Jacky Logan: Fitness Dance Classes and DJ for Ballroom dancing






  
 




 

 

About Jacky's Jukebox

Jacky Logan was awarded a British Empire Medal in 2020 for services to Same-Sex Balroom Dancing. She has been a Ballroom and Latin dance DJ since 1994. Jacky's DJ skills include encouraging the participants to join in with the dancing. As part of the function, she can lead demonstrations that will introduce beginners to the magic of partner dance. She facilitates learning of basic steps as part of any function including: Country & Western Line dance, Basic Argentinean Tango, Ballroom & Latin Dance, 70's line dance, Old Time sequences, Basic Salsa.




    


 




    
          


               

 

Examples of services on offer (click on links)

* Jacky's Jukebox 
* Pink Jukebox
* Outdoor Dance Festival
* Tea Dances & Community Events
* Working with Bands
* Grand Balls and Fundraisers
* Dance Holiday DJ
* International Dance Competitions
* Pink Dancers



 

 




      
      



 




 

Jacky's POP-UP Jukebox

Since 1995 Jacky has run this event as a mixed gay/straight evening on the first Saturday of the month at the Rivoli Ballroom. It has regularly attracted 200 to 300 people. Jacky is now running this iconic night as a 'Pop-Up'. Dancing includes Salsa, Ballroom, Latin, Country, 70's line dances, Old time and Argentinean Tango. It is a very mixed & friendly environment. There are no classes. The music is mixed to cover from the 1930s through to current chart hits. For current details, Please see Jackys Facebook page

Dates and venues for 2022

February: Saturday 26th at Walthamstow Trades Hall. E17 

March: Saturday 5th at Matico Dance Hall in Penge

April: Saturday 2nd at Bishopsgate Institute. EC2M 4QH

May: Saturday 21st at Bishopsgate Institute. EC2M 4QH

June: Saturday 4th at Walthamstow Trades Hall E17

July: Saturday 2nd at Bishopsgate Institute. EC2M 4QH

August: To be confirmed

September: Saturday 3rd at Bishopsgate Institute EC2M 4QH

October: To be confirmed

November: Saturday 26th - Pink Dancer Ball at Bishopsgate Institute. EC2M 4QH

December: Saturday 3rd - Christmas Jackys Jukebox at Bishopsgate Institute. EC2M 4QH


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Pink Jukebox

Jacky is the Co-founder and runs the Pink Jukebox, with Ralf Schiller. This is a Ballroom and Latin Dance club for Lesbians and Gay men and their friends based in the centre of town. The music is a great mix from the 30's to the present day. It's a great place to meet new friends and you do not need a partner. Dance Classes are provided by Ralf Schiller.

For info on location and class times see Pink Jukebox
or call Ralf 07774 443 627

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Outdoor Dance Festivals

Jacky has DJ'd for several open air dance events at the Bow Community Festival and at the bandstand in West Ham Park. She was a regular at The Broadwalk Ballroom in Regents Park. This was an open air dance extravaganza Jacky is very flexible in her approach and can encourage participation with large crowds.

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Tea Dances & Community Events

Many a quiet library has been enlivened with book addicts transformed into dancers for the day at Jacky's Tea Dances! Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Newham Library Services have booked Jacky to play music, run quizes, teach a few steps, take music reminiscence and dance history sessions and generally involve people in a love of music and dance.

Click here to see Jacky in action at the Coffee Morning Disco at Bow Idea Store. She has also taught basic steps and provided music for Ballroom and Latin Dance workshops at The Southbank Centre, Chelsea Theatre, East London Out Project and other community events.

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DJ warm up and continuity working with bands

Comparing with bands is something that Jacky is well known for. She worked with Deidre Cartwright and Alison Raynor to put on the very first Emma Peel Fan Club gig in 1996. Sixties and seventies retro is just her style. She can warm up the audience by demonstrating a few retro line dances or getting people up on stage for a dance contest. She can MC for large charity events.

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Grand Balls and Fundraisers

Jacky provided the music for the very first Stonewall Equality Grand Ball in 1996 and has been managing large functions since then. She regularly compares and plays music for the Ballroom and Latin Dance Event in the Clore Ballroom in the Royal Festival Hall. She can entertain large crowds and is expert at providing DJ and MC Services for formal occasions. Corporate functions with a theme are a speciality. She has worked at the Hurlingham Club as a DJ.

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Dance Holiday DJ

Jacky is available to provide a fantastic range of music for ballroom and latin dance holidays. She has guested at the Piccadilly Hotel Bournmouth providing entertainment and music weekend dance holidays. For the last 15 years she has hosted the evening functions at the Laurieston Dance-A-Rama at Laurieston Hall in Scotland.

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International Dance Competitions

Jacky is experienced in providing music for, and coordinating The Annual PINK JUKEBOX TROPHY. It is one of the largest International Same-Sex ballroom and Latin dance competitions in Europe, held at the Rivoli Ballroom in the third week in February. More information. It brings together couples from all over the world. The competition is aimed at all levels of dancing, both professional and amateur, and is regularly sold out in advance.

Join the Pink Jukebox Trophy forum on Facebook.

To find out about Same-Sex competitive dancing see UKEDC , and for competitions abroad see The ESSDA.

For those who are participating in competition dancing for the first time there is a fun competition held at the Rivoli in the afternoon preceeding the Jackys Jukebox Dance Night on the 1st Saturday in October. For more details see www.funcompetition.co.uk.

Jacky competes in the International dance competitions with her partner Mary, see the Danish Open Dance Championships

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Pink Dancers

Jacky is a regular performer with The Pink Dancers - a gay ballroom & latin dance formation group. She has travelled the globe, to Copenhagen, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris & other cities to host events and perform with them. They were a big hit on the stage of the MOVE IT festival at Earls Court in 2008. They were part of The Trafalgar Square Festival and The River Cultures Festival in 2006. The Choreographer & founder of the group is Ralf Schiller. The Pink Dancers were formed in 1992 and is made up of quality amateur dancers who come together to weave intricate patterns on the dance floor, often changing partners & breaking down traditional gender restrictions, presenting different combinations of leading & following roles, incorporating women leading men, women leading women, men leading men etc.

To Book Pink Dancers or find out more about Latin and Ballroom same-sex couple dancing, contact Jacky For examples of performances and more details visit their Facebook site.There is now a video of the silver medal winning performance by the Pink Dancers at the Out Games 2009 in Copenhagen. You can see it on utube Pink Dancers Video .

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