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Frequently asked Questions?

 

do you have to bring a partner?

 

 No you donít!

 You are welcome to come with a partner or friend but itís not necessary.

 We rotate dance partners during the class.

 

what do i wear to class?

 

 A good rule of thumb is "smart casual".

 You will warm up during class so a top layer you can remove is useful.

 Wear shoes you can do a spin in e.g. smooth sole.† (Sneakers make it much harder to spin!).

 Avoid spiked heels and tight clothing.

 Ensure you smell nice and have fresh breath (especially in summer!).

 There is no specific dress code. You are free to wear whatever you prefer, casual or formal.  What's important is that you feel comfortable in moving around in what you choose to wear.

 

when do i start?

 

 Anytime! There are no block courses to sign up for so just come along when you are ready.

 At beginner level we teach a new routine each week with one repeated move from the previous week.

 Others in the class are very supportive and like to have new people to dance with.

 Your teacher will keep an eye out for you and help make your first class an enjoyable one.

 

how do classes work?

 

 We start with a gentle warm-up to get your body moving and then you Ďpartner upí.

 We talk you through one 'move' at a time.

 We put some music on for you to practice each move.

 You will learn up to four moves in a beginner class.

 

what dance experience do i need?

 

 You donít need any dance experience at all!

 Our classes are designed to help even those with two left feet learn to dance.

 Your teacher is trained to assess how the material is being absorbed and respond accordingly.

 If you have any previous dance experience please try a class at beginner level first and then discuss the possibility of learning at a higher level with your teacher.

 

what is freestyle?

 

 Freestyle is dancing 'off the cuff'.

 The man (lead) is leading the woman (follow) through a series of 'moves' at random.

 You are always invited to join in with our freestyle and party nights nationwide.

 

moving up to the next level?

 

 Please attend ten to fifteen beginner classes before considering moving up.

 You should have good timing, cross pressure, lead / follow skills and spins.

 Ask your teacher about getting an assessment.

 Attend a 'moving up workshop' first (not compulsory).

 To enter advanced classes you must be a confident freestyler, master double-speed spins and the basic Intermediate level drops.

 

when can i enter competitions?

 

 You can enter a competition at any time!

 Fun regional competitions are held around the country for any level dancer to enter.

 Check with the event organisers for entry criteria.

 

seven safety tips for ceroc dancers

 

 The floor is for dancing, walk around the edge of the dance floor rather than trying to thread your way through the dancers.

 Take off sharp rings, bracelets, hair pieces and keep your nails short.

 If you are sharing, learning or practicing new moves, do it off to the side of the dance floor

 If the dance floor is crowded, do not take up excessive space or travel from area to area, look around and behind you so you don't crash into others.

 Air steps (aerials) & Lifts are for competitions and performances only and are not† for the social dance floor, never lift without permission.

 Do not drink and dance, if you have had too much to drive, you've had too much to dance

 Make sure your breath is fresh and use a deodorant.

 Manage your wellbeing; drink plenty of liquids at long sessions, wear suitable shoes and check out our first aid kit for minor injuries.

 

what kind of music do you play?

 

 Most of our music is the same as you hear played on the radio. We use modern chart hits combined with some chart favorites from recent decades.

 Ceroc can be danced to Latin music, Disco music and even some Ballroom music. If it has a standard four count beat, you can dance to it!

 Music requests are always welcome.

 

 

 

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