Do I have to bring a partner?
- no partner is required
- but you are welcome to come with a partner or friend
- we swap partners during class
What do I wear to class?
- our dress code is “smart casual”
- you will warm up during class, especially in the summer
- wear shoes you can do a spin in
- avoid spiked heels and tight clothing
- ensure you smell nice and have fresh breath
more at Elements of dance etiquette
When do I start?
- you can start any time!
- at beginner level we teach a new routine each time
- others in the class are very supportive of new people joining
- your teacher will keep an eye out for you
- call us if you have any reservations or questions
How do classes work?
- we start with a gentle warm-up
- you then partner up
- we talk you through one ‘move’ at a time
- later we put some music on
- generally you learn four moves in a beginner class
What dance experience do I need?
- you do not need any dance experience
- our classes are designed for those with two left feet
- the teacher is trained to assess how the material is being absorbed and respond accordingly
- if you have dance experience please try a beginner class first and discuss with your teacher
What is freestyle?
- freestyle is dancing ‘off the cuff’
- the man is leading the woman through a series of ‘moves’ at random
- you are invited to our freestyle and party nights nationwide
- you can join a Ceroc branch email network for info on upcoming events or visit our events page
Moving up to the next level
- please attend ten to fifteen beginner classes first
- you must master timing, cross pressure, lead / follow and for the girls, spins
- ask your teacher about getting an assessment
- attend a ‘moving up workshop’ first
- to enter advanced classes you must be a confident freestyler, master double-speed spins and some drops
When can I enter competitions?
- fun regional competitions are held across the country for any level dancer to enter
- check with the organisers about entry
Eight safety tips for Ceroc dancers
- the floor is for dancing, walk around the edge of the dance floor rather than trying to thread your way through the dancers
- take off sharp rings, bracelets, hair pieces and keep your nails short
- if you are sharing, learning or practicing new moves, do it off to the side of the dance floor
- if the dance floor is crowded, do not take up excessive space or travel from area to area, look around and behind you so you don’t crash into others
- air steps (aerials) & lifts are for competitions and performances only and are banned from the social dance floor, never lift without permission
- do not drink and dance, if you have had too much to drive, you’ve had too much to dance
- make sure your breath is fresh and use a deodorant
- manage your wellbeing; drink plenty of liquids at long sessions, wear suitable shoes and check out our first aid kit for minor injuries