Dance Movement Therapy privates
Dance Movement therapy can compliment other verbal therapies or work on its own as an effective way to reconnect your mind and body through a mindful somatic experience, help shift trauma, support physical rehabilitation from injury or re-program your body to break bad habits of movement that are restricting you from living your best life in your body today. The dance forms we practice at Jungle City naturally have elements of SMT techniques within them so our approach to integrating Dance therapy into our sessions utilises elements of these dance styles, along with elements of other western DMT modalities such as Bartenieff fundamentals, combine with yoga movements and breathing techniques to create a unique experience aimed at healing, stimulating energy flow and strengthening our mind-body connection.
Private sessions can be delivered online or in person and are tailored to your specific needs and desired outcomes. We include a free initial consultation to ensure this process is right for you, and to create your specific session plan.
Dance Class Instructors
Dance artist / Performer / Choreographer / Dance and fitness Instructor / Competition Judge / Dance movement therapy facilitator
Cat Sweeney 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.
Private lessons are held at studio locations in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs. Our instructors can also arrange sessions at a location more suitable to you upon request, and if feasible.