Dance popular at Tamahere

With calloused hands and the smell of cigarette smoke still clinging to his Swanndri, the young man seemed out of place as he stood in the Tamahere Hall on a cold Tuesday night.

It was 6pm and people were slowly dribbling into the large building. They were there to learn Ceroc, a form of modern jive dancing.

The man didn’t want to give his name, his reluctance perhaps due to his desire to maintain a certain reputation among those who know him – or maybe because he is, like many other Kiwi blokes, just a little shy.

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