Past Workshops

Modern Jive Workshops with Lee and Dawn Perrott who have placed 1st place in local, national and international competitions on over 20 occasions.

Want to increase your chances in competitions?
Challenge yourself and take your dancing to the next level?

If YES, you won’t want to miss this workshop by two of the best!

Back by popular demand, we’re so excited to be hosting another first class workshop by multiple competition winners and teachers/owners of Style Dance School, Lee and Dawn Perrott.  Guaranteed to be a lot of fun!

‘Competition Workshop’ For Experienced Intermediate/Advanced dancers who are competingor just want to push their dancing to the next level

11.45 to 5.30pm, Saturday 15th June 2019
St Budeaux Community Centre, Wolseley Rd, Plymouth PL5 1UD

Pricing:  Early Bird (by 2nd June) £26, thereafter £28
(£2 discount if attending the Matt Evans workshop on 2nd June).

Limited places/gender balanced for your comfort.  Great value!

4 hour workshop
Nearly 2 hours of freestyle
Free refreshments – Free parking

Fun Dance Workshop & Freestyle Charity Event with Matt and Fran
2nd June 2019

We are super excited to welcome Matt Evans (“Mevans”) and his partner Fran to JivePlymouth on 2nd June 2019 for a fun-filled Charity Event to help celebrate one of our team member’s BIG birthday!

Venue:  St Budeaux Community Centre – the home of our lovely Sunday Smoothie

Timings:  Doors open 2.30pm (workshop 3-5pm), freestyle till 9pm

Price: £22 per person

What do you get?  A TWO hour fun-filled workshop with the fabulous Matt and Fran, more than FOUR hours of freestyle dancing to a fabulous and wide range of music incorporating all your favourite Modern and Classic tracks (both up-tempo jive and down-tempo smooth jive/blues/west coast), AND a yummy buffet too!  Great value and ALL proceeds going to charity.

Matt and Fran are lovely people, fun, friendly and fabulous dancers/teachers… will not be disappointed!

See below for workshop description, teacher biographies and video clips of them in action.


Workshop Description – ‘Down-tempo Dudes and Divas’

Add your personality to down-tempo songs, whether your vibe is silly, saucy or sickeningly suave, we’ll give you the tools to express yourself to slower musical genres. Alongside this, you’ll leave with showy down-tempo moves for matching the music and creating beautiful shapes with your partner.

Biographies for Mevans and Fran:

Mevans discovered tap and modern as a toddler and has since dipped into various dance styles, such as street, contemporary, west coast swing and modern jive.  His tangible joy of modern jive dancing draws attention and makes him a popular teacher choice for individuals who crave this inner confidence for their own dancing. Teaching private lessons enables Mevans to further skills for all levels of dancer to excel either socially, at competitions or even for performances like first wedding dances. Mevans runs a weekly exercise and dance class, pushing his creative boundaries by tapping into a broad range of dance styles, from Bhangra to funk and even musicals. Always with an aim of inspiring new and existing dancers to learn new techniques and find their inner performer!

Fran started dancing as an adult, beginning with classes at her local salsa club. She quickly found a love for dance, subsequently adding bachata, cha cha, modern jive and west coast swing to her dance repertoire. Whilst having always loved moving to music, the technical aspects of dance training excite her and the opportunities for self-expression through dance are one of the major draws. Fran loves to share this passion with others through teaching, and she is known for her feminine and elegant style on the dancefloor. She has competed in both modern jive and west coast swing as well as performed in choreographed teams, gaining valuable experience of what it takes to be a successful competitor, a team player and a popular social dancer. 

Having taught together at several national events over the last 3 years, Matt and Fran are known for their fun and friendly teaching style. Offering everything from stylish moves to spinning technique, they are a couple who want to share their dance passion with everyone; and their classes are designed to engage and excite. Along with their two young daughters, they can be found across the UK dancing at various weekenders and competitions.

See them in action at the links below:

Fran and Matt in London Champs 2016

Fran and Matt in Charity dance show 2018

Mevans with Battle of Sexes partner, James in World Modern Jive Champs 2019

Modern Jive Workshops with Lee and Dawn Perrott who have placed 1st place in local, national and international competitions on over 20 occasions

Foundation/Level-up (Beginners/Intermediates)
12.30 to 6.30pm, Saturday 17th November 2018

Improver/Level-up and beyond (Improver/Intermediate and beyond)
12.30 to 6.30pm, Sunday 9th December 2018

JivePlymouth are pleased to bring you TWO first class workshops by multiple competition winners and teachers/owners of Style Dance School, Lee and Dawn Perrott.

For those who have experienced a Lee and Dawn workshop at a UK, national or international dance event, or maybe the famous Pyjama class at Rock Bottoms Torquay, will know they are in for a real treat and a high quality learning experience, guaranteed to make you smile. Suitable for dancers of all abilities, there will be something in this workshop for everyone and Lee and Dawn are masters at tailoring their classes to suit the level of those attending. And if one workshop isn’t enough, they are coming back again for a progressive follow-on workshop, aimed at dancers who attended the first workshop and also those with more experience who may want to take their dancing to another level, or challenge themselves, or simply enjoy another fabulous workshop with these amazing teachers, who are such an inspiration and the loveliest of people.

Lee and Dawn have been teaching performing and competing together since 2009 and have placed 1st place in local, national and international competitions on over 20 occasions! They have won in many different categories including: Aerials / Airsteps, Double Trouble (with Melanie Blackham), Showcase and Team Showcase (with ‘Dancing On Air’).

As well as teaching classes and workshops around the UK and abroad they also run their own dance school (Style Dance School) in Hertfordshire where they train students of all ages for dance exams. For the purposes of teaching Dawn qualified with the Leroc Federation (under the UKA) as a Modern Jive teacher in 2009. Lee qualified as an Associate Ballroom teacher with the prestigious NATD in 2015.

They teach classes in a variety of styles including Ballroom, Latin, Modern Jive, Double Trouble, Aerials, Street Dance / Hip hop and Line Dance. They aim to make all classes fun, as well as informative with high quality content delivered with good humour. They are passionate about dancing and love sharing their experience, as well as continuing to learn and develop as they go.

Doors open 12.30 for ½ hour warm up freestyle
4 hours of high quality teaching with breaks, 1-5pm
Practice time/freestyle 5-6.30pm
Tea, coffee and snacks provided
Lovely venue, great floor and free parking
St Budeaux Community Centre, Wolseley Rd, Plymouth PL5 1UD
(free parking in on the Community Centre side of Lidl)
Workshop/freestyle £25 per person (that’s for a total of 6 hours – great value!)
Freestyle only, £3 on the door, 5-6.30pm
Places are limited and gender balanced for your comfort so reserve your place now with a £10 deposit with balances due 2 weeks before the workshop date.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to attend workshops with this amazing couple, coming all the way from North Hertfordshire to bring us high quality teaching that will really enhance your dancing skills.