Mark and Amanda look forward to inviting you to the
Welsh Champs Experience!
CROESO I GAERDYDD, PRIFDDINAS CYMRU!
2022 what a weekend!
Thanks to all the dancers that came from around the country to mingle with a great South Wales turnout. It was great seeing so many spectators and competitors at the freestyles. The dancing was off the scale, with amazing performances and congratulations to Max and Chrissy the new Open Dragon Champs. Every year we try and enhance the experience and Amanda and I have worked hard to make our first Champs memorable for you all. We hope you had an amazing time. Do we think the best addition this year might have been the pizza van?! If you have any suggestions let us know.
Great music all weekend from our superstar DJs. Jonathon's ‘Dance with the Stars’ Freestyle sensational mix prepared everyone for the competition. A great Tag comp! Marcy's Silc, was sublime and did you see the finale inspirational dance on stage (click here)?
Kieran, great songs to tax and encourage great performances. The first time some reggae mixes at the Welshies?! The filler tracks were sooo much fun! Jon kept us going, when we were all tired, to the early hours. Then Jen's performance at FLAVA magic!!! What a way to end the weekend.
Judges we all appreciate the skill and concentration you provide, Kate & Ivan Hasseldorf, Jamie & Jen, Kate, Lily & David, Janette, Zoe & Richard, Matt, Tim & Heather, Chloe and Cane. Eleri did a sterling job looking after the judges. Thanks to the Head Judge who surveyed the video footage and made the big decisions Bev.
The dream team... Gorgeous but nutty Compere's, Charlie & Lyndsey! Graham, we loved your photography and James thanks for videoing the dancing. A big thanks to Kathleen, Christopher & Iona for doing the scoring statistician work behind the stage. Setup/ take down crew, Richard, Ryan, Nick, Tim and Andy. On the day the guys that looked after us all, the Welsh "red" team headed up by Thelia and including Kath, Sarah, Helen, Sandra, Mike, Danny and Jeremy. Lyndsey has spent hours preparing spreadsheets with me and of course, all the hours and patience put in by my lovely Amanda.
Love from Mark & Amanda xxxx
2023 Come on come on!
We are planning another extravaganza. More details to be confirmed and there may be some category changes but you can expect:
• 3 rammed and truly distinctive events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
• 15 adrenalin-pumping competitions for all levels
• Ceroc and Silc Gods of Thunder on the decks
• Renowned and inspiring judges
• The fabled Dragons tooth crystal trophies and medals
• Professional photography, and online videos*
• FREE ‘tag’ fun category
NEW for '23! Novice Freestyle Trophy
All our dancers started competing somewhere, so why not start your journey here? There is a special feeling of jubilation when you complete your first dance competition. Being on the floor and the roar of the crowd as everyone gets behind you is a euphoric moment! It propels you to take your dancing up to new heights. To this end, we have introduced a new category for anyone who has not competed before to find their favourite intermediate dancer (or another first-timer) and experience the thrill of Ceroc Welsh Champs. All the details are here.
‘Dance with the Stars’ Freestyle
Friday 29th September 2023, Barry Memorial Hall and Theatre
Kickstart your Welsh Champs weekend with this pre-competition freestyle with the last hour dedicated to Silc. With top Ceroc and Silc DJs and the best dancers from around the UK, you are guaranteed an amazing dance experience. Doors 8 pm, ‘Tag’ Competition 9.45 pm, Silc music 12 am, dancing until 1 am.
Sunday 1st October 2023
The Lysaght Institute, Corporation Road, Newport
This sell-out tea dance can be described as pure dance indulgence. The FLAVA DJs meander sublime melodies and cake is provided by the Bake Offs of Ceroc South Wales all in beautiful surroundings. Finish your weekend in style. Check 2022 out here.
COMPETITION CATEGORIES (subject to change)
• Novice Freestyle Trophy (Entry Fee £25 + admission)
• Intermediate Freestyle Trophy (Entry Fee £25 + admission)
• Advanced Freestyle Trophy (Entry Fee £25/couple + admission)
• Dragon Open Freestyle Trophy (Entry Fee £25/couple + admission)
• Over 50’s Freestyle (Entry Fee £25/couple + admission)
• Top Cat Am (Entry Fee £10/person + admission)
• Top Cat Pro (Entry Fee £10/person + admission)
• Lucky Dip (Entry Fee £5/person + admission)
• Showcase (Entry Fee £25/couple + admission)
• funKed uP (Entry Fee £25/couple + admission)
• Team Cabaret (Entry Fee FREE/team + admission)
• Tag Team (Entry Fee FREE/triple + admission)
• Pro-Am Lead (Entry Fee £25/couple + admission)
• Pro-Am Follow (Entry Fee £25/couple + admission)
• Aerials (Entry Fee £15/couple + admission)
If you do not have web access and would like a booking form mailed to you, or have any other queries, please call Ceroc South Wales on 07896 761 684.
Please support the other Ceroc Champs
If you really want to propel your dancing to another level there are a number of championships throughout the year. We hope to see you perform there and keep an eye out for the Welsh team, they are normally the loud lot cheering everyone on...maybe you will see Dafydd Agon the Welsh Dragon!
Northern Champs - 30th June to 2nd July 2023
South West Champs - 28th- 30th July 2023
Welsh Champs - 29th September -1st October 2023
Scottish Champs - 27th -29th October 2023
Pan Asian Champs (Vietnam) - May 2024
London Champs - TBA
Here is the survivor's picture, congratulations guys!