In a shock move last Saturday (29/4), the Blitz organisation lost its prime venue, the Cinnamon Rooms in Bowden. This club was the genesis for Modern Jive in the North West and has been in Blitz’s hand for around 10 years. In an unprecedented move, the owners of the venue, The Cinnamon Club, cancelled the contract with no warning, bringing in a team of ex-Blitz crew to run the Jive nights for them.
At the time of writing there is no confirmation of who will be the resident teachers nor what response Blitz will be taken. The impact on dancers is unclear at the moment though eye-witnesses reported several Blitz crew members being visibly upset by the surprise change.
On8 is currently contacting all parties to establish the facts before publishing a full report next Saturday, including a full account of the events on the night, which included two security guards being involved!