The Federation

The LeRoc Modern Jive Federation is a democratic organisation which is run by committee. Committee members give much of their time freely and are voted-in annually at the AGM.

Main Committee
Chair Suzanne Spirydon
Secretary Stacey Marley
Treasurer Emma Gauthier
Membership Secretary
Examinations Officer
Sub Committee
Teaching Development Officer Thierry Gauthier
Northern Regional Officer Dee Lanning
Southern Regional Officer Dee Lanning
Newsletter Editor Lee Perrott

The UKA (United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dance), founded 1902, is a corporate member of the British Council of Ballroom Dancing and the Central Council of Physical Recreation. It has gained NVQ accreditation i.e. the government recognises the UKA as an examining body for the National Vocational Qualification. If you pass the entrance exam to join the LeRoc French Jive Federation this automatically entitles you to become a member of the UKA. You can then enjoy various benefits of UKA membership such as conferences, workshops, magazine, public liability insurance cover etc.

Already a member of another dance association?

Though joining the LeRoc Modern Jive Federation entitles you to join the UKA, if you are already a qualified teacher belonging to another recognised dance association then you can waive UKA membership and pay only the examination fee plus the Federation membership fee.

Is the LeRoc Federation a franchise?

No. This is a misconception brought about by the existence of a number of other organisations and private companies which trade under various names such as Ceroc. Some of these attach specific conditions of trading to their teacher training courses. The LeRoc Modern Jive Federation however is non-profit making and was set up by independent teachers for independent teachers. Our condition of membership is a high level of professional expertise.

Can anyone use the name LEROC?

Yes! LEROC is a freely available name that anyone can use, and you don't need to be a member of the Federation to do so. LEROC is non-distinctive word (i.e. not made up and a term in common usage) and that it “should be free to use in the course of trade and advertising” - see our letter from the Patents Office.

LeRoc Federation Logo

In 2020 we updated our logo and it's the one you see at the top of this page. We love it and hope you do too. It is a modern design which better reflects the current dynamic Federation! Our members are able to use it on their websites and promotional literature.

We say a fond farewell to our previous logo which has served us well since around 2005:

LeRoc Federation logo