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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 Workshops Day 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 entries will open in April 2014.

 
 

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

West Coast Swing Workshop with Scott Stuart and Melina Ramirez-Stuart 7pm to 8pm
Dance Party 8pm to 11.30pm

 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


ESTIMATED Timetable (to be confirmed):
Showcase/Team rehearsals approx 10am to 11am (depending on numbers)

Judges meeting at 11am
Doors open for competitors and spectators at 11.30am
Competitions commence at 12 noon
Close at midnight


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

This competition is a WSDC and AANCE registered event
with Guest DJ Ian Lee

ESTIMATED Timetable (to be confirmed):
Cabaret/Team rehearsals approx
10am to 11am (depending on numbers)
Judges meeting at 11am
Doors open for competitors and spectators at 11.30am
Competitions commence at 12 noon
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.


Monday - Recovery Workshops!
Club Willoughby, 26 Crabbes Avenue, Willoughby

12 noon to 6pm
3 x 50 minute Modern Jive Workshops
3 x 50 minute West Coast Swing Workshops
with interstate and international teachers - watch this space for more details coming soon!
   
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. 

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.

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

Strictly Swing: 
Novice; Open  

Plus Pro-Am, Cabaret and Teams

All categories are subject to sufficient entrants.

Please note we are not now offering the Newcomer
category that was listed on our advertising flyer
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)

Sorry, 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 - coming soon
West Coast Swing Rules and Information - coming soon
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.

   

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!

Watch this space for some accommodation suggestions and deals coming in 2014.


 
 

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 across the various categories.  Below is a list of our judges at the 2013 event:

Modern Jive Judges (2013):
Head Judge - Robert Winter (CMJ - Sydney)
Adrian Doczy (danceVibe - Newcastle), Allan Skinner (Le Step on the Coast - Gold Coast), Brian Akers (Independent), Charlie Cowie (Independent), Donna Brotherson (Independent), Emma Willis (Le Step on the Coast - Gold Coast), Emma Priest (Ceroc Melbourne), Eric Gray (Raw Connection - New Zealand), Jason Sullivan (Move Your Body - Gold Coast), Kate Brian (Ceroc Perth), Kate Foster (CMJ - Sydney), Kent Willis (Le Step on the Coast - Gold Coast), Mick French (Le Step - Brisbane),  Nicky Haslam (CMJ - Sydney), Paul Brotherson (Independent), Sarah Birtles (Le Bop - Melbourne), Sean Kavanagh (Ceroc Australia - Sydney)

West Coast Swing Judges (2013):
Head Judge - Peter Fradley (Swing Skool)
Allan Skinner (Raw Connection - Gold Coast), Brady Stanton (Third Foot Adelaide), Charles Gil (Nuroc - Sydney), Clint Glasgow (Independent), Eric Gray (Raw Connection - NZ), Leanne Landels (WCS Australia - Sydney), Michelle Fletcher (Swing Skool), Robert Winter (CMJ West Coast Swing - Sydney)


 
 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

 
2013 Event Results

Modern Jive Competition
 
  
Mix n Match (student and teacher combination)
Female Students
1st - Victoria Upton and Patryck Allen (Ceroc Australia Sydney and CMJ Sydney)
2nd - Helen Fifoot and Mick French (Le Step Brisbane)
3rd - Clare Plumer and Matthew Fairburn (Le Step Brisbane and Le Step on the Coast)

Mix n Match (student and teacher combination)
Male Students
1st - William Wu and Julie Gunn (CMJ Sydney)
2nd - Willis Fell-Gordon and Nicky Haslam (CMJ Sydney)
3rd - Mohsen Hassani and Emma Willis (Le Step on the Coast)

Beginner Dance With A Stranger
1st - William Wu (CMJ Sydney) and Melanie Naughtin (Move Your Body, Gold Coast)
2nd - Daniel Moore (Ceroc Perth) and Michelle Stewart (Le Step Brisbane)
3rd - Garrett Heinlen (CMJ Sydney) and Tara Carroll (Ceroc Perth)

Beginner Freestyle
1st - William Wu and Michelle Stewart (CMJ Sydney and Le Step Brisbane)
2nd - Richard Lomax and Melanie Naughtin (Move Your Body - Gold Coast)
3rd - Daniel Moore and Tara Carroll (Ceroc Perth)
 
Intermediate <2 years Dance With A Stranger
1st - Gabriel Bizcarra (CMJ Sydney) and Victoria Upton (Ceroc Australia Sydney)
2nd - Richard Aplin (Ceroc Australia/CMJ Sydney) and Jillian Head (Ceroc Melbourne)
3rd - Matthew Grevett (Queensland) and Helen Fifoot (Le Step Brisbane)

Intermediate <2 years Freestyle
1st - Gabriel Bizcarra and Deb Ashcroft (CMJ Sydney and Canberra Dance Company)
2nd - Nick Dimovski and Hadas Danziger (Le Bop Melbourne)
3rd - Michael McGuiness and Helen Fifoot (Le Step Brisbane)

Intermediate Plus Dance With A Stranger
1st - Ali Soleymani (Le Step on the Coast) and Allison Davis (Le Step Brisbane)
2nd - Nathan Sawley (CMJ Adelaide) and Nikky Button (CMJ Adelaide)
3rd - Lukas van de Merwe (Auckland Central) and Kristy Shayler (Ceroc Australia/CMJ Sydney)

Intermediate Plus Freestyle

1st - Ryan Somerfield and Victoria Upton (CMJ Sydney and Ceroc Australia Sydney)
2nd - David Mun and Anne Dang (Le Bop Melbourne)
3rd - Daniel Connell and Kimberley Voss (Canberra Dance Company)
 
 
Advanced Dance With A Stranger
1st - Matthew Fairburn (Le Step on the Coast) and Emily Bowly (Le Bop Melbourne)
2nd - Anthony Truong (CMJ Sydney) and Tanya Gourlay (Le Step Brisbane)
3rd - Scott Paynter (Ceroc Christchurch) and Amanda Wilson (CMJ Sydney)

Advanced Freestyle
1st - Matthew Fairburn and Dani Cosford (Le Step on the Coast and CMJ Sydney)
2nd - Anthony Truong and Amanda Wilson (CMJ Sydney)
3rd - Aaron Edwards and Julia Robete (Le Step on the Coast and Le Step Brisbane)
 
Champions Dance With A Stranger
1st - Zac Skinner (Le Step on the Coast) and Jess Sweeny (Le Step Brisbane)
2nd - Ajay Ranipeta (CMJ Sydney) and Emma Willis (Le Step on the Coast)
3rd - Atul Choudhary (Le Step on the Coast) and Katie Cooling (Le Step Brisbane)

Champions Freestyle
1st - Zac Skinner and Kirri Robinson (Le Step on the Coast)
2nd - John Hughes and Emma Willis (Le Step on the Coast)
3rd - Scott Paynter and Jess Sweeny (Ceroc Christchurch and Le Step Brisbane)
 
Showcase
1st - Titanium - Amanda Wilson and Anthony Truong (CMJ Sydney)
2nd - Beautiful Monster - Anne Dang and David Mun (Le Bop Melbourne)
3rd - Falling to Pieces - Kate Brian and Justin Ritchie (Ceroc Perth)

Showcase placings were awarded with a statement that the judging panel considered all entries to have insufficient Modern Jive content in accordance with the rules (70% minimum required).  Competitors have been advised they can seek feedback from the judges regarding this.

Teams
1st - Back In Time (Le Step on the Coast)
2nd - Funky Cold Medina (Ceroc Melbourne)
3rd - Call Me Maybe (CMJ Sydney)

West Coast Swing Competition

Pro Am (student and teacher combination)
Female Students
1st - Eric Gray and Kelly Wright
2nd - Zac Skinner and Allison Davies
3rd - Clint Glasgow and Simone Gibbs


Pro Am (student and teacher combination)
Male Students
1st - Anthony Truong and Kate Foster
2nd - Chris Schneider and Kylie Davey
3rd - Andy Fernandes and Louise Capps


Newcomer Jack n Jill

1st - Matthew Ross and Debora Ashcroft
2nd - Kiet Nguyen and Leah Styles
3rd - Richard Aplin and Kristy Shayler

Novice Jack n Jill
1st - Anthony Truong and Kelly Wright
2nd - Chris Schneider and Jess Sweeny
3rd - Mervin Almeida and Tarlia Gee

Novice Strictly Swing
1st - Mervin Almeida and Jess Sweeny
2nd - Chris Schneider and Tarlia Gee
3rd - Adam Niland and Kelly Wright

Intermediate Jack n Jill
1st - Zac Skinner and Kylie Davey
2nd - Charles Gil and Eve Saucier
3rd - Allan Skinner and Emma Collyer

Intermediate Strictly Swing
1st - Zac Skinner and Emma Collyer
2nd - Charles Gil and Kylie Davey
3rd - Allan Skinner and Eve Saucier

Open Strictly Swing
1st - Zac Skinner and Michelle Fletcher
2nd - Eric Gray and Kylie Davey
3rd - Clint Glasgow and Louise Temple

Cabaret
1st - Brady Stanton and Kylie Davey
2nd - Charles Gil and Janet Bradburn
3rd - Clint Glasgow and Jessica Winsor




 
 
 
 
What’s Happening in
April?
 

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

 
Friday 4th April
Kirrawee Dance Party
 
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th April
Hunter Valley Weekend
 
Friday 11th April
West Coast Swing
Dance Party
 
Saturday 12th April
Own It Workshop
 
Saturday 12th April
Chatswood Dance Party
 
Sunday 13th April
Progress to Intermediate Workshop
 
Saturday 19th April
Concord Dance Party
Easter Theme
 
Saturday 26th April
Ashfield Dance Party 
 

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