CEROC PERTH FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
All you need to know to start dancing in Perth!
Ceroc / Club Jive is based on Rock & Roll which was first introduced into France by the American GI's at the end of the Second World War.
Once Europeans commenced to dance 'Disco' and separate from their partners, the French continued to partner dance and developed their own less structured style.
In the early 80's the style crossed the channel and was taken up in London, from there it has spread around the globe. Ceroc / Modern Jive has continued to develop it's own unique style blending Latin, Jive, Salsa, Rock and Roll, Funk and Dirty Dancing together to create a fun, adaptable dance that can be danced to all the great hits of the last 100 years!!
In 1991 Nicky Haslam brought the dance style Ceroc / Modern Jive to Australia from England and the unique, sensual and exciting Aussie Ceroc style is recognised across the Ceroc Modern Jive World.
For many dancers Ceroc / Modern Jive has released the shackles of couples dancing, developing an exciting new expressive style for today, where you can adapt your current styles and dance anywhere (i.e. pubs, clubs, weddings and parties).
Every class is suitable for your first night of dancing!!!
Due to today's busy lifestyle, we don't lock you into block courses so you can pay as you go & begin classes on any night. This allows you to change the night you attend from week to week, you can attend classes up to three times a week or as little as once a month. Obviously the more often you attend the quicker you will learn.
Each night you will learn 3 Beginner level moves, one of which is a revision from the previous week. You will receive 2 classes plus social dance time every night no matter what level dancer you are.
We accommodate for all levels of dancers every night.
No you don't have to bring a partner. We rotate everyone through the class so no one misses out and you get to meet heaps of new people while learning.
No, you don't have to wear special clothing, although comfortable shoes that you can spin in (leather or other similar smooth sole) will make things easier. Joggers should be avoided if possible as they increase twisting in knee and ankle joints which may lead to injury.
Some people dress casually in jeans and T-shirts whilst others dress up or come in their work attire. Most importantly - wear layers that you can take off in winter as you will warm up on the dance floor and dress in cool clothing for the summer.
Please apply deodorant before attending dance classes, however if you forget or don't have the opportunity to go home before attending a class, please use the deodorant provided on the display table. A change of shirt and a hand towel is also advisable for the hot summer months.
The great advantage of Ceroc Modern Jive is you can dance to any music, so you can dance to Top 40's through to your old favourites!