What Is Ceroc?
Ceroc, originally from France and then made popular in UK, is a modern form of jive. It’s a smooth and stylish dance blending jive, ballroom and swing to make a fun modern partner dance enjoyed by people of all ages. With its versatility of styling and simple movements, it appeals to all tastes and it can be danced to any music with a steady beat from 40s swing to modern Top 40 hits.
We think it’s one of the easiest partner dance styles you can learn – come along to one of our Ceroc Sydney dance classes and put our theory to the test! Classes operate on a weekly basis, so, unlike that gym membership that’s been sitting there unused since you paid for it, there’s no need to sign up for a course! Just turn up any week and you’ll fit right into the beginner dance class, probably with a number of other first timers too.
There’s no need to bring a partner – we rotate you around to different partners during the class, although if you do want to stay with your own partner that’s fine too. These rules can of course change at any time depending on the current Covid climate.
* Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
Here’s what some of our students said about their Ceroc & Modern Jive experience:
Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company is proud to have been involved in the Cancer Council’s “Dancing With The City Stars”, where our Director Julie Gunn coached Olympic Swimming Champion Daniel Kowalski all the way to another gold medal to add to his collection!
Julie and Daniel raised almost $4,500 for the Cancer Council during this event. View Julie and Daniel’s winning routine on Youtube here.
About Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company
Nicky’s natural dance ability and creative talents set the foundations for Ceroc dancing in Australia, and the style has now evolved and embraced many other influences and talents to become what it is today. In 2008, so that she could focus on her family life, Nicky sold Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company to her close friend and teacher of the previous 12 years, Julie Gunn.
Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company, commonly known as ‘CMJ’, has been going strong ever since with Julie at the helm and Nicky continuing to work very closely in the business.
In November 2013 Julie expanded CMJ by purchasing Ceroc Australia, the business that Mark Harding established and successfully operated for 14 years following the split of the previous business partnership in 1999. Mark Harding and Nicky Haslam continue to be recognised and respected as the originators of Ceroc in Sydney, and they are both pleased to see it now back as one united community under the directorship of Julie Gunn and Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company.