Moseley Dance Centre gets its groove back

Sunday, 25th October 2015

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Disco fever is set to return to the Moseley Dance Centre (MDC). For one night only, the 70s & 80s club night Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet! will ‘hustle’ into our once much-loved Moseley institution, which closed its doors to the public five years ago.

The hugely popular HSDY soul, funk and disco nights were created by 54-year-old Nikki Spencer who wanted to be able to go out dancing, without feeling like she was gate-crashing one of her teenage daughters’ parties. She explained: “HSDY is aimed at people who remember the tunes first time round and still want to party, and everyone else who loves a good boogie.”

HSDY Djs spin the very best tunes on vinyl and for those who need to refresh their moves, there are dance line-ups to get everyone into the groove. And if you can only ‘get down’ when dressed up in proper disco clobber, there are prizes for the best retro outfits.

Nikki’s partner, Paul Ferguson, a born and bred Brummie, who lived in Moseley for 14 years and was a regular at the MDC’s Boogie Shoes nights in the 80s and 90s. Like many, he was sad when it closed in 2010.

When he saw that the venue was hosting this year’s Mostly Jazz, Soul & Funk festival’s after party with Craig Charles, he contacted the owner Wayne Stanton about bringing HSDY to Brum, Moseley and the MDC.

Paul said: “HSDY run nights are hugely popular in London and we’ve been trying to find a suitable venue in Birmingham for ages. Wayne loves what we do and has been brilliant helping us make this happen. And Moseley’s DJ Don will be our guest DJ on the night.”

HSDY is to be a “one night only” event on Saturday Oct 17th but if there is demand, HSDY hope to hold regular events at MDC.

Tickets cost £10 in advance, £12 on the door; are on sale at I Want One of Those in Kings Heath and online from 10 per cent of profits go to Cancer Research UK.

How HSDY Began

Nikki came up with the idea of HSDY five years ago and since then has organised dozens of events including their first Sunday afternoon disco boat party this summer. She is very exited to be bringing HSDY to Birmingham.

“There are loads of places to go out dancing if you are younger,” said Nikki “But not much for people in their 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond. HSDY changes this and we can’t wait to bring the party to Moseley. And if we do more nights at MDC we’ll be looking for more ‘larger than life’ DJs who love old skool vinyl to join the HSDY possie.

“We always give out free retro sweets at our nights and of course MDC used to give out Refreshers as people left so we will make sure we have plenty of those for October.”