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Owner of J. Lockhart Performing Arts Institute (Host of G.Y. Holiday Workshop Series)

Dance Teacher at Ramsay High School

Studying Masters of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Studied Dance at Birmingham-Southern College


Givan You workshop is exactly as it states. In a non-intimidating manner, Jaylon selflessly shares his passion for dance and all that he has acquired in his flourishing career. Jaylon is the finest example of perseverance. As a young artist, his commitment to pouring back into his community is unparalleled. Because of this, he is one of my greatest inspirations.

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Alabama State University ALUMNA - Political Science w/ minor in communication

2nd Lieutenant U.S. Army

The Diamond Dynasty LLC


Givan You!!! What can I say Jaylon came and gave us so much. 3 full sessions of dance, joy, and passion. I completely enjoyed the entire event from beginning to end. I personally appreciated the way we began with hip hop (my favorite form of dance) and slowly ventured into stretch and contemporary. I felt that the order was balanced and he helped those such as myself feel comfortable with trying unfamiliar forms of dance! Thank you so much for coming “Home” and bringing your talents and teachings back with you! I look forward to your next class! Can’t wait to see what’s next!



Digital Media Production Specialist


My experience at the Givan You Holiday workshop was amazing and beyond what I expected. It was challenging in the best way possible. It took me out of my comfort zone as a beginner, but it also helped me feel strong and powerful! I appreciate the art of movement and I’m thankful to have been present to learn from Mr. Givan.



Junior Dance Major at Troy University 


My experience at the GY Holiday Workshop was well worth it and much needed. It allowed me to accomplish my goal of staying in shape over the course of the break to get me ready for the upcoming semester at Troy. 


Studying Dance and exercise science w/ a minor in Blount Scholars Program (liberal arts) at the University of Alabama


I loved the Givan You experience so much! I love when people WANT to give back to the community, especially to the city of Birmingham! I love to see people come and support Jaylon who takes the time to teach us and makes his students feel wanted and appreciated. His holiday experience was beautiful!