20 years ago this month Simon White and Marilene Metzler started a Modern Jive night on Thursdays at The Harlington in Fleet.
It started out life as Jive Bug but became a Ceroc night a few years later. Simon and Marilene ran the hugely popular night for 15 years until life circumstances and numbers
that had dwindled meant it was time to sell it on.
I, Lisa, was fortunate enough to be able to take Fleet on. I say fortunate but it looked like the venue had had it's day. I rembered how it was 14 years ago when I started dancing there though and I was on a mission to get that back. It's safe to say that the whole thing scared the hell out of me at the beginning, I felt sick with nerves every night for the first year. I wanted it to work so much! It did and we have had some amazing times over the last five years, phew, lol. The happy feeling when Fleet is doing it's thing just never gets old, it's the best.
20 years done - here's to the future - lets keeeeep dancing!
20 Years Valentines Freestyle Party
It's a Fleet party as you know it...
Two Rooms - Main and Silc
One Fun Class
Cakes from 10pm
Tea and biscuits at 11.30pm
£10 on the door.
Dj's Lisa Benson and Bandana Pete Ashton will your God's of Thunder in the main room and Mark Taylor will be keeping things Silcy in the bar.
The Harlington Fleet GU51 4BY
Optional fancy dress - 1920's