DanceMania in the Hunter Valley
Cypress Lakes Resort
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August 2016

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Don’t miss out on DanceMania, a great weekend of dancing and socialising – one of the highlights of the Ceroc year!

All the action takes place at Cypress Lakes Resort in the Hunter Valley, just over 2 hours north of Sydney. With luxury resort facilities on site and the wineries nearby, you can mix your dancing in with some relaxing in your villa, and perhaps even some tennis, golf and wine tasting too!

Click here to see how much fun we had at DanceMania 2015!



FREE $20 GIFT VOUCHER from Glamour Dance for the first 30 people to book & pay in full

Bookings close 24th July 2016 unless sold out prior -
we’re aiming for a fairly even balance of males/females, so bookings may close for one gender before the other.




The Weekend Itinerary will be released closer to the event.

If you’re making travel plans and you don’t want to miss anything, plan on getting there late afternoon on Friday and leaving around 4.30pm Sunday.

See the “Getting There” section below for info on travel times from Sydney Airport.


Our Interstate Modern Jive Guest Teachers this year are Dan Rippon and Debbie Keal from New Zealand, and Zac Skinner from the Gold Coast partnering with Kirri Robinson now based in Sydney!

Dan Debbie Zac Kirri smallDan and Debbie wowed us all last year at the CMJ Championships and will be back on the comp scene again this year so we’re really excited that they will be sharing some of their secrets with us in their classes at DanceMania.  They are a joy to watch and to dance with – last year at the Post Champs Party it was a delight to hear someone say “I danced with Debbie Keal!  I’m not going to wash my hands for a WEEK!”

Zac and Kirri used to be a dance partnership before Kirri moved down to Sydney, and even though Zac competes and teaches with the fabulous Emma Keating now (who taught for us at DanceMania last year), he’s making a comeback with Kirri just for us!  Zac and Kirri were very popular a couple of years ago when they taught together at DanceMania, so we’re thrilled to have them back on the team again this year.

As well as Dan, Debbie, Zac and Kirri, we’ve also got Allan Skinner teaching a West Coast Swing class and DJing the late night tunes in the second dance party room on the Saturday night.  Plus we’ve got Donna Brotherson back (can she top last year’s All About That Bass routine we wonder…?!) as well as Nicky Haslam, Robert Winter and Julie Gunn.  Plus we have a couple of Ballroom and Argentinian Tango classes to give you a taste of some other dance styles.


Due to event numbers we are unable to offer the Winery Tour and Golf Clinic option this year.  Why not get a group together and organise a self-drive tour to the local wineries?  Golf bookings can be made directly with Cypress Lakes.


Accommodation and Venue

Accommodation is in 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas for two, four and six people with various bed configurations for singles and couples, and all the dancing takes place on site so you can either walk down to the dance venue or if you want to save your energy for the dance floor, just call reception and hop on the next shuttle bus!

Villa configurations are as follows, so if you have a group of friends it’s good to get organised early and block out a whole villa for your group (it’s cheaper that way too – read on for pricing). For solo travellers and anyone with a group of less than four, we’ll put you in a room/villa with some other lovely people.


3 Bedroom Villa (5 to 6 people) – any combination of King Beds and Single Beds.
There is one ensuite bathroom in the master bedroom, and one bathroom shared between the other two bedrooms, plus there is an additional separate toilet.

2 Bedroom Villa (3 to 4 people) – any combination of King Beds and Single Beds.
Both bedrooms have an ensuite plus there is an additional separate toilet.

1 Bedroom Villa (1 to 2 people) – 1 x Queen Bed (no single bed options)

All villas have a lounge/dining area plus full kitchen and laundry.

Availability on each villa type is limited so it is important to book early to get the villa that you want. If you are booking on either the Lucky Dip or Single Room option – the earlier you book, the better chance you will have of being given an ensuite room. 


Check In and Check Out Times:

On arrival, check in at the Resort Reception and get access to your room any time from 2pm onwards.

Check out time on Sunday is 10am (contact Cypress Lakes directly for late checkout options – fees apply) but there will still be plenty of dancing to be done, so of course you will still have access to the resort for the rest of the day.


Flying Solo?

Hunter14soloIf you’re new to Ceroc or even if you’ve been around for a while but you’re booking by yourself, don’t worry, you’ll find plenty of friends over the weekend!

Our staff will be aware of who has booked by themselves and will make extra special effort to ensure you’re looked after.

If you would like us to help you find a travel buddy for the drive up from Sydney, please do put that in the “Special Requests” section of your booking form and we’ll do our best to find other singles to travel up together and share the petrol costs. But if you do decide to come up by yourself, read the “Getting There” section below, and the link to detailed directions. Or of course go the modern technology option and just ask Google Maps to get you there :)

For accommodation, you have three options:

Hunter14classMost singles choose the most economical ‘Lucky Dip’ option where we’ll match you with a room mate of the same gender in a Two or Three Bedroom Villa with other people. Or, if you would prefer to have the privacy of your own bedroom, you can choose the more expensive Single Room option and you’ll be given your own room in either a 2 or 3 Bedroom Villa with other people. In both of the above scenarios we can’t guarantee an ensuite bathroom though – it MAY be a case of sharing between 4 people. Or, there’s the super premium luxury option of a whole One Bedroom Single Villa to yourself if you’re willing to pay the price (not many people do that though).


Pricing and Inclusions

Hunter14formalWe’ve worked very hard to keep prices low again for you this year, despite some significant increases from the venue. By far the best value option is to organise a group of 6 people for a 3 Bedroom Villa at $360 per person. Please however note that there are a limited number of all villa types available, so to get the price you want, you will need to book early.

All Weekend Passes (apart from ‘Sleep n Social’) include the following:

Sausage Sizzle & Salad Lunch on Saturday
Formal Dinner on Saturday Night – champagne on arrival plus a one course buffet dinner
Access to all classes and dance parties
Access to resort facilities


Please note that you must have your group finalised before booking in order to qualify for any of the Group prices.  If you do not have the relevant amount of names on your booking, all guests in your villa will be required to pay the higher price applicable to a smaller group.

1. Group of Six People – 3 Bedroom Villa with one ensuite, plus one shared bathroom, plus one separate toilet
$360 per person

2.  Group of Five People - 3 Bedroom Villa with one ensuite, plus one shared bathroom, plus one separate toilet
$395 per person

3. Group of Four People – 2 Bedroom Villa with two ensuites
$395 per person

4. Group of Three People - 2 Bedroom Villa with two ensuites
$460 per person (please note groups of 3 people can choose the cheaper Lucky Dip option below however there is no guarantee that you will be kept together)

5. Group of Two – Couples who don’t want to be matched with other people – 1 Bedroom Villa (1 x Queen Bed configuration only)
$485 per person


6. Individuals or Groups of less than 6 who want to be matched with other people (Lucky Dip*)
$395 per person
(please note this will be in either a 2 or 3 bedroom villa and an ensuite is not guaranteed – book early for your best chance!)


7. Singles who want their own room guaranteed
$590 per person
(please note this will be in either a 2 or 3 bedroom villa and an ensuite is not guaranteed – book early for your best chance!)

8. Singles who want their own room AND their own villa – 1 Bedroom Villa
$780 per person

We recommend that solo guests consider the more economical Lucky Dip option and we’ll match you with someone of the same gender.


9. ‘Sleep n Social’ Pass** – $325 per person
Inclusive of ‘Lucky Dip’ accommodation, Friday Dance Party, Saturday Lunch, Saturday Formal Dinner, and Saturday Dance Parties (2 rooms). Exclusive of any classes and exclusive of Sunday. No eligibility for the Free Prize Draw on Sunday.
Please note there is limited number of 20 Passes available – once sold out you will need to book a Full Weekend Pass, so, book early.


A DVD of the weekend may be pre ordered at the discounted price of $60 ($65 if ordered at or after the event)


The fabulous resort buffet breakfast is an optional extra. Breakfast vouchers may be pre purchased for one or both days at $20 per person per day. ($35 payable directly to the restaurant if you don’t pre-book a voucher)


* Lucky Dip is for people booking either just for themselves or with one other person, and don’t want the expense of a single room or a 1 Bedroom Villa. People who book Lucky Dip for two people will always be kept together. People who book Lucky Dip for one person can put a request to be with another person – those who don’t do this will be matched with a second person of the same gender, or may be lucky and get a single room (although that’s highly unlikely). In all cases you take a chance on whether you will be in a 2 or 3 bedroom villa and whether or not you will have an ensuite. People wanting a guaranteed room of their own must book and pay for a single room.

** All Sleep n Social Passes are a Lucky Dip arrangement for accommodation – we will always keep two people together if you are booking on the same form, but can’t guarantee whether you will be in a 2 or 3 Bedroom Villa UNLESS you provide us with a group of 4 or 6 people. There are no single room or One Bedroom Villa options on Sleep n Social Passes. It is possible to book a mixture of Full Weekend Pass and Sleep n Social Pass holders in the same villa (however no groups of 3 or 5).


Getting There

Cypress Lakes is just over 2 hours drive north from Sydney Harbour Bridge, however do also allow for Friday traffic.

For those flying in for the event, Cypress Lakes is approximately 170km from Sydney Airport (allow approx 2.5 hrs plus traffic) and approximately 70km from Newcastle Airport (allow approx 1.25 hours plus traffic). Please note that Newcastle Airport has much more limited flight options that Sydney Airport, and it is quite a detour for anyone travelling up from Sydney if you think it might be easy for them to pick you up.

Whether using Sydney or Newcastle Airport we recommend that groups do think about hiring a car as public transport options are very limited (you could get a train to Cessnock and arrange to be picked up from there).

If you’re travelling solo we can certainly put you in touch with others who might want to hire a car as a group, or of course we can try to arrange for one of our friendly locals to pick you up, so let us know when you book what your plans are.

Click here for directions to Cypress Lakes from Sydney.


Shopping at DanceMania!

GlamourdanceYou will have the opportunity to browse the fabulous range of dance shoes and dancewear available from Glamour Dance on SATURDAY only.

Check their website to see their full range and contact them directly should you wish any particular item to be available on the weekend.


The first 30 people to book and pay in full for their DanceMania weekend will receive a FREE $20 GIFT VOUCHER to spend on shoes on the weekend! We’ll let you know whether you got in on the first 30 and then your gift will be given to you by Glamour Dance at the event.


How To Book

All you need is a $100 deposit (or the full amount if you want to claim the Early Bird gift from Glamour Dance) and internet access*.  A second instalment of $150 will be due by 24th April 2016 (so deposits for all bookings made after that date will be $250), and your full balance will be due by 24th July 2016.  If you are booking within one month of the event, the full amount will be required.

The online booking process is very simple and the system is the same one as you may have used before for our other major events. If you have not yet set yourself up with an account on this system, it’s really easy to do – just click the booking link at the bottom of this page and if you don’t already have an account it will prompt you to set one up.

You may book and pay for for two people on one form if you are sharing the same room. Before booking you will need to know your second person’s Email Address, Special Dietary Requirements, and Emergency Contact Name and Number.

Payments can be made by cash, Visa/Mastercard (surcharge applies), Paypal (surcharge applies) or internet bank deposit. Details for Paypal and bank deposits will come up on screen on your online booking form. Credit card payments can be made at our classes or via our office on (02) 9410 1111.

Please read our booking conditions, including our cancellation policy and permission for use of photos and video footage. The Booking Conditions will also be emailed to all guests on receipt of your booking. All guests are required to understand and agree to the Booking Conditions.

*For people who don’t have internet access or don’t like doing online bookings, a paper form may be requested from our office on (02) 9410 1111.