Do I need a partner?
Absolutely not! We welcome both couples and singles. Our classes work on rotation so you will be dancing with different people throughout the class which will help you improve much faster.
What should I bring?
Ceroc dancing is an aerobic exercise, so make sure that you keep a spare shirt and deodorant in your bag for comfort. Bring a towel to mop up after those hectic dance sessions!
Bring a friend! It can be easier to try something new when you have a friend by your side.
What clothing/shoes should I wear?
Wear clothing that is easy and comfortable to dance in, both for yourself and your partner. Remember, even in winter you warm up quickly on the dance floor. Short sleeves and breathable fabrics are highly recommended.
Comfortable smooth soled shoes (not trainers) are great while learning. Thongs/flip-flops are inappropriate and should not be worn for dancing.
Once your skill level improves you may consider investing in dance trainers or shoes. We can assist you on choosing the best type and style for you.
What happens if I miss a lesson?
At Ceroc we understand that sometimes life gets in the way and you might have to miss a week. Our classes are designed to stand-alone. You will learn 3-4 moves that link together to form a mini routine that you can use straight away in the freestyle sessions.
Obviously, the more classes you attend the faster you will progress with your dancing. But don’t worry, all Dance Passes have NO ‘use by date’.
Can I refuse a request to dance?
Try your best to say “yes” if asked for a dance, it can take a lot of courage for someone to ask you. If you have to decline a dance please do it with courtesy and respect.
Remember that you can ask any of the Instructors for a dance too. We love to help beginners build up their confidence and we will offer feedback if you let us know you are open to it.
What about dance etiquette?
Any Ceroc venue has the same dance etiquette. Dancers will try not to refuse the request of a dance, unless they have a genuine reason. Ladies have as much right to ask gents to dance as gents do ladies.
If you’re asked to dance by someone you have not met before, they may ask how long you have been dancing. This is usually to allow them to find out what moves you are going to be comfortable with.
Dancers should ensure that where possible, they respect your personal space until they get to know you, and do not lead you into complicated moves, dips or drops unless they have asked you first. The final rule of dance is to have fun – everyone was a beginner once. If you think you got a move wrong just smile and keep moving.
Please do not suffer inappropriate behaviour in silence. Report it to a committee member or the teacher/s on the night and it will be dealt with.
How should I prepare for a class at Ceroc Club Brisbane?
Dancing is an activity where two people come in close contact.
Before a dance:
- Shower and use a deodorant
- Brush teeth and use mouthwash or breath mint
- Abstain from foods that produce strong odors, like those heavy in garlic
- The odor of cigarettes on one’s breath or clothing can be unpleasant
- Last but not least, relax, have fun and enjoy a great social night
I am visiting Brisbane. Where can I dance on weekends?
Members and friends of Ceroc Club Brisbane are often out dancing on weekends at Sports clubs, RSL clubs and other venues. If you want to join, contact us
When can I move up to Intermediate classes?
We recommend a new dancer completes 8 – 10 Beginner lessons (including Consolidation classes) before starting our Intermediate level classes. When you think you’re ready, you probably are. Feel free to ask one of the Instructors to assess your readiness at any time.