BCQ are made up of four all round bahd gyal Dancehall Queenz including 2015 Australian Dancehall Queen Tina Demelo, 2016 Australian Dancehall Queen Lerato Masiyane, 2015 International Dancehall Queen Top Ten dancer Kitty Cat, and 2022 Mabina Dancehall battle winner Shay Shay. As a crew Burncity Queenz have featured in music and promo videos for Australian, British, Jamaican and African Hip Hop, Drum N Bass, Afrobeats and Dancehall artists, featured at club nights, events, and festivals all around Australia, Jamaica and of course in their home town of Melbourne.
They have supported some of Dancehall and Afro Beats big name artists including Cecile, Gappy Ranks, Elephant Man, Demarco, Leftside, Maheeda, Iyanya, Korede Bello, Stone Bwoy, Beenie Man, Konshens, Charlie Black, Kranium and are household names at Melbourne’s biggest Dancehall party I Love Dancehall.
In 2019 Burncity Queenz members have performed as back up dancers for Baker Boy and Sampa the Great, performing at major festivals including; The Red Bull concert series, Lost Lands festival, and Festival of the Son to name a few.
“Our aim as a group is to spread our love of Dancehall and Afro Dances as authentically as we can with respect to the originators and creators, while entertaining and encouraging our local community to grow and embrace unity through dance and culture”
Burncity Queenz are available as a full group for showcases and live events, or as individual freestylers and back up dancers for club nights, International and local Acts, parties, themed events, film, video, or other media projects
Culture Queenz is an ALL FEMALE youth dance group made up of young woman from culturally backgrounds, who specialise in Afro Dance and Dancehall.
Culture Queenz were founded through a dance program created by Brimbank Youth Services. After two years running this program with many great performance outcomes and the production of their very own music video, Culture Queenz has now become an independent youth lead project, facilitated by Jungle City with a mentor program delivered by our youth Coordinator Lee Masiyane.
Culture Queenz members are mentored and trained by Lerato Masiyane – Youth program officer and Cat Sweeney – Director of Jungle City, to gain skills and experience in the dance industry
JUNGLE CITY DANCE COMPANY
Our newly formed Jungle City Dance Company or JCDC is made up of dancers from all walks of life who share a love for Dancehall, Afro Dances, and Hip Hop dance as a cultural practice with social and professional outcomes. Members are a culturally diverse mix of intermediate and professional dancers aged from 6 years through to 60.
Jungle City Dance Company is a gateway for ordinary humans to be extraordinary in their lives by transforming through dance – as a means of self-empowerment to inspire their own lives and those of others.
Since 2005 when Jungle City’s dance teams were first created members have performed at many iconic festivals and events including Moomba, Jamaican Music and Food Festival, Sydney Rd Fest, and St Kilda fest to name a few.
Many members who have joined the team over the years and to this day have excelled, becoming some of the most prolific Dancehall and Afro Dancers in Melbourne.
Membership in JCDC includes Jungle City’s junior dance crew of 6-11 year old’s, our youth team of 12 – 18 years, and intermediate-advanced adult dancers, as well as our professional team JC Collective, Burncity Queenz, and our mentor crew Culture Queenz.
JCDC dancers are available for showcase performances, Freestyle club appearances, music video, as film extras. and more.
JC Collective is a diverse crew of dance performers, choreographers and creators based in Naarm who have come together to share their collective knowledge of street dance cultures including; Jamaican Dancehall, Afro Fusion, and Hip Hop, to build stronger creative outcomes and opportunities for dancers in this space.
Through performance, entertainment and education they promote the importance of always respecting and practicing dance with acknowledgement of the roots, culture and creators. JC Collective is directed and mentored by Jungle City projects lead choreographers Kitty Cat, Chuby Dice and Lerato Masiyane, But all members contribute and collaborate in the groups creative endeavors.
JC Collective are available for bookings as a group ensemble and also as individual dancers.