Female Dancehall course – Term 1

Class Description

Jungle City creative space

Beginner Dance Courses

Ignite your fire and delve into the world of female Dancehall originated and created in Jamaica. From the original Dancehall Queen Carlene who inspired a generation of dancers with the ‘butterfly’ we will start from the original female movements, working on stamina, confidence and technique, plus learn the most popular dances created during the old, mid skool and work our way into the New Skool era. For the females, Dancehall is about being in your power as a woman – no matter what shape, size, colour, background and owning your space to be your most unique self. This course will not only teach you the dance but assist you in finding your Queen power within and owning it!

DayStartEndAge Group
Tuesday7:00 pm8:00 pm16+

Dance Class Instructors

Kitty Cat

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.

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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.