Ty was first introduced to Modern Jive in Wellington by his then girlfriend – now wife whilst a university student. However he wasn’t hooked on the style until moving to London for his O.E. some years later.  After returning to Wellington in 2013, Ty joined the Wellington modern jive community and attended his first competition (Wellington Classic) in 2014.  Since then he has attended numerous workshops (including multiple Simply weekends) and competitions all over NZ, Australia and Asia culminating in becoming a qualified teacher for iDance in 2018.  

Always keen for a laugh, Tys dance philosophy is about having fun in dance through playing with lyrics and musicality.  

Make sure you ask him for a dance over the weekend.