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Major Events - Diary Dates

Dinner Dance - Saturday 22nd March 2014    Hunter Valley - Friday 4th to 6th April 2014
Championships
- 6th to 8th June 2014    
Winter Mega Dance Party - Saturday 9th August 2014
Ceroc Ball - Saturday 8th November 2014    Summer Mega Dance Party - Saturday 6th December 2014

 
NSW Ceroc Modern Jive & West Coast Swing Championships
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th June 2014
PLUS Extra Workshops on Monday 9th June

With around 250 competitors across two days of competitions, the annual championships is one of the entertainment highlights of our year! 

Whether you're a competitor or a spectator, this amazing spectacular of dance talent is sure to inspire you all weekend long!  With amazing dancing and choreography from all over Australia and New Zealand, it's an event not to be missed!

Competitor registration is now closed

Spectator Tickets and Party Tickets are still available, however our online system and office is now closed whilst the event is running.  Tickets are currently available for all events on the door at no extra charge.  Check this page for updates throughout the weekend in case a sellout occurs.

 
   
 

This year we are back at the amazing Roundhouse venue at the University of NSW for both days of the competitions!  With a great dance floor and lighting system and only a short taxi ride from the airport it's a great location for both the locals and our interstate visitors. 

Check out the categories available for you to enter below.  And if you're not into getting onto the competition floor, spectator tickets will also be available from April 2014!

   














Friday - Pre Champs Dance Party and Workshop
Club Willoughby, 26 Crabbes Avenue, Willoughby

With a 60 sqm floor extension!
West Coast Swing Workshop with Scott Stuart and Melina Ramirez-Stuart 7pm to 8pm
Click here for a workshop booking form or call (02) 9410 1111 to book
Dance Party 8pm to 11.30pm
DANCE PARTY ENTRY BY PREPAID TICKET ONLY

Why not meet for dinner in the Club Willoughby bistro downstairs (mention you're with CMJ to get 10% discount on main meals) before heading upstairs for competitor registration and the fun of the dance party for some last minute practise for the big weekend!  It's a great night for competitors and social dancers catch up with interstate friends - and a great opportunity to find your potential Dance With A Stranger / Jack n Jill partners!


Saturday - Ceroc Modern Jive Dance Championships
UNSW Roundhouse, Anzac Parade, Kensington


 Confirmed Timetable:
Showcase/Team rehearsals  9.40am to 11am (individual timeslots will be emailed to competitors)

Judges meeting at 10.30am
Doors open for competitors and spectators at 11.00am
Competitions commence at 11.30am
Close at midnight


Sunday - West Coast Swing Dance Championships
UNSW Roundhouse, Anzac Parade, Kensington

This competition is a WSDC and AANCE registered event
 

Guest DJ Ian Lee

Photography by Brad Whelan, sponsored by Swing Dance Downunder

Confirmed Timetable:
Cabaret/Team rehearsals 
9.30am to 10.30am (individual timeslots will be emailed to competitors and team captains)
Judges meeting at 10am
Doors open for competitors and spectators at 10.30am
Competitions commence at 11am
Pre Finals Social Dance TIme with DJ Ian Lee from 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Finals, including cabarets and team performances, commence at approx 3.30pm
Close at 6.30pm



Sunday - Post Championships Dance Party
UNSW Roundhouse, Anzac Parade, Kensington

7pm to midnight 
The biggest party of the year!
Post Championships celebrations and performances with music that will cater for both Modern Jive and West Coast Swing dancers.
Happy Hour from 7pm to 8pm so get there early!
Performances at 9pm - note this is earlier than previous years so don't be late!


Monday - Recovery Workshops and Private Lessons!
Club Willoughby, 26 Crabbes Avenue, Willoughby

West Coast Swing:
12 noon - Brady Stanton (Adelaide)
1pm - Ani Fuller and  Eric Gray (New Zealand)
Modern Jive:
2pm - Ali Rowe and Shaun Diaz (Melbourne)
3pm - Emma Keating and Matt Fairburn (Gold Coast)
4pm - Kirri Robinson and Zac Skinner (Gold Coast)
5pm - Anthony Truong and Amanda Wilson (Sydney)
Click here for a workshop booking form or call (02) 9410 1111 to book

Private lessons are also available with all of the above teachers in a different room at the same location throughout the afternoon.
Private lessons also available with Peter Fradley, Michelle Fletcher, Melina Ramirez-Stuart, and Scott Stuart (West Coast Swing), and Nicky Haslam and Julie Gunn (Modern Jive). 
Call our office on (02) 9410 1111 for available times and rates.
   
Parking close to the Roundhouse at UNSW

Free parking is available in marked bays on the UNSW campus on weekends.  Enter via Gate 2 on High Street.

Alternatively you could find street parking on Anzac Parade or High Street, or park in the NIDA car park on the opposite side of Anzac Parade (enter via Day Avenue).

Click here for a UNSW Campus Map and look for reference E6 for the Roundhouse.

Food and drink at the Roundhouse at UNSW

Hot and cold soft drinks will be available during the day both days and the bar will be available for alcoholic drinks from 5pm. We recommend that you do not drink alcohol if you are dancing, and take this opportunity to remind competitors that disqualification from the competition can occur for unacceptable behaviour (see point 41 of the Modern Jive rules and point 42 of the West Coast Swing rules documents).

Confectionery snacks will be available as well as hot food including gourmet burgers, hot dogs, chips and salads.  Click here to see the burger bar menu.

Coffee and Snack Cart opening times:  11am to 8pm both days
Burger Bar opening times:  from 3pm to 11.30pm on Saturday, from 5pm to 11.30pm on Sunday
Bar opening times:  5pm to 11.30pm both days

HAPPY HOUR at the bar on the Sunday from 7pm to 8pm ($4.50 Vodka mixers, $4 selected beers and house wines)

Bringing your own food and drinks is strictly prohibited. 
   


Competitor Categories:

Ceroc Modern Jive (Saturday):

Dance With A Stranger:  
Beginner
Intermediate <2yrs
Intermediate Plus (>2yrs)
Advanced
Champions

Freestyle
Beginner
Intermediate <2yrs
Intermediate Plus (>2yrs)

Advanced
Champions

Mix n Match

Plus Showcase and Teams

AND NEW THIS YEAR:  Triples! (Limited entries)

West Coast Swing (Sunday):

Jack n Jill: 
Novice; Intermediate; Advanced/All Star

Strictly Swing: 
Novice; Open  

Plus Pro-Am, Cabaret and Teams

All categories are subject to sufficient entrants.

Please note we are not offering a
West Coast Swing Newcomer category this year.




 
   
 


Pricing:

Choose from our weekend package prices (valid until 23rd May 2014) or go "a la carte" and select just the bits you need!
 
Friday Dance Party - $15 - Pre booked tickets only
Modern Jive competitor ticket - $55 (unlimited categories)
West Coast Swing Competitor ticket - $55 (unlimited categories)
Sunday Dance Party - $25
Or all of the above included in a FULL WEEKEND COMPETITOR PASS for only $135 - total saving $15
(by 23rd May 2014)
Or, upgrade to the SUPER WEEKEND PASS to include DVDs of both days for only $225 - total saving $35
(by 23rd May 2014)

WORKSHOPS are $15 per workshop and must be preboooked.  Workshops are not included in the Weekend Passes.
DVDs
include footage of all heats and finals and if purchased individually are $55 per day.  Free postage within Australia.

Spectator tickets are $25 per day
OR, purchase the WEEKEND SPECTATOR PASS including entry for both days PLUS the Sunday night dance party for only $65 (by 23rd May 2014)

We are unable to offer concession discounts to this event.

Please note that discount passes are only available until 23rd May 2014 - after this time tickets will be charged at the individual item prices.

Entries are NOT CONFIRMED until all members of your partnership/team have submitted their entry and payment. 
   
 
Rules and Competitor Information:

It is compulsory for all competitors to read the relevant rules and information:

Modern Jive Rules and Information
West Coast Swing Rules and Information
Breach of Rules Policy
What is Modern Jive and What is West Coast Swing?

Click here for a video production that shows visual content of some of the document "What is Modern Jive and What is West Coast Swing?".  The video explains what Modern Jive is, and the difference between the styles across the two days of the competition.  We recommend that all competitors watch it, particularly those who dance both styles, to see what the judges are looking for.

Please note this video is an independent production created with thanks to Robert Winter and has the support of Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company.  Thank you also to Nicky Haslam and to Allan Skinner and Holly Skinner from Raw Connection West Coast Swing for their assistance in the production. 
   
 

Online Competitor Entry

Entries are on a first come first served basis and must be submitted online no later than Friday 23rd May 2014.

It's very easy to submit your entry:

1.  Firstly ensure you have read the rules of the competition and you are clear on what level you need to enter.  This applies even if you are a seasoned competitor.  Bear in mind not all events follow the same rules and levels.
2.  Set up your personal account with us if you don't already have one (you only need do this once - your account will give you access to booking forms for all CMJ workshops and events in the future).  You will need an email address to do this, and for security reasons you will need to confirm your account by clicking on a link that will be emailed to you.
3.  Complete the online entry form.
4.  Pay for your entry.

Entries are now closed

   

Accommodation:

We suggest that interstaters look at accommodation options in the Kensington, Randwick and Coogee suburbs. 

Kensington and Randwick are both walking distance from the Saturday and Sunday venue and Coogee is a short taxi ride away but it's by the beach, so a great spot!

Coogee Properties: 
The Dive Hotel, right on the beach, rates from $160 per night including continental breakfast and free WIFI. 
(02) 9665 5538

Adina Apartment Hotel, rates from $146 per night using this link and promotion code TH6687997.


 
 

Coaching and Private Lessons:

Private lessons are available to help you prepare for the Championships. 

Contact our office on (02) 9410 1111 for details.

Plus, all of our teachers are available at our class venues for on the spot tips and coaching on championship performance.  Please approach your teacher at your local CMJ class for feedback and advice.


 

Judges:

We take pride in selecting a suitably qualified panel of judges and allocating them fairly and relevantly across the various categories. 

Modern Jive Judges:
Head Judge - Robert Winter (CMJ - Sydney)
Adrian Doczy (danceVibe - Newcastle), Allan Skinner (Le Step on the Coast - Gold Coast), Ali Rowe (Le Bop - Melbourne), Brian Akers (Independent), Donna Brotherson (Independent), Emma Keating (Le Step on the Coast - Gold Coast), Emma Priest (Ceroc Melbourne), Eric Gray (Raw Connection - New Zealand), Karl Jancar (CMJ - Sydney), Kate Foster (CMJ - Sydney), Mick French (Le Step - Brisbane),  Nicky Haslam (CMJ - Sydney), Patryck Allen (CMJ - Sydney), Paul Brotherson (Independent), Scott Stuart (Modern Jive Melbourne)

West Coast Swing Judges:
Head Judge - Melina Ramirez-Stuart (Barefoot Swing  - Melbourne)
Allan Skinner (Raw Connection - Gold Coast), Ani Fuller (Raw Connection - New Zealand), Brady Stanton (Third Foot Adelaide), Charles Gil (Nuroc - Sydney), Clint Glasgow (Anarchy West Coast Swing - Gold Coast), Eric Gray (Raw Connection - New Zealand), Katrina Ostrenski (Raw Connection - Gold Coast), Leanne Landels (WCS Australia - Sydney), Michelle Fletcher (Swing Skool - Sydney), Peter Fradley (Swing Skool - Sydney), Robert Winter (CMJ West Coast Swing - Sydney), Scott Stuart (Barefoot Swing - Melbourne)


 
Sponsors
 
Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Modern Jive Sponsors:
Jomon Architectural Hardware, with thanks to Joe Monorchio - overall event sponsor
Littles Wines - sponsoring Team Cabaret
Le Step, with thanks to Mick French - sponsoring one spot prize competitor to attend Ignite 2014 in Brisbane in October 2014
Maui Jim - sponsoring the winning male and female student in Mix n Match
Pepe's Ducks - overall event sponsor
Victorian Modern Jive Dance Championships (VMJC), with thanks to Deb Cantoni and Caterina Panay-Kuljis - sponsoring one spot prize competitor to attend VMJC in May 2015

West Coast Swing Sponsors:
Australian Open, with thanks to Scott Stuart & Melina Ramirez-Stuart - providing 2014 Australian Open passes to 1st Place Novice Jack n Jill
danceVibe, with thanks to Adrian Doczy - providing 2015 Swing Escape passes to 1st Place Novice Strictly Swing
Nuroc, thanks to Charles & Michelle Gil - providing 2015 Best of the Best Performance Night tickets to 1st Place Advanced/All Star Jack n Jill
Raw Connection, thanks to Allan Skinner - providing 2015 Swingsation passes to 1st Place Intermediate Jack n Jill
Swing Dance Downunder - sponsoring photography by Brad Whelan

Overseas sponsorships:
Austin Swing Dance Championships (AANCE Finals), thanks to Angel & Debbie Figueroa - providing full Weekend Passes to the January 2015 event to 1st place Novice Jack n Jill, Intermediate Jack n Jill, Novice Strictly Swing, and Open Strictly Swing
Palm Springs Dance Classic, thanks to Jay Byam - providing full Weekend Passes for the December 2014 event to 1st to 5th place winners in all Jack n Jill and Strictly Swing categories
Toronto Open Swing/Hustle Championships - providing full Weekend Passes for the July 2014 event to 1st Place Novice and Intermediate Jack n Jill
 
 2013 Event Footage
 
Click on the clips below to see footage of parts of last year's event. 
 
Modern Jive Competition

 
West Coast Swing Competition

 
2014 Event Results

Modern Jive Competition
 
  
Mix n Match (student and teacher combination)
Female Students
1st - Sarah Percival and Patryck Allen (CMJ Sydney)
2nd - Michelle Stewart (Le Step Brisbane) and Matthew Fairburn (Le Step on the Coast)
3rd - Kim Lazenby and Anthony Truong (CMJ Sydney)

Mix n Match (student and teacher combination)
Male Students
1st - Robert Robinson and Nicky Haslam (CMJ Sydney)
2nd - Jayden Walsh and Dani Cosford (CMJ Sydney)
3rd - Tom Smith and Emma Willis (Le Step on the Coast)

Beginner Dance With A Stranger
1st - Jayden Walsh (CMJ Sydney) and Fiona McGregor (Ceroc Perth)
2nd - Hock Siew Goh (Melbourne) and Reasmey Tith (CMJ Sydney)
3rd - Robert Robinson (CMJ Sydney) and Karina Beattie (CMJ Sydney)

Beginner Freestyle
1st - Robert Robinson and Emily Layson (CMJ Sydney)
2nd - Jayden Walsh and Jennifer Lang (CMJ Sydney)
3rd - Joshua Hare and Fiona McGregor (Ceroc Perth)
 
Intermediate <2 years Dance With A Stranger
1st - Ben Seyer (Le Bop Melbourne) and Michelle Stewart (Le Step Brisbane)
2nd - Calvin Eiber (CMJ Sydney) and Sarah Percival (CMJ Sydney)
3rd - Edward Truong (Le Step Brisbane) and Kim Lazenby (CMJ Sydney)

Intermediate <2 years Freestyle
1st - Edward Truong and Michelle Stewart (Le Step Brisbane)
2nd - Alex Keal (New Zealand) and Sarah Percival (CMJ Sydney)
3rd - David Lazenby and Kim Lazenby (CMJ Sydney)

Intermediate Plus Dance With A Stranger
1st - William Wu (CMJ Sydney) and Rebecca Lloyd (Auckland, New Zealand)
2nd - Ben Jury (Le Bop Melbourne) and Tracey Neate (CMJ Sydney)
3rd - Adam Ingerman (CMJ Adelaide) and Lisa Gazan (Le Step Brisbane)

Intermediate Plus Freestyle

1st - William Wu and Natalie Au (CMJ Sydney)
2nd - Tony Schembri and Tracey Neate (CMJ Sydney)
3rd - Sujit Menon (Melbourne) and Jillian Head (Le Bop Melbourne)
 
 
Advanced Dance With A Stranger
1st - Minh Ta (CMJ Sydney) and Helen Guscott (Modern Jive Melbourne)
2nd - Dane Pickering (Central Coast Modern Jive) and Lucilla Ronai (CMJ Sydney and Melbourne)
3rd - Jon Ham (Melbourne) and Adele Sutton (CMJ Sydney)

Advanced Freestyle
1st - Gavin Rudd (CMJ Sydney) and Lucilla Ronai (CMJ Sydney and Melbourne)
2nd - Paul Feitz and Roz Hicks (CMJ Sydney)
3rd - David Mun and Anne Dang (Le Bop Melbourne)
 
Champions Dance With A Stranger
1st - Anthony Truong (CMJ Sydney) and Dani Cosford (CMJ Sydney)
2nd - Shaun Diaz (Melbourne) and Jess Sweeny (Le Step Brisbane)
3rd - Dan Rippon (Ceroc Waitako, New Zealand) and Kirri Robinson (Le Step on the Coast)

Champions Freestyle
1st - Dan Rippon and Debbie Keal (Ceroc Waikato / New Zealand)
2nd - Shaun Diaz (Melbourne) and Ali Rowe (Le Bop Melbourne)
3rd - Clint Glasgow and Emma Keating (Le Step on the Coast)
 
Triples
1st - Casey Fowler (Queensland), Charlie Cowie (Sydney) and Emma Priest (Ceroc Melbourne)
2nd - Zac Skinner, Matthew Fairburn and Emma Keating (Le Step on the Coast)
3rd - Minh Ta, Ming Sim and Rose De Rota (CMJ Sydney)


Showcase

1st - Proud Mary - Helen Guscott and Scott Stuart (Modern Jive Melbourne)
2nd - Summer Jam - Amanda Wilson and Anthony Truong (CMJ Sydney)
3rd - Dark Horse - Emma Keating and Matthew Fairburn (Le Step on the Coast)

Teams
1st - Blurred Lines (CMJ Sydney)
2nd - Let Her Go (Le Bop Melbourne)
3rd - Can't Believe It (Le Step on the Coast)

West Coast Swing Competition

Pro Am (student and teacher combination)
Female Students
1st - Debbie Keal and Eric Gray
2nd - Kate Herdman and Eric Gray
3rd - Helen Guscott and Scott Stuart


Pro Am (student and teacher combination)
Male Students
1st - Jon Ham and Kylie Davey
2nd - Chris Pugmire and Ani Fuller
3rd -
Jure Lucic and Elysia Somerfield

Novice Jack n Jill
1st - Josh Maynard and Emma Priest
2nd - Mark Hodges and Debbie Keal
3rd - Jon Ham and Fiona Raphael

Intermediate Jack n Jill
1st - Anthony Truong and Elysia Somerfield
2nd - Casey Fowler and Jess Sweeny
3rd - Ian Lee and Kirri Robinson

Advanced/All Star Jack n Jill
1st - Zac Skinner and Kylie Davey
2nd - Charles GIl and Kate Foster
3rd - Eric Gray and Maddy Platts

Novice Strictly Swing
1st - Matthew Fairburn and Emma Priest
2nd - Chris Pugmire and Kate Herdman
3rd - Jonathan Ham and Helen Guscott


Open Strictly Swing
1st - Eric Gray and Ani Fuller
2nd - Allan Skinner and Maddy Platts
3rd - Brady Stanton and Kate Foster


Open Strictly Swing - Rising Star Awards
Thomas Reardon and Allison Davies

Cabaret
1st - Rather Be - Zac Skinner and Kylie Davey
2nd - 'It's Raining Men' - Brady Stanton and Peter Fradley
3rd - All Of Me
- Clint Glasgow and Elysia Somerfield


 
 
 
 
 
What’s Happening
in July and August?
 

 For full details plus a list of our major events in the next 12 months, see our Events Page

 
Saturday 26th July
Marrickville Dance Party
 
Friday 1st August
Kirrawee Dance Party
 
Saturday 2nd August
Workshops: 
Hitting The Hits

&
Advanced Concepts
 
Saturday 2nd August
Willoughby Dance Party
 
Saturday 9th August
Petersham Town Hall MEGA Dance Party
 
Friday 15th August
West Coast Swing Party @ Willoughby
 
Saturday 16th August
Workshops:
Intro To Ceroc
&
Secret Women's Business
 
Saturday 16th August
Concord Dance Party
YELLOW SUNSHINE THEME
 
Saturday 23rd August
Ashfield Dance Party
 
Friday 29th August
Julie T's 'Just Dance' Party @ Rosehill
 
Saturday 30th August
West Ryde Dance Party
 
 
 
 
 
 

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