Routine Courses

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Looking for a new challenge in your dancing? Learning a choreographed routine could be your next step!

Each year we offer a number of routine courses, always with an optional performance goal at the end of the course.

Even if you choose not to perform the routine, learning it is a great social experience that gives you the opportunity to get to know dancers from your neighbouring venues, and can be very rewarding for every level of dancer.

 

Other benefits of learning a routine are:

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  • learning those finishing touches that make the advanced couples look great
  • aiding memory retention and increasing your repertoire of moves
  • increasing awareness of and appreciation for musical interpretation on the dance floor
  • appreciating and experiencing better techniques in your dancing
  • social interaction with other dancers learning the same routine
  • gaining confidence through performance that not only helps you in your dancing but in day to day life too!

 

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So, if you’re keen to learn a routine, read on for what’s coming up from your CMJ choreography crew and start looking for a partner. And on that note, check out our “Routine Survival Guide” too – you’ll find it very informative and good advice for those who haven’t learnt a choreographed routine before!

 

Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company prides itself on its high quality routines with thanks to some of the most experienced and creative Modern Jive choreographers in the country:

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RoutineOriginal choreography
1Ecuador1998 Nicky Haslam & Simon de Lisle
2Man, I Feel Like A Woman1999 Nicky Haslam & Steve Taylor-Jones
3The Girls Routine2000 Nicky Haslam
4Tom Jones2000 Maria Vranistas & Marty Bohm
5Moulin Rouge – Can Can2001 Nicky Haslam
6Moulin Rouge – Diamonds2001 Camille Formston, Emily Howard & Julie Gunn
7Moulin Rouge – El Tango2001 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
8Moulin Rouge – Lady Marmalade2001 Nicky Haslam & Julie Gunn
9Moonlight2001 Camille Formston & Simon Borland
10Disco Inferno2002 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
11Hero2002 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
12Hollywood Medley2002 Julie Gunn & Adam Niland; Emily Howard; Helena Georgopoulos & Jon Ham; Louie & Andrea Raish
13Jetset Armani2002 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
14Titanic2002 Julie Gunn & Adam Niland
15C’est Toi2003 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
16Chicago – Razzle Dazzle2003 Camille Formston, Hamish Johnstone, Tova Ducker, Terry Furness
17Chicago – Roxie2003 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
18Chicago – All That Jazz2003 Camille Formston & Hamish Johnstone
19Disco2004 Julie Gunn & Adam Niland
20Kylie2004 Camille Formston & Gary Capell
21Michael Jackson2004 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
22Party On2004 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
23Principles of Lust2004 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
241,2 Step2005 Camille Formston & Brian Handisides
25Ceroc ‘n’ Roll2005 Nicky Haslam & Charles Gil
26Love Potion2005 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
27Secret (West Coast Swing)2005 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
28Spooky Shoes2005 Julie Gunn & Adam Niland
29The Way We Move2005 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
30You’re The Boss2005 Tova Ducker & Terry Furness
31Gentlemen2006 Julie Gunn & Adam Niland
32Love Is2006 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter; Julie Gunn & Adam Niland
33Music2006 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
34Party (West Coast Swing)2006 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
35Everything Buble2007 Julie Gunn & Adam Niland
36Fergalicious2007 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
37Grace Kelly2007 Louise Capps & David Greenwood
38Rock This Party2007 Camille Formston & Dave Pinn
393 Minutes2008 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
40Don’t Stop2008 Camille Formston & Louie Raish
41Hooked2008 Julie Gunn & Adam Niland
42Thriller (Funk)2009 Camille Formston & Louie Raish
43Hot n Cold2009 Deanna Rolfe & Jon Ham
44Cirque2009 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
45Freeze Forever2009 Julie Gunn & Adam Niland
46Tik Tok2010 Julie Gunn & Adam Niland
47You Got It2010 Janet Bradburn & Gary Capell
48Release Me2010 Julie Gunn & Adam Niland
49Raise Your Glass2011 Nicky Haslam & Ajay Ranipeta
50Own This Club2011 Kate Foster & Patryck Allen
51Breathe2011 Julie Gunn & Adam Niland
52Call Me Maybe2012 Julie Gunn & Adam Niland
53Planets2012 Kate Foster & Adrian Doczy
54Hero – 2012 Style!2012 Nicky Haslam & Robert Winter
55Kiss2013 Julie Gunn & Adam Niland
56Scream & Shout2013 Charlotte Cowie & Patryck Allen
57Feel This Moment2013 Julie Gunn & Louie Raish
58Blurred Lines2014 Nicky Haslam & William Wu
59Timber2014 Julie Gunn & Adam Niland
60Jersey Boys Medley2014 Nicky Haslam & Nathan Walsh
61Counting Stars2014 Kate Foster & Patryck Allen
62Lola – re-release in 2014!2014 Tania & Bill Hannan, Susan & Colin Titmuss
63Heaven2014 Julie Gunn & Louie Raish
64Uptown Funk2015 Nicky Haslam & William Wu
65Dear Future Husband2015 Tania & Bill Hannan, Susan & Colin Titmuss
66Spectrum Medley2015 Adam Niland, Julie Gunn, Louie Raish, Roz Hicks, William Wu
67Get Movin’2016 Nicky Haslam & Nathan Walsh
68Christmas Medley2016 Julie Gunn
69Can’t Stop the Feeling2016 Nicky Haslam & Gavin Rudd
70Ritzy Cheek to Cheek2016 Emma Thompson & Francis Burgess
71Secret Love2016 Julie Gunn & Louie Raish
72Rhythm Tonight2017 Nicky Haslam & Gavin Rudd


See below for info on our upcoming routine courses.
For footage of some of our previous routines, visit our Ceroc Routine Performances page.

2018 Championships Team Routine

Join Roz and her dance partner Evan for her brand new routine “Doo Wop!” choreographed to the ever so catchy ‘Katchi’ by Ofenbach & Nick Waterhouse and taught over six Sundays leading up to the CMJ Championships in June.

All couples will be invited to perform the routine at the Ceroc Dance Parties at Willoughby on 23rd June 2018 and at Ryde on 11th August 2018.  Only up to 9 couples will be chosen via audition to dance the routine as a competition entry in the Championships on Saturday 16th June 2018.

Course Dates and Times:  

Week 1 - Sunday 25th March – 4.30pm til 6.30pm
Week 2 - Sunday 8th April – 3.00pm til 5.00pm (note this different time)
Week 3 - Sunday 22nd April  – 4.30pm til 6.30pm
Week 4 – Sunday 13th May – 4.30pm til 6.30pm
Week 5 - Sunday 20th May – 4.30pm til 6.30pm (including audition)
Week 6 – Sunday 3rd June – 4.30pm til 6.30pm

Successful applicants for the Champs Crew will have two additional sessions on Sunday 3rd June (6.45pm til 7.45pm) and Monday 11th June (4.30pm til 6.30pm)

Venue:  Club Willoughby, 26 Crabbes Avenue, Willoughby
Cost: $140 per person ($112 for full time students) plus costume costs (kept minimal).
Additional Cost for Champs Crew:  Champs competitor entry fee plus a small additional charge to cover room hire for the two additional sessions.
Prepayment required – $10 surcharge for any payments on the day of course commencement.
Click here to book online

 


 

Routine Booking Conditions:
  • No refunds apply after 7 days before course commencement.
  • Any payments made on the day of routine course commencement will attract a $10 late fee
  • All dancers learning and performing routines give rights for Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company to publish footage of the performance(s) on our website and other appropriate media. Rights to publish such footage remain with Ceroc & Modern Jive Company only.

 


 

Routine Survival Guide!

Whilst learning a routine is undoubtedly a fantastic experience, there can be some unexpected challenges that we’d like to tell you about!

  • Choose your level wisely, and if necessary ask the advice of the routine teachers. Decide firstly whether you’re up to the challenge of learning a choreographed routine where you need to remember and execute a sequence of moves that can last between 3 to 4 minutes. If that in itself is a challenge, or if you are not confident doing multiple spins, dips etc, don’t be afraid to sign up for a routine at a lower level than your current dance ability, and progress to a higher challenge next time. Doing a routine is as much about improving your dancing as it is about having fun. Doing a slightly easier routine can help to reinforce good dance technique in a way that a more challenging routine may not.
  • Ensure you have the time and dedication to put in at least one practise session with your partner between each scheduled rehearsal session. This is the key to performing the routine to your best. Also ensure that your partner has the same expectation and commitment.
  • Experience tells us that life partners unfortunately don’t always make good dance partners during routine courses! Yes, there are many cases that prove us very wrong, but there are far more that prove us right! Why not consider both signing up for the same routine but with different partners? That way you go through the learning challenges with someone else, but you both spend your rehearsal days in the same place, and who knows, maybe you might get to perform it together at a later time.
  • Having ulterior motives for asking someone to learn a routine with you is rarely a good idea. Choose a partner who matches you on the dance floor, not on the dating scene! Coffee, brunch or movies is far more appropriate for a first date than Week One of the next intermediate routine course! Amorous intentions during routine courses are often not appreciated, and not only do you lose your chance of a date with that person, but generally you end up not completing the routine either!
  • Understand that everyone has a different learning style. If you’ve signed up for a routine with a new partner, understand how they learn. Think about how you give them feedback – they may not respond well to frustration and loss of patience. If in doubt about to give feedback to your partner, ask your routine teacher.

And remember, routines aren’t for everyone. If you struggle to remember basic class sequences and prefer to just dance socially with no extra challenges, then maybe routines aren’t for you. But for the rest of us – they’re the highlight of our Ceroc year! Enjoy!

 

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