Championships

ACDC-logo-draftThe Australian Ceroc Dance Championships

Friday 5th June to Sunday 7th June 2020

The Grand Ballroom at Bankstown Sports Club
8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown, Sydney

Competitor entries open March 2020
Spectator & Party Tickets On The Door

 

With over 200 competitors across two days of competitions, plus three great dance parties open to both social and competitive dancers alike, our annual championships weekend is one of the highlights of the year!

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

The Venue

The Grand Ballroom at Bankstown Sports Club was a hit for our first event there in 2017 with our HUGE DANCE FLOOR at over 300sqm, lots of space for competitor and spectator seating, great aircon, hundreds of free undercover parking spaces, and 13 restaurants and bars open until 6am.

In addition there’s the Travelodge Hotel right above the Ballroom, so why not make a weekend of it?

See Getting There and Accommodation for more details.

The Schedule

More details on our new format coming in 2020.  In summary, this year the event will have TWO DAYS of Ceroc Modern Jive competitions, and three Dance Parties.  And a sleep in on Monday as it’s the long weekend!

Ticket Prices

Coming in 2020

The Competition Categories

More details coming in 2020 on some NEW CATEGORIES, but in the meantime here’s a list of what we did last year:

FreestyleBeginner - Intermediate - Intermediate Plus - Advanced - Champions
Dance With A StrangerLevels as above, judged as individuals until the final when matched with a randomly selected partner
Over 40s FreestyleBoth halves of the partnership must be Intermediate Plus level and over 40 years young (and may also enter Intermediate Plus Freestyle but with a different partner)
TriplesOpen level, any gender combination of one leader and two followers
Pro Am (aka Mix n Match)One Teacher or Champions qualified dancer plus one student no higher than 2 years experience. Partnerships must not have competed together before (exception made for interstate competitors – please read the rules document).
ShowcaseOne couple with their chosen music and choreography (min 2.5 mins, max 4 mins)
Team CabaretMinimum 3 couples with their chosen music and synchronised choreography (min 2.5 mins, max 4 mins)

The Judges

We pride ourselves on selecting the finest judges and taking care to ensure there is no conflict of interest on the panel at any time in terms of judging family members or entries choreographed by judges etc.  Click here to see our judging panels from 2019.  2020 panels to be confirmed.

The Sponsors

We can’t run this event without the help of our fabulous sponsors.  Click here to see our list of supporters and make sure you visit their website and give them some business!

The Really Important Stuff

The venue has 13 reasonably priced bars and restaurants downstairs, plus there is a bar right outside our ballroom that will be open each evening. Please be reminded that drinking and dancing is generally not a good combination.  Anyone considered to be behaving inappropriately or to be under the influence of alcohol or other substance which may cause harm or offence will be asked to leave the venue, and in the case of competitors, will be disqualified from the competition.

The History

This will be our 30th Ceroc Championships event in Sydney, and the first year of our new format and new name.  Previously our name was the NSW Ceroc Modern Jive and West Coast Swing Dance Championships or CMJ Champs for short – now it’s a much easier Australian Ceroc Dance Championships, already affectionately known as ACDC!

Click here to see last year’s results, check out the video montage below, and this year get out of the house, away from the YouTube screen, and come and see it all live!