I am a 39 year old mum of two who started dancing Modern Jive back in 2006 with Julian Hansford of Evolution Dance in Worthing. I fell in love with the dance and its social nature and quickly became a member of the crew team supporting new dancers. I continued this role with Colleen of Dance Infinity.
When Paul Witheyman set up JustJive Bognor Regis ten years ago, I joined his team and began to teach basic beginner classes. As time went on, I taught more advanced levels and after the birth of my second child I returned to teaching at both JustJive and Dance Infinity.
In January 2016, JivePlay took over at Worthing Assembly Halls and I assisted with the running of the business and became the primary teacher at the venue. I passed my Modern Jive Teaching Qualification with the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Dance Teachers in March 2016 and have since taught as a guest teacher at various other venues in the South of England. I have also taught ‘Icebreaker’ classes at birthday parties, wedding receptions, and for the Womens Institute (WI).
My primary focus is on teaching Modern Jive and introducing new people to the fun dance I fell in love with. I continue to assist with JivePlay in organising monthly freestyle events for Modern Jive dancers and aim to teach people to a standard they feel able to participate in these dances, and other freestyle events in the local area.