Our Teachers

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Adam

I love Ceroc because it’s fun, you get to dance to cool music and it’s a great way to meet people and keep fit.

I also love seeing the positive changes it can make to people’s lives like it has to mine.

In my ‘other life’ I’m a Social Worker, and on weekends I love rollerblading, golf, bike riding, fishing, and bushwalking in one of my favorite places, the Blue Mountains.

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Amanda

I love Ceroc because it’s easy to learn, you can dance it to any music, and it’s a great way to meet new people.

Outside of Ceroc my passions are my dogs Rocky and Pebbles, coaching and playing hockey, music, cooking, going to the gym and enjoying the great outdoors.

Anthony

I love this dance because it’s easy to learn, it’s a great way to meet new people, and you get to dance to awesome Top 40 music!

Off the dance floor I love surfing, cooking (and eating!), photography and the gym.

As well as teaching, I enjoy competing, and mentoring other Modern Jivers to do the same.

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Anne

I love the Ceroc style of dance because it allows you to add your own flair, expression and style – that’s what makes it so much fun!

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Ben

I love Ceroc because it’s a fun way of keeping fit and catching up with friends.

By day I’m an Acoustical Engineer and Director of a web monitoring company, so I find Ceroc really relaxing – it works the other side of my brain and takes my mind off a stressful career.

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Clayton

During my time dancing Ceroc I’ve enjoyed meeting so many great people and making lifelong friends around the world. Being a Dad means I’m an enthusiastic amateur junior soccer coach, and in my 9 to 5 life I’m a Facilities Manager.

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David

I love Ceroc because it has brought me friendship, fun and fitness since 1997. I love that I’ve had the opportunity to have such an influence on the social direction of someone’s life. After 36 years of soccer, Ceroc has given me a great dance scene that I’d never found before in pubs and clubs.

Ivor

I love Ceroc because it’s it’s a great way to enjoy life and stay young.

As well as teaching Ceroc I also teach Karate and hold a 2nd Dan Blackbelt in Kenpo Freestyle. By day I drive for Sydney Buses and I often cycle to work, so if you live on the northside and see someone laying down and pedalling a three wheeler, it’s me. 

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Janine

I love Ceroc because it’s fun and easy to learn, you can meet lots of great people, it’s great exercise and I LOVE the music!

Off the dance floor, I’m trained as an Occupational Therapist and nowadays I’m kept very busy being a Mum, but I do enjoy finding time for DIY and jewellery making. I’d also really like to learn the ukulele or guitar – one day!

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John

I love Ceroc because it builds confidence and is a great way to meet people. Not to mention it’s a great way to stay in shape!

I get a buzz every time someone learns a new move and has that “wow” look on their face that says “I can do this!”.

When off the dance floor, I work in the Life Insurance industry.

Julie G – Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company Director

I love Ceroc because it makes such a difference to people’s lives. I’ve lost count of how many people have thanked me for giving them the joy of Ceroc – it’s the social aspect and the ease of learning that makes it so achievable and enjoyable – not to mention the opportunity for us girls to wear sparkles every night of the week :)

In my spare time outside of Ceroc, I enjoy expanding my dance knowledge learning other styles, as well as sewing, photography and travel.

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Julie T

I love the social aspect that comes with Ceroc – the coffee club after class on a Monday night is great! I enjoy all the teaching and also hosting my “Just Dance” parties for CMJ.

Outside of Ceroc I’m a Dental Hygienist and I enjoy dog training, skiiing, going to the gym, and my volunteer work for the Pyjama Foundation.

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Kate

I love Ceroc because it’s social, it’s energising and it’s my happy place!

I’m an HR Manager by day and in my spare time I’m all about spending time with friends over a good barista coffee or a cheeky glass of vino!

Kirri

I love that Ceroc Modern Jive is such a versatile dance; it can be as complex or as simple as you want to make it!  The style is constantly evolving as more and more people join and add their flair and experiences to what they learn.

Away from the dance floor I run events, teach and study other dance styles, practise yoga, and travel.

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Louie

Ceroc’s great because it’s easy to learn, fun to do, and you can express yourself to a variety of music.

When I’m not on the dance floor or behind the DJ booth I’m an Operations Consultant and a busy father of 3 boys.

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Nicky

Ceroc is my passion because it’s easy to learn, adaptable, versatile, stylish, and it keeps you fit – it’s the dance for everyone!

Since handing over ownership of Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company to Julie Gunn in 2008, I now enjoy having the time to pursue my other hobbies of running, swimming, reading and going out for dinner and to the movies. But I’ll always love Ceroc the most!

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Patryck

I love Ceroc because it enables you to express yourself in different ways and because it has a great worldwide dance community.

When I’m not teaching Ceroc, I am a Management Consultant and a keen cricket fan.

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Robert

I don’t teach very often now – I like to consider it “semi retirement” so that I can pursue my love of history and photography (you’ll more often find me behind the camera at dance events rather than on the dance floor now). But when I do teach, I love helping aspiring dancers achieve their goals – whether that be to win a World Championship or to just have an enjoyable groove on the social floor with friends – Modern Jive is for everyone!

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Roz

I’ve been dancing Ceroc since 2007 and I love everything about it! I just love the fun, the fitness and the funkiness!

Outside of Ceroc I’m a performer by trade, and my main job is as a Puppeteer and Writer for a Christian group called Quiz Worx.

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Scott

I love Ceroc because it’s so easy to learn and you can look good on the dance floor really quickly!

When I’m not dancing, I’m a Technical Analyst during the week, and a Soccer Manager on the weekend.

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Steve

I love Ceroc because it’s easy to learn, it’s danced to modern music and you get to meet new people.

I started dancing Ceroc in New Zealand in 1998, and am taking life a bit more easily now after years of performing, judging and DJing. During the day I’m a Lighting Support Engineer.

Teacher of the Year

In 2010 we launched our annual Teacher of the Year Award. Winners of this award are decided by Director Julie Gunn, based on demonstration of exceptional commitment to their passion for teaching for Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company, their team work ethic, and their support of company events.

2010 – Kate Foster
2011 – Gary Capell
2012 – Julie Turner
2013 – Louie Raish
2014 – Nicky Haslam
2015 - Patryck Allen
2016-sue-love-teacher2016 - Sue Love