Group Private Workshop

Class Description

By Appointment

Private Tuition

Our team of professional dancers at Jungle City offer tailor made group workshops to suit diverse audiences and purposes. We can offer a fun way to spice up your birthday or hens party, end of year work celebrations, community gathering or as a team building exercise and much more. Get in touch and let us tailor a package for you. We also offer Personal training, and private group workshops at our studio. We can arrange private lessons online, or in person at your location or ours. Group workshops start from $250 per dance facilitator.

DayStartEndAge Group
Monday12:00 am11:59 pmAll Ages

Dance Class Instructors

Chuby Dice

Dance artist / Performer / Choreographer / Dance creator /  Instructor / Jamaican Dancehall Culture Ambassador

Chuby Dice is one of the top dancers in Jamaica and leader of Jamaican dancehall crew Black Dice. He featured on the big screen in films including ‘Intent 2’ and ‘King of the Dancehall’ directed by Nick Cannon, and music videos for top artists including Vybz Kartel, Busta Rymes, Stylo G, Elephant Man, Shawn Storm and Australian producer Monkey Marc to name a few. His team Black Dice have gained much street cred and global recognition over the past few years for bringing the fire back to Jamaican Dancehall street parties with their pyrotechnic displays, and creation of popular party steps such as ‘Falla Fashi’, ‘Swing It’, ‘Move a Foot’, and ‘Tek Piece a It’ to name a few.

In Australia, Chuby has performed at festivals including MONA FOMA, JMFF, St Kilda Festival and Moomba, supported international touring artists such as Konshens, and judged the Australian Dancehall King and Queen competition. As a highly knowledgeable and sort after dance instructor he has delivered workshops in Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane and of course back home in Jamaican with students traveling from all over the world to learn authentic Jamaican dance from the source.

Now based in Melbourne Chuby Dice is teaching and performing regularly as part of the Jungle City team, as well as in schools educating the next generation of Dancehall dancers in Australia.

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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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Lerato Masiyane

Dance artist / Performer / Choreographer / Dance and fitness instructor

Lee has been dancing for as long as she can remember – firstly in the style of Hip hop and then, since arriving in Australia, and joining Melbourne’s top Dancehall crew Burncity Queenz has become highly acclaimed for her skills in Dancehall and Afrodances. Lee placed 3rd in the Australian Dancehall Queen competition in 2015 and travelled to Jamaica in that same year to learn from the creators first hand in Jamaica.

Over the past few years Lee’s career has gone from strength to strength – not only with her position at Jungle City, and as a member of Burncity Queenz, but also as a solo performer, performing with the likes of Sampa the Great, Baker Boy and featuring in numerous music videos with local and international artists.

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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

By Appointment

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.

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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.