Category: History

The Ceroc story

From the Eighties to the Noughties – A brief history of Ceroc

The first ever Ceroc event was hosted in 1980 in Porchester Hall by James Cronin. Over the next few years, the popularity of social partner dancing exploded across the London nightclub scene, mainly because lessons were so accessible and achievable for complete dance Beginners.
By the early 90s, Ceroc had spread across the entire UK and the Ceroc Teachers Association began to grow. The best teachers in the dance circuit went through rigorous training and assessment in order to host their own dance lessons and freestyles in their local area.
In the noughties, the reins of Ceroc were handed to Mike Ellard and membership figures climbed to 500,000. The Dance Department, under the new management of Tim Sant, a qualified school teacher and Dance Education specialist, was reinvented to bring the syllabus it in line with UK Dance curricula.
To this day, the Ceroc management team continue to scrutinise teaching methods, syllabus, dance movement and music styles to ensure members receive a full and varied educational experience in over 250 relaxed and social dance venues across the globe.

What is Ceroc?


Learn more about the Dance Craze which has been sweeping the nation for 4 decades
Learning to dance with Ceroc is the fastest growing dance phenomenon in the country. Our fusion of a wide range of different dance styles is easy to learn, sociable and fun, and can be danced to any music with a regular beat.

Our varied classes are catered towards a range of different ability levels, from nervous first timer to dance floor master. Whether you turn up alone, with a partner or in a group, you will get the opportunity to dance with scores of other learners at our class nights.
So who will you meet at a Ceroc night?

Our Teachers are rigorously trained with our resident Dance Education expert and they specialise in people with 2 left feet. They are friendly, approachable and passionately dedicated to your learning experience. They are not as scary as you may first expect, and are more than willing to grab you for a dance and show you the ropes.

Our DJs play music ranging from 60s Motown, 70s Disco, 80s Rock, 90s Dance through to your current chart favourites. Have a favourite track? They’d be happy to try it out for you!
Our Taxi Dancers are a team of accomplished volunteers who provide assistance and advice exclusively for the Beginners. They will hold your hand every step of the way until you feel confident to progress to the next level.

Our Members are as passionate as they are diverse. From students to pensioners, our lessons attract anything between 30 and 250 people every single night of the week. With first timers at every single session, you will never feel out of your depth.

Whether your aim is to keep fit, specialise in a new skill, receive assistance with your Dance Qualification (GCSE/A-Level/Degree/PGCE) or simply let your hair down for the night, Ceroc is guaranteed to give you a night to remember.