Fevah Modern Jive is run by Deb and Matt. We've been involved with Modern Jive since 1995 and with extensive overseas experience especially in the UK where Modern Jive originated in the 1980's. We've been running Modern Jive classes and events here in Christchurch since 2005.
"Our passion is sharing the joy and benefits of dancing.
We want you to feel welcome & comfortable and have a great time." 🙂
Most people who walk through our doors have never danced before and we specialise in helping people like you. We make learning fun, enjoyable and achievable - take your time, there's no rush, enjoy the journey.
Deb has a strong Dancesport background and competed extensively in Australia before moving to New Zealand (via the UK where she met Matt, well actually we met in Barcelona but that's another story). Her background is preservation and conservation and became and leading authority on digital preservation whilst at the National Library of Australia. Deb loves anything ✨ sparkly ✨
Matt is/was an electronics engineer with a strong maths and software background. When it came to dancing he had no sense of rhythm and was a very slow learner which helps him empathise with the struggling beginners. Matt likes to keep active and enjoys trail running and has completed a number of trail marathons over the last few years 🏃 and is currently experimenting with barefoot running.
We have an amazing team of teachers, door staff, helpers, DJ's, setup and packdown crew and more who work with us to make our classes and events as safe, enjoyable and rewarding as we can.