Sync FAQ

Do I have to follow if I’m a girl / lead if I’m a guy?

No! All students are welcome to learn to lead, follow, or both – whatever suits you!

 

Do I need to bring a partner?

No! Classes are rotational – all you need to do is show up, shoe on and join the circle.

 

I’ve never danced before. Can I…

Yes.

 

What if I can’t tell my right from my left?

Join the club! The best dancers aren’t necessarily the most co-ordinated people off the dance floor. Willingness to learn and a sense of fun are all you need.

 

What should I wear? What sort of shoes do I need?

For clothing – whatever you’re comfortable dancing, dipping and twirling in – the main thing is that they don’t overly restrict your movement. For footwear – we recommend Toms or Sway’d. Alternatively, any reasonably smooth-soled shoe that won’t slip off your foot will do the job.

 

What actually is Sync?

Sync is a technical layering over Modern Jive/Ceroc.

It is aimed at people who want to progress their modern jive (or learn from scratch) a smooth, contemporary style of partner dance that can be danced to most (if not all) styles of music.

Are there competitions?

You bet! There are currently six modern jive championships held annually in Australia across Victoria, New South Wales, ACT and Queensland, and numerous annual championships in New Zealand. They’re open to dancers of all levels from beginners to champions, and are usually accompanied by a series of workshops taught by the best of the best.

 

Do you offer private lessons?

Yes! We offer one hour-long free private lesson to all Step 1: Dance students; subsequent lessons are available at $60 per hour, with two teachers to guide you through Sync technique, connection, and musical expression. All private lessons are held at our home studio in Prahran, and are available to couples or singles.