Seriously, if you want to lose weight, go jiving! It’s so intense and so much fun! It’ the second time we went jiving to The Rivoli Ballroom. It’s the only 1950s ballroom remaining in London and it literally sits on our door step in Brockley! How can you not go!? It’s famous for it’s original and very red decor and recently has been used as a film location to shoot The Muppets.
The Rivoli Ballroom hosts monthly dance events with live jive and swing music, I promise you, it’s ace!
Here is my outfit for the night. I was very happy with my hair. It brought me back to my childhood; I used to wear my hair like this when I was a teenager.
The building itself might look a little bit grotty from the outside, but it’s all fast forgotten as soon as you walk into the dimmed reception with the red wallpaper and sparkly chandeliers.
Very nice 50ies touch!
Most of people make the effort to follow the 50ies theme and everyone looks amazing.
Look at that shiny ‘John Travolta’ hair!
Lovely Jackson Sloan – amazing r&b and Jazz performer, greeted us as we were walking into the ballroom.
The atmosphere was really hot, by all means. The night kicked off with a little one hour lesson where we tried to learn some basic Jive moves. Not an easy stuff!
And then it got hotter and hotter… Lots of dancing, skirt swinging and laughing.
The bar with the tall red leather seats reminded of American diner.
A classic Gin&Tonic combination was very appropriate for the night. I also discovered my new favourite drink – Gin, Ginger cordial and sparkling water. Very refreshing!
Charlie and I having fun on the dance floor.
If you fancy something different and fun, definitely book your ticket for the Jive night in Brockley, they sell out quickly.