RainbowDance is proud to present JJ's Dance,
Sydney’s same-sex dance classes for women.
JJ's Dance is Australia's longest running same-sex dance class, and it's especially for women who love to dance!
Pioneered over 25 years ago by Miss Jan Blanch, JJ's dance has stood the test of time.
RainbowDance is so proud to have 'taken over the reins' of this amazing class and continue to provide LBTQ Women a place to dance.
We know how frustrating it can become to be taught only gender based dance roles, which is why our teaching style is completely unique. We give you the freedom and choice to learn either the 'lead' or 'follow' role - and in time, maybe you'll learn both!
So if you've ever wanted to Salsa, Cha Cha, Waltz, Tango, Rumba or Foxtrot in a safe and inclusive environment with other women but have never found the place to do so,
JJ's Dance by RainbowDance is for you!
Brought to you by 'Dancing With The Stars' professional Brendon Midson.
3 Great Reasons
To Dance With Us!
Come with your friends, your partner or just by yourself as we structure our classes to be very social and make it a priority to give everyone the chance to dance.
Mainstream dance classes focus on gender based roles only and we know how frustrating this can be, so there will be no ‘Female’ steps or ‘Male’ steps in our classes. You'll have the choice to learn as either the leader or the follower; and in time maybe even learn both!
The fun and interactive tuition makes learning to lead or follow your dance partner an enjoyable experience and also provides you with a fitness alternative to yet another gym.
If you’ve ever wanted to Salsa, Cha Cha, Waltz, Tango, Rumba or Foxtrot with other women but have never found the place or space to do so comfortably, JJ's Dance by Rainbowdance is for you!
JJ's Dance by RainbowDance runs every Tuesday evening.
Our night starts with the Beginners class at 6.30pm which runs for approximately 1 hour.
We then continue our night with the Intermediate class at 7.30pm. This 45min class is especially for those students who want a bit more challenge in dance all while having a fun, interactive and social experience.
From Tuesday, 7 May 2019, JJ's Dance will be held from
Marrickville West Public School,
Beauchamp St Marrickville NSW (see map).
*On site parking available - entry via Beauchamp Street. Plenty of street parking is also available.
Short walk from Marrickville Train Station and local buses*
Classes operate every week, except for our Christmas and New Year break and major public holidays. We teach a new dance every 2 weeks so you can get the most out of your dancing! Check out the timetable above for more information.
Come and join us for Latin American and Ballroom dance with
'Dancing With The Stars' professional Brendon Midson.
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JJ's Dance by RainbowDance has 4 different price options available for our class participants
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MEET YOUR TEACHER
Combining his love of ballroom with his training in commercial dance, Brendon has achieved considerable global success as a Dancer and Choreographer, on both stage and screen.
S C R E E N
Brendon's most recent television work was as the Choreographer for the Australian version of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’; having been asked to return in 2014 following his work with them on previous series in 2009 and 2010.
In 2010-2011 he appeared in two series of 'Dancing With The Stars', partnering with ‘Home and Away's' Esther Anderson in 2010; and 'Sunrise' co-host Samantha Armytage in 2011.
G L O B A L
Brendon has also toured Asia including Singapore, Taiwan, Korea and Japan in the huge hit show ‘Burn the Floor’. Prior to this he had made his name in competitive dance in Australia as multi award winning champion & Australian representative to the world; England and Norway as Amateur 10 Dance Champion and an American national finalist.
S T A G E
2013 found Brendon participating in the creation and media launch of Baz Lurman’s ‘Strictly Ballroom The Musical’, which was released worldwide; including appearing on billboards in Times Square, New York.
In 2012 Brendon was the Feature Dancer for the hugely successful Australian National Tour of Todd McKenney’s ‘The Songs & Stories of Peter Allen’.
In 2005 he was a Feature Dancer for the UK National Tour of 'Simply Ballroom'; including appearances at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London's West End.
In 2002 Brendon was honoured to perform on Broadway in the stage show ‘Latin Fusion’ choreographed by Louis Van Amstel.
Bringing her joy and passion of dance to all is just a part of what makes her world renown. Alana has achieved considerable success across the world from stage to screen and beyond.
G L O B A L
Alana was ten when first venturing into the world of Ballroom Dancing. Her competitive Ballroom career spanned Juvenile, Junior, Youth and Adult winning many finals and representing Australia on the world circuit. Her greatest achievements have been: Twice Australian Youth Latin Champion, Twice South Pacific Youth Latin Champion, Australian representative to the World Youth Latin Championships & Finalist All England Adult Championships to name a few.
She is also a graduate from the Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts.
For Alana, to teach it is to pass on the greatest joy and passion she has experienced in life so far.
S T A G E
Alana has travelled the world and featured in two world tours of the Ballroom phenomenon, Burn the Floor, including the U.S.A. Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore,
New Zealand and Australia.
She has also lived in Amsterdam for an eighteen month stint in Dirty
Dancing the musical at the iconic Beatrix theatre, Utrecht.
S C R E E N
Alana appeared in Channel 7’s longest running reality/variety show Dancing With The Stars for a massive twelve years, teaching and performing with stars such as Molly Meldrum - music legend; Larry Emdur - Morning Show Co-host and many others. She was fortunate to win the coveted mirrorball trophy two years running with Rob Palmer - celebrity gardener and again with Manu Feildel - celebrity chef.