks to all who contacted others and passed on news of the cancellation and apologies to anyone who, for any reason, didn't get the message in time.

The good news is that we will still hold the FREE party night next week,Wednesday 19 February (weather permitting!!!), so don't pack away your MASKS and RED stuff just yet.  Hope to see you then.

Finally, just another reminder that admission will be only £3 per session from the next regular HMJ night until further notice.

Thankyou for your continued support & keeeeeeep dancing!

Best wishes

Carol & Derrek