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  • Welcome!

    "Learn to dance in one night". Yes, one night is all it takes to learn a few basic moves to get you dancing.

    Hundreds of thousands of people across the globe have already got the Ceroc bug as it can provide a great way to meet people and stay in shape.

    The dance is easy to learn and although you dance with partners, most people come on their own.

    At every CEROC night, there will be a good number of complete beginners. We hold a 45 minute class where you will learn 3 fun and easy moves. After this you will be able to practice the routine, and enjoy a drink whilst socializing with the other dancers. Our teaching method means everyone changes partners so you get to meet everyone there. If you prefer to only dance with the partner you came with, however, this is also no problem.

    Learning to dance with CEROC is very easy, there's no complicated footwork to worry about, and you don’t need to come dressed in any special clothes. The best shoes to wear are those with a slippy sole (ie. no trainers or flip flops) so you can you turn on the dance floor easily. We do also sell dance shoes for ladies for those interested in very comfortable shoes to allow you to dance all night long!

    CEROC is a great way to keep fit, socialise and enjoy a complete night out, so WELCOME! We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor...
  • What is Ceroc?

    Jive and Salsa are the dance styles that most closely resemble what you learn at a Ceroc night. The best thing about CEROC, however, is you can dance to ANY style of music!

    CEROC started back in London in the 1980’s after it’s founder James Cronin went to France and saw everyone dancing ‘rock and roll’. C’est roc was shortened to CEROC, et voila! James and his wife developed the moves into a trademarked dance form and before long CEROC was flourishing in the UK. After quickly expanding to New Zealand and Australia, CEROC continued to broaden it’s reach, arriving in Asia 9 years ago. Now in Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Ceroc Asia comes together in October once a year to celebrate the joy of dance with a charity championships weekend, calling talented instructors from around the globe to teach, perform and inspire our community.

    But don’t wait until October! Come and join the all the new people who are learning to CEROC every week. We have workshops or Ceroc Nights to choose from. Workshops are in the comfort of a spacious dance studio in Sheung Wan, Ceroc Nights take place in the hubbub of Rula Bula bar with complimentary freestyle after class. Both serve soft and alcoholic drinks so it’s a great chance to let your hair down and learn a new skill:

    “The only sociable way we know to keep fit” FHM Magazine

    “Possibly the most fun you can have mid-week” Time Out Magazine

    “Chic, Sexy and good clean fun” The Times Newspaper

    “After half an hour, I couldn’t believe how much I’d learnt.
    No more shuffling around the floor for me at weddings”. Claire Ainsworth Channel 4
  • 10 commandments

    The ten most important things you should know when attending your first Ceroc night

    1. You don’t need to come with a partner.

    2. It doesn’t matter if you miss a week.

    3. The more you dance in the freestyle the quicker you learn.

    4. The women ask the men to dance as much as the men ask the women.

    5. For fast track learning, try a 4-hour weekend workshop.

    6. No Ceroc venue allows you to bring in your own drink.

    7. Saying no to someone when they ask you to dance is unusual at Ceroc.

    8. Teachers are very approachable and happy to go through the routine with you.

    9. It usually takes about 6 beginner's classes before you'll feel comfortable in the Intermediate class.

    10. Oh Yerr, the man leads and the lady follows.

  • FAQ

    I’ve got 2 left feet! can I really learn to CEROC?
    Partner dancing is like anything, you need to be taught it before you can do it. The way we teach CEROC is to minimize instructions about how to move your feet, the dance is aimed at people with absolutely no dance experience.

    Do I need to book in advance?
    No. Every week there will always be a number of people there for the first time and therefore we always run complete beginners classes. These are always at the beginning of the night and therefore it's important that you turn up on time.

    Do I need to bring a partner?
    No! Just turn up. The teaching method means that everyone has to change partners during the classes, and therefore it doesn't make any difference whether you come on your own or with friends. A recent survey at one of the venues showed that 80% of the people who come to Ceroc come on their own.

    What do people wear?
    As for clothes, anything goes. Casual wear or dress up which ever makes you feel comfortable. As for shoes we recommend that you avoid trainers and wear something with a smooth sole.

    How much does it cost?
    Prices vary between venues, but it's usually £5 or £6 for the whole night. Concessions are available for students and UB40. Everyone has to become a member and this costs £1.00.

    Which venue should I go to?
    It really doesn't matter as they all follow the same format. We suggest picking the venue that's nearest to you.

    CEROC can save you money!
    Cancel your gym membership and join Ceroc. It's such a great aerobic workout that is has been officially endorsed by the British Heart Foundation. The dance works all the major muscle groups including arms, upper body and waist.

    Did you know that dancing burns up to 800 calories per hour?
    Although Ceroc is quite a tough aerobic workout, you probably won't notice
    because you'll be enjoying the dance and the atmosphere.

    Still not convinced?
    Click below for an article written by a journalist after her first Ceroc night.
     
  • Dancing & Health

    Dancing and health
    Moving to music appeals to our most primal instincts: dance has been a part of culture for as long has man has walked the planet. It stimulates the senses - sight, sound and touch - it's great fun and it's good for our bodies and minds. See below for how dancing improves your health.

    Dancing is a great way to build physical activity into our lives. And with so many different forms, from jitterbug to jive, salsa to samba, foxtrot to flamenco - there's something for every pair of dancing feet. At the end of this article we list some the main styles of dancing (along with web adresses for further information) that you might like to try.

    Good for every body
    To help stay healthy, the Government recommends that everyone take part in 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity five times a week. That's activity that gets you breathing faster, increases your heart rate and warms you up. You don't have to be pouring with sweat and panting - you should be able to keep it up for half an hour. And the good news is that dancing counts.

    Most dance styles, even a stately waltz, are the activity equivalent of at least a moderate (3mph) walk. Anyone who Highland flings or ballroom dances themselves around a room will up their heart rate, warm up and breathe quickly. Regular dancing will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and cancer.1 And you'll enjoy yourself so much you'll forget you're exercising!

    Burns the calories
    Regular dancing will also help keep you trim. Avoiding weight gain can become harder as we get older, because ageing is associated with a loss in muscle mass and an increase in body fat. But as you shimmy across the floor, you'll be burning calories: in a half-hour dance session, an average 60kg person will burn at least 99 calories.1 Of course this varies - you'll burn more with a lively Latino-style than beginner's belly dancing because you're moving more.

    Good for your bones and joints
    Dancing helps to reduce the risk of osteoporosis because the steps put a strain on your bones, helping them to stay strong and dense. The more dense your bones are, the longer your bones will remain strong and less likely to fracture if you should fall.

    Also the dips, turns and side-to-side movements in dance routines make good use of your muscles and joints, helping to delay the progression of osteoarthritis.1

    Keeps you moving
    Other skills you'll develop as you learn to glide elegantly across the dancefloor - poise and grace - encourage coordination, balance and muscle strength. These are particularly important in later life as it helps to reduce the risk of falling allowing people to maintain their mobility and independent living.

    Good for your mind
    A regular quickstep or tango will help to keep your mind active as well as your body. Exercise improves circulation and helps prevent oxygen starvation to the brain, and remembering complex steps stimulates the working memory. In fact, research suggests that ballroom dancing reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or dementia.2

    Not only can exercise slow mental decline, but it may actually enhance brain power.1 And there's some evidence that listening to music while you exercise stimulates mental functioning more than silent activities.3 So regular dancing might even help you impress your chess mates or solve those trickier crossword clues.

    Builds friendships
    There's another good reason why dance benefits the brain - social life. Of course there is nothing to stop you turning up the volume and jiving round your living room whenever the fancy takes you, but dancing tends to be a shared pursuit. Spending time with good friends can stimulate the mind and protect against mental decline.4 Being part of a group, team or community is one of the keys to a happy life, bringing emotional support and a sense of purpose.5,6 To get the most out of social dancing, go for regular group classes aimed at your level of ability, where you'll meet up with the same like-minded dancers each week.

    Lifts your mood
    Many dance forms are wonderfully relaxing. You can let your mind wander as you trip the light fantastic. Depending on the style you choose, a dance class can be a pleasant trip down memory lane, or a stimulating voyage into new musical realms.

    What's more, exercising can lift your mood and reduce the risk of depression1 - don't overlook the feelgood factor of a foxtrot. And let's not forget the sense of achievement you'll feel as you master the most complex of moves - finding something you enjoy, and that you can see and feel your improvement at with practice, can give your confidence an enormous boost.

    Dance organisations and contacts
    There's a dance for every taste, so why not sample a few classes until you find one that suits you? Your library should have a list of local dance classes or organisations.

    Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

    Ceroc
    A fusion of jive and salsa, combining sensuous moves, dips and turns, ceroc can be done to any music with a beat, from 40s rock to the latest chart hits. It's pretty strenuous and good for exercising the heart.
  • What happens

    "Format of a Ceroc evening"

    With the exception of party nights, all Ceroc classes in the world follow the same format:

    COMPLETE BEGINNER'S CLASS

    Every night without fail there will be a good number of complete beginners. Therefore we hold a 45 minute class where you will learn 4 of the easier moves. After which there will be two or three records (freestyle) where you can practice the routine.

    INTERMEDIATE CLASS

    When you feel comfortable with the beginner's class, you can move up to the next class where you will learn 4 or 5 harder moves.

    It usually takes about 5 or 6 beginner's classes to master the basic moves. If you're impatient and you want to progress quicker, we do host 4-hour workshops on Sundays, after which you would be able to move up to the Intermediate classes.   

    Click here for details of our beginners workshops.  

    Freestyle After the 30 minute Intermediate class, your night out really starts when the DJ takes command of the freestyle session. This is an hour and a half of pure interrupted dance where you can improve your CEROC style and soak up the atmosphere. it's addictive.    

    TAXI DANCERS                 

    Most CEROC venues have experienced dancers on hand that are part of the crew and are specifically there to dance with beginners.

    Taxi dancers should be easy to spot as they where distinctive T-shirts, and are on duty until they remove their T-shirt. Please feel free to ask a taxi dancer for a dance if they don't get to you first.    

    BEGINNER'S REFRESHER CLASS  

    Some venues, depending on the layout of the venue, offer a mini beginner's class during the Intermediate class. The taxi dancers teach these smaller classes.  

    Ashtons and Watford offer these classes and are therefore ideal for beginners.  

    If you're a BEGINNER, and you want to learn really quickly, we host 4 hour workshops. These are designed for complete beginners and are held on Sundays. Places are limited to 20 people and therefore you must book a place in advance. No need to book with a partner, Call, email or ask any of the crew for more details or an application form. Click here for more details.
  • Membership Form

    Please click HERE to download our membership form.
    Complete a form and bring it to one of our venues, click HERE for a list of our venues.
  • Membership Rules

    In consideration of your being granted Ceroc membership and being issued with a membership card in respect thereof by Ceroc Enterprises Ltd (“Company”) or by any Franchisee acting for the purposes hereof, as agent for the Company, you hereby agree:

    1. Company shall be entitled at any time to refuse you admission at any premises at which Ceroc dance classes or a Ceroc function ( "Ceroc Event", " Ceroc Night") of any nature is being held (“Ceroc Venue”).

    2. Without prejudice to your statutory rights in respect of death or personal injury occasioned by an act of negligence by any officer or employee of the Company in the course of its business, neither Company nor its directors accept responsibility for loss of any nature suffered by you at a Ceroc venue.

    3. You acknowledge the sole and exclusive rights of Company in the name and marks ‘Ceroc’ and in the Ceroc logo and agree not to utilise in the course of trade howsoever the name Ceroc or Ceroc logo on any occasion whatsoever.

    4. You acknowledge and agree that Company is possessed of detailed technical and confidential information concerning the dance ‘Ceroc’ (and the steps, technique, style, and method of teaching used or employed at Ceroc events on Ceroc nights or otherwise) thereof) and that the instruction and information given in Ceroc dance classes includes such information and that you will not at any time hereafter disclose any said information to any third party for commercial purpose or useage or otherwise use commercially use commercially the said instruction and information.

    5. Without prejudice to the generality of Clause 4 above and for the purposes of furtherance of the said agreement as to confidentiality you agree that (notwithstanding that you use a different title) you shall not during membership or for a period of 24 months from cessation howsoever of membership in the United Kingdom teach, publish or broadcast for commercial gain or otherwise the method of the dance described by us as Ceroc to any third party.

    6. You agree that you shall not approach Ceroc members with a view to encouraging or procuring them to attend any dance function and alternatively dance class of whatsoever nature being held by you or your principal for which an admission fee (howsoever described) is payable.

    7. If any part of this agreement or the application thereof to any person shall for any reason be adjudged by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid such judgement shall not affect the remainder of this agreement which shall continue in full force and effect.

    8. The dancing, learning or practice of aerial moves is strictly forbidden at any Ceroc venue, save for the Ceroc Champs. Please note that this extends to any part of a Ceroc venue including corridors, the car park or private rooms. This rule applies irrespective of whether you are regular dance partners.

 

Contact Us

Have a question? Don't hesitate to reach out:

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dance@cerochongkong.com
+852 6695 0084
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