Combining Afro Colombian Dance with Somatic Movement therapy techniques, and other breath and movement tools we will go within to unlock and break free from the negative self-talk, rigid and restriction movement habits, and limiting beliefs that block our divine and feminine power from coming to the surface and showering us with strength, love, confidence, fearlessness and fire. If you find that dance is something that you would love to explore but feel insecure in taking the first step toward a regular dance class then this course is perfect for you as it will provide you with an opportunity to unlock and shift some of the stagnation that may be holding you back. Or if you are a dancer who has lost their passion for dance, or still find yourself doubting your ability or your worth then again this course is perfect for you too, as it will provide space for you to reconnect to your body and mind in a different way.
Dance artist / Performer / Choreographer / Dance and fitness Instructor / Competition Judge / Dance movement therapy facilitator
Cat Pwiti aka Kitty Cat, founder of Burncity Queenz (Melbourne’s first official Dancehall dance group), and Jungle City projects, has over 15 years experience in the industry as a dancer and arts practitioner. As a member of Burncity Queenz Cat has performed alongside big name artists in Dancehall and Afrobeats including: Elephant Man, Demarco, Cecil, Bracket, Stone Boy, and Konshens to name a few. Cat has travelled to Jamaica seven times over the past six years to learn Dancehall by the creators of the dances, and founded True Jamaican Dancehall Tours in 2014 – bringing Jamaican dancers to Australia, and taking Australian students to Jamaica to learn Dancehall from the source.
Cat was the First Australian in history to enter the International Dancehall Queen competition, and in 2015 ranked Top Ten in the 19th Annual IDHQ Competition. She has toured around Australia sharing her knowledge and love of Dancehall and helped grow the Dancehall community through her hard work and dedication to the culture.
In 2018, alongside her Burncity Queenz crew members Cat became one of the official back up dancers for Baker Boy and has featured in several of his videos including ‘Marryuna’ the award winning ‘Meditjin’. In 2019 Cat began her studies into Dance Movement therapy and in the coming years plans to unite her knowledge of dance and DMT to better support the community using dance as a tool for healing.
Dance and Movement Instructor
Karen Bravo Is a multidisciplinary Afro Colombian artists who has found in the traditional dances from the South Pacific Coast in Colombia the inspiration for her artistic process and a way to connect with her African heritage, sharing with people from different cultural backgrounds the importance and special meaning that the music and dance has for the African descendants in Colombia.
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.