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Email : contact@cerocdevon.com

Phone : 07964337407

Web : www.cerocdevon.com

Meet the team!

Event Hosts

The South West Ceroc Championships are held by Kate and Ivan Burton who also run Ceroc Devon and Ceroc Exeter. Kate and Ivan are both Ceroc teachers and have been running the 3 weekly classes and 3 monthly freestyles in Devon for the last 4 years. They also run a yearly weekender (The Summer Sizzler) alongside a whole host of exciting events throughout the year.

On the day Ivan will be hosting up on stage, and Kate will be running around making sure all runs smoothly.

Jen Eddy

She learnt Latin and Ballroom early and competed in it until aged 16 gaining many titles including British Latin Formation Champion, she then moved to competitive line dancing whilst studying dance at university, winning numerous titles both individually and as part of a team. Since starting Ceroc in 2012 she has accumulated 7 Open titles including World Modern Jive Champion and being the first female to win the Ceroc Champs Grandmasters Trophy twice consecutively and being 2 time World Jack n Jill Champion.

Kate Skipper

Kate started dancing at a young age and did musical theatre at the age of 15 performing at the minack theatre. She started dancing ceroc in 2008 and became a teacher in 2012. Kate then moved on and became franchise owner of Ceroc Conexion in West Cornwall in 2017. She has competed at the world modern jive championships in Blackpool tower ballroom for the last 2 years and current Dance with a Stranger Southwest Champion. Looking forward to handing the title over this year from the other side.

Richard Beauvoisin

Richard (after being inspired by Patrick Swayze!) started dancing as a "normal punter" back in 1996! Quickly learning the ropes & going through the teaching courses, he has taught all over the country. Competing and winning since 1998 and judging since 2000. Still competing in multiple categories over the years and placing in last years Open Ceroc Champs with his wife Zoe. It's all about having technique, flow and expressing yourself on the dance floor.

Zoe Beauvoisin

Zoe started dancing at the age of three learning ballet, modern and tap until the age of eighteen. Whilst at university, she added a Latin and ballroom string to her bow until discovering Ceroc in 2005. Zoe and her husband Richard won and placed in numerous Open Championships between 2009 and 2012. In 2018, they dipped their toe back into the competition scene once more placing 3rd in the London Ceroc Champs. We welcome Zoe back in the judges chair at the south west champs for a second year in a row.

 


Heather Lawson

Heather has been dancing for 9 years, taking up her first competition after 6 months, and managing to obtain 7 first place trophies and 17 medals in a variety of competitions, including Open, Top Cats, Funked Up and Double Trouble. Heather ran a 'First Dance’ Wedding Choreography business for 5 years, and works as a regular background dancer with Tim in local TV shows. Heather has 5 years of experience judging Ceroc competitions, and understands all the nerves, hard work and dedication that it involves.

Heather Lawson

Heather has been dancing for 9 years, taking up her first competition after 6 months, and managing to obtain 7 first place trophies and 17 medals in a variety of competitions, including Open, Top Cats, Funked Up and Double Trouble. Heather ran a 'First Dance’ Wedding Choreography business for 5 years, and works as a regular background dancer with Tim in local TV shows. Heather has 5 years of experience judging Ceroc competitions, and understands all the nerves, hard work and dedication that it involves.

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Tim Stevens

He might not look old enough, but Tim has been dancing Ceroc for 20 years! In his competition days he raked up 15 first place trophies and 24 medals in a variety of different categories, including Open, Topcats, Lucky Dip and Funked Up. You’re now more likely to spot Tim comparing or judging at national championships. Tim comes from a street dance background, and he’s a qualified street dance teacher as well as a Ceroc teacher of 9 years, and a regular face teaching as Ceroc Escape Weekenders with his partner Heather.

Jamie Eddy

Jamie has been a Ceroc Teacher for 4 years and has been a regular on the competition scene for the last 5 years. He has won numerous medals and trophies throughout those years including several 1st place titles in a variety of categories and also won the inaugural South West Grandmasters title. A lucky dip legend with a flair for performing, his creative approach to musicality sets him apart on the dance floor. He’s looking forward to seeing everyone have fun, especially in the lucky dip and top cats categories where he’s looking for that individual who showcases their style and musicality to the max!

Jamie Eddy

Jamie has been a Ceroc Teacher for 4 years and has been a regular on the competition scene for the last 5 years. He has won numerous medals and trophies throughout those years including several 1st place titles in a variety of categories and also won the inaugural South West Grandmasters title. A lucky dip legend with a flair for performing, his creative approach to musicality sets him apart on the dance floor. He’s looking forward to seeing everyone have fun, especially in the lucky dip and top cats categories where he’s looking for that individual who showcases their style and musicality to the max!

Lily and David Barker

Competition legends David and Lily have a combined wealth of dance knowledge. They have judged at more prestigious events than you can imagine. Performance, competition, teaching and choreography, the Barkers have done it all, and have done it with immaculate precision and incomparable success.

Behind the scenes and on the day!

We couldn't do it without them...there will be people behind the scenes left, right and centre on the day. From the people working the spreadsheet with all the judges scores, to the front desk, the bar men/bar ladies and the runners helping each category run smoothly. Here's some of the wonderful faces you can expect to see on the day!