Jason's natural flair for dancing developed in the 90's while attending jazz and funk classes in Brisbane. After moving to the Gold Coast he decided to develop his dancing repertoire and began to learn Modern Jive.
Joanne began learning Modern Jive in 2010 and now teaches for Move Your Body at an Advanced level. She also competes and judges at various competitions and enjoys involvement in team routines and team choreography.
Jason started dancing 12 years ago. Qualifying as a Champions Level dancer in 2016. Jason is an instructor teaching from Beginner to Intermediate classes and a valued member of the administration team.
I started dancing with Move Your Body in 2004. Love the music, the fun, the challenge to learn & the people you meet. I have been competing for approx 6 years, It is so satisfying to see the people you are teaching improve! Always proud to be a part of this great team!
Being a teacher comes with responsibilities but the rewards are far more. I now an able to unlock our students potential and enjoy seeing the progress they make and the delight on their face when they are able to confidently execute what I am teaching.
Dance provides a new opportunity to build self-confidence. It is a realm of self-acceptance and acceptance of others. Move Your Body Dance Company is predominately a world of kindness. It's a place where one can be governed by feeling, rather than thinking and categorizing.
“Dance is connection. Connection to the music, connection to your partner, connection to your soul. The feeling you get from when you step onto the floor the first time to the end of the last song, that feeling is an exhilarating feeling. It is a feeling of freedom that cannot be explained by words; only experienced.”
MYB is more than dance classes, there is such a great atmosphere that you just can't help but enjoy meeting new people and making friends who all have a common interest (dance) while at the same time having fun, trying something new and you don't even realise that you're getting in some exercise too.
Dancing for over 20 years. With winning medals in many team routines, freestyle and dwas events over the years. Accumulating over 30 medals. In comps all over Australia. But most of all I enjoy the MYB family. Whom likewise enjoy teaching new people the joys of music and dance. It’s the biggest buzz. Finding friendships for a life time.
“Having focused on working and my acting career, it was not until I returned to Move Your Body, that I realised what I have been missing. Not only does dancing provide physical fitness, it also promotes confidence, motivation, reduces stress and is a fantastic way to meet new friends. For me, happiness is on the dance floor. I am so thankful to Jason for allowing me the privilege of being a part of MYB Crew".
I joined Move Your Body in 2013 with the encouragement of my dad. At first, I was nervous as everyone is when they start something new. Through teaching and competing, dance has given me confidence I never thought possible. Now as a crew member I can share my passion for dance and inspire each student to build upon their skills and techniques in a fun social atmosphere.
I find social dancing to be a lot of fun and it is very enjoyable to be able to express yourself in creative ways to the different styles of music, as well as experiment with the interactions you have with your partner while doing various movements. Another positive about social dancing is I have met many different and interesting people. Many of these people have now become good friends outside of the dance scene.
Even if you have never danced before, Move Your Body provides classes for absolute beginners to the more advanced dancers so we cater for all abilities. Move Your Body offers an extremely friendly, social atmosphere and is a fantastic way to meet people while learning how to dance.It doesn't take long to have a handful of moves under your belt, which you can use at any place, to any music, at any time. Come along to class to see for yourself!
What our students say
Fabulous teachers and lovely people – great fun !
Alicia Lee de LeeuwIntermediate Dancer
I brought 2 new friends along last night at 7:00 pm to the Monday class. I couldn’t look after them because of a heavy head cold. Jason and the crew made them so welcome, I’m sure they will be back. Jason is probably the best teacher in Queensland, certainly the very best that I have encountered. The “Crew” are respectful polite helpful and wonderfully welcoming. Well Done Jason!
Will SkiIntermediate Dancer
I was made to feel very welcome and enjoyed both classes and the social dances. I would highly recommend Move Your Body. Great night. Great team.
Debra BuchananBeginner Dancer
Great relaxed Crew and Jason is just the best teacher ever !! He really nurtures the beginners. Love it
Gabriele GardinerBeginner Dancer
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