Upcoming Workshops

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…..you will not be disappointed!

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

TO BOOK, CALL AMANDA ON 07931 709125 OR EMAIL INFO@JIVEPLYMOUTH.CO.UK

DON’T DELAY, WORKSHOP PLACES ARE LIMITED FOR YOUR COMFORT AND THIS IS A TICKET ONLY EVENT FOR CATERING PURPOSES.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl8W0mmc_GU

Fran and Matt in Charity dance show 2018

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