Meet the team

All teachers at Bristol LeRoc are fully qualified by the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dancing and Kindred Arts (UKA) and members of the LeRoc Modern Jive Federation.

Emily is your host at Bristol LeRoc. She qualified as a LeRoc teacher in 2015, and took over as organiser of Bristol LeRoc in 2016.  Emily is trained in RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) and ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) for 20 years in a variety of dance styles, and received Associate training in the teaching of classical dance.  She has performed professionally and competed around the UK, including the UK Modern Jive Championships, and currently teaches ballet,  Zumba and performance routines. She is the founder of Emily’s Dance Bristol, providing bespoke dance choreography and co-ordinating dance charity events in Bristol.

IMG_1433Brian & Jacqui started dancing with Bristol LeRoc in 1999 as beginners moving up to intermediates. Subsequently they trained as teachers with Bristol LeRoc gaining their teaching qualifications in 2011 and 12 respectively. They are very experienced dancers having run their own classes and are now part of the teaching team at Bristol LeRoc.

Matt & Sarah started to learn Modern Jive in Bristol around 2003but they didn’t meet each other until 2007 at a Bristol LeRoc freestyle!  They qualified as LeRoc teachers in 2009 and now teach all around the UK at weekenders and events. They both compete (although not with each other!) and have a host of trophies and titles between them. Matt was the MJ Open World Champion in 2013. They were part of the award winning 2 Hot Rhythm team and also now coach a winning competition team called BUST (Bristol University Student Team). Sarah has a background in ballet, tap and jazz dancing whilst Matt started out at line dancing, so they both have a wealth of technique and experience to bring to their classes.

Tim & Kerstin have been dancing LeRoc since 2003 and qualified as teachers in 2009 and have been teaching partners ever since. Both have been competition winners at a number of events both national and regional as well as performing in a number of shows as a dance partnership. Tim started coaching Sports Acrobatics with national level teams and UK World Gymnasts and then got into dance later on and was one of the first teachers to be involved with the University class in Bristol. Kerstin started dancing from an early age on with Ballet and Ballroom classes in Germany. Later on as a student at Bristol Uni she got into LeRoc and added Salsa, Burlesque, Pole Fitness and Samba No Pe to her dance repertoire. Kerstin is also qualified in teaching Zumba, Strong by Zumba, Les Mills Body Jam and Sh’Bam and teaches those classes around Bristol. They now along with the shows they perform teach dance privately as well as at the Bristol university classes.

John and Jacquie are the previous organisers of Bristol LeRoc, and are examiners and teacher trainers for the LeRoc Modern Jive Federation and the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dancing and Kindred Arts (UKA).


The committee from the University classes will also often be around to help out.

Modern Jive classes and events