Ceroc & Modern Jive Partner Dance

Learn how to dance Ceroc Modern Jive. Ceroc is a smooth and stylish dance blending jive, ballroom, Latin, and swing moves – it’s lots of fun and easy to learn. If you can walk, you can dance Ceroc! This dance is versatile as it can be danced to most types of music from 40s swing to modern Chart hits and enjoyed by all ages. It’s very social and with only a few dance lessons you will be dancing the night away and impressing your friends. No experience necessary for learning Ceroc as we take you through all the steps to enjoy and learn a new skill and make plenty of new friends along the way. There’s no partner required as we rotate you through so the more experienced dancers can help you learn. The frequent rotation of partners occurs within the class to improve your dancing much faster and we also offer dedicated dance guides during the freestyle dancing to help our beginners.

All Ceroc classes have a review class called the beginner progression class after the first freestyle section. For the second half of the night, a teacher will go over in more detail all your steps so please stay for the second class which will help you retain what you just learned and increase your confidence with the steps quicker. We repeat one move from the previous week’s routine each week to aid the learning process and help memory retention.

Course Outline:

  • 3-4 moves linked together in a weekly routine based on a set syllabus
  • a move that is repeated from the previous week to aid retention of moves
  • handholds, rhythm, timing, framework, connection, lead/follow techniques, styling, safety, footwork, etiquette, and floor craft

Course outline:

  • 5-10 minutes on basic tips & techniques of partner dancing and practice of basic footwork to music with a steady beat
  • Detailed learning and repetition of 3-5 moves taught individually and then linked together in a routine.
  • Review one move from the previous week, repeated to aid in the retention of moves
  • Topics include but are not limited to handholds, rhythm, timing, framework, connection, lead/follow techniques, styling, safety, footwork, etiquette, and floor craft
  • There are multiple assistants and dedicated beginner dance guides in each class and the freestyle session after to help guide you along and give someone on one attention where needed
  • Practice and guidance time in between each class and at the end of class


  • 7:30 pm Beginner’s class
  • 8:20 pm Social dance time
  • 8:50 pm Beginners progression class – this, more personalized class, is included in your course and will review the routine just learned.
  • 9:50pm Social dance time until 10:30pm

Learning outcome:

  • The ability to freestyle dance and learn mini-routines with a partner
  • Grow in confidence as an individual through dance
  • Learn the language of dance and understand how to communicate with another person on the dance floor
  • Get more aerobically fit – many of our dancers experience accidental weight loss through their learning experience with us 
  • Understand how to listen to music as a dancer and express yourself to a variety of music.

What to bring:

  • Please wear cool, casual, comfortable clothing along with comfortable shoes in which you can spin on a floor (such as leather or hard plastic soles, not rubber or sling-backs).
  • There is cool water supplied in every class as well as a bar in the main part of the club.

About the tutors:

'The staff at the Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company, www.ceroc.com.au/teachers are the most experienced Modern Jive dance teachers in Australia and love to share their passion for this fun, social dance style. They enjoy teaching beginners at their classes, are very entertaining, and play some inspiring, upbeat tunes in their classes. We look forward to sharing our love of Ceroc with you soon!'

For detailed information about our style of dancers, a meet and greet with our various teachers and a birds-eye view into the social world of Ceroc check out our website at www.ceroc.com.au.

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.