South­ern Gazette edi­tor MICHELE NU­GENT put her best foot for­ward to over­come nerves and give danc­ing a try as part of new classes that lo­cals can join.

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Lifestyle -

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey I THINK I’ve worked out what’s wrong with the world.

Men and women don’t dance to­gether any­more. In fact, danc­ing, es­pe­cially part­ner danc­ing, is no longer an or­di­nary so­cial ac­tiv­ity to be taken for granted.

Whether the thought of danc­ing with strangers thrills or ter­ri­fies, lo­cals now have the chance to try it as I did, with lessons now in Melville.

Ce­roc Perth, which teaches a sim­ple dance com­monly known as the mod­ern jive, has run popular weekly lessons and so­cial dance ses­sions ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day in Mt Law­ley, and Wed­nes­day at Kal­la­roo, for years.

Its ex­pan­sion to Melville Bowl­ing Club in Al­fred Cove will be its first foray south.

And just be­cause the lessons are at the bowl­ing club does not mean it’s just for the older folk; teens and men and women of all ages dance each week at the var­i­ous venues.

There is no need to bring a part­ner or have pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence as the friendly in­struc­tors set sim­ple moves to con­tem­po­rary mu­sic that can be built up into more com­plex moves as you be­come more con­fi­dent and ex­pe­ri­enced.

Lo­cal in­struc­tors Justin Ritchie and Nikky But­ton, and their le­gion of ‘taxi’ dancers, will have you spin­ning on the dance floor be­fore you even re­alise your choles­terol has plum­meted and your en­dor­phins have mul­ti­plied.­mu­ni­ d435206

Jive Talkin’: Ce­roc Perth’s Nikky But­ton and Justin Ritchie show off their mod­ern jive.

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