Term 2 – Culture Queenz program

Class Description

Jungle City creative space

Youth Dance program

Culture Queenz 2024 mentee program is here!

Are you a fan of Afro Dance, Dancehall, and Hip Hop?

Here’s your golden ticket to join the Culture Queenz mentee program, where your dance dreams take centre stage. Culture Queenz all about empowering culturally diverse young female and non-binary emerging dancers like you to be the next street dance sensations!

A legacy of excellence

Culture Queenz, under the nurturing wing of Jungle City Projects since 2012, are on a mission to cultivate Afro Dance, Dancehall, and Hip Hop talents right here in Melbourne/Naarm. It’s not just about dance; it’s about deepening your cultural awareness and helping you excel in your craft. And guess what? The journey doesn’t end with you – our mentees, like Karabo and Simone, are now mentors, keeping the Culture Queenz legacy alive!

By becoming a member of the program you will dive into a 11-week adventure filled with weekly sessions on Monday nights (5:30pm -7pm) at Jungle City Projects brand-new studio in Preston.

Be part of our mid-year production

Imagine yourself dancing alongside the professional JC Collective and a diverse group aged 12 to 55 in front of a massive audience at our mid-year production! The theme, ‘Roots and Culture,’ will illuminate the connection between modern dances and traditions from the past. You’ll be part of a an ensemble of 50 dancers, creating an unforgettable performance.

Bonus industry insights

But that’s not all! There will be monthly industry learning events at The Channel, where you’ll gain valuable insights into the dance world.

Ready to take the first step toward your dance adventure? Email us at admin@junglecityprojects.com to express your interest in joining and let’s make your dance dreams a reality with Culture Queenz!

Further questions about the program can be directed to the Jungle City admin team via email at admin@junglecityprojects.com or call us on 0401 175 225

DayStartEndAge Group
Monday5:30 pm7:00 pm12 – 16 Yrs
Monday5:30 pm7:00 pm16 - 22 Yrs

Dance Class Instructors

KB

KB is a member of @culturequeenzau and @junglecitycollective Who is a phenomenally talented dancers in #afrodance #hiphop and #dancehall
Get to know KB in her own words:

“Hey my name is Karabo and I also go by KB. I’m a hip hop dancer (mainly do modern styles) and Afro dancer.
I’m a performer.
I’m of Zimbabwean background and mainly lived in New Zealand.
I started dancing professionally in high school but mainly dance for fun but now have joined the mentoring program with Culture Queenz. I’ve performed in community talent shows, been in music videos, and recently performed on stage for Daliwonga.
In the future I would love to perform on more stages or maybe be on tv”
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KARABO AKA KB is available for bookings as a solo dancer, or as a crew with @culturequeenzau or @junglecitycollective

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Sim Simma

Simone was born in Australia with cultural background stemming from Thailand 🇹🇭 and Seychelles 🇸🇨 She is a proud member of @junglecityprojects mentor crew @culturequeenzau and @junglecitycollective. Her repertoire includes. Afro Dance, Dancehall, Hip Hop and choreography. Career highlights so far include being part of the @sportsgirl campaign featuring @culturequeenzau and @junglecitycollective

Learn more about Simone in her own words…

“I have a deep love for all dance forms In street, clubs/party. I started my dance journey with Traditional Thai Folk dancing and later started delving into other dance forms including Contemporary, Hip Hop grooves/party steps, breaking and choreography. My deep passion lies in Afro Dance and Dancehall. I consider myself a creative in all forms of arts, dance and writing. I have a strong love for dance, it’s rich history and deep cultural ties as well as the politics that come with it. I enjoy writing about dance politics the topics that are not discussed to often in the dance world. I have trained with Demi Sorono and Deon Nuku as an emerging dancer for Outer Urban Projects and even performed for them at Arts Centre Melbourne in their theatre/dance work “VESSEL”. I am also a proud dance member of Culture Queenz for Jungle City Projects”

🔅Simone is available for bookings as a solo dancer or member of @culturequeenzau and @junglecitycollective

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Class Location

Jungle City creative space

Unit 3, 350 Murray Rd, Preston 3072

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Acknowledgement

Jungle City acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land where we work, we acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging. Jungle City pledges commitment to ‘pay the rent’ to Aboriginal people in Victoria by contributing 2% of our monthly profits to Pay The Rent.

Jungle City acknowledges the creators of the dance forms we practice and pay my respect to them, their elders and their ancestors. Jungle City is committed to working toward unity in all our diversity through the power of dance, music and culture.