Backstreet dance, Cairns

Our Dance Classes

JAZZ (available for all ages)

Jazz can be a fun, energetic, invigorating style of dance where you are always moving and bouncing around with zest!! It can also be a smooth and lyrical style of dance, however most times it is super funky, energetic & full of upbeat music.

Moves may include: turns, jumps, splits, kicks, runs and gallops. We also teach the correct jazz terminology such as jettes, chainé, chassé, fan kick, coupé, retiré, pirouette, plié, etc.


Jazz/Funk (3yo to Adults)

The great thing about Jazz/Funk is that it can include any style of jazz, from commercial, lyrical, broadway or street jazz. One thing is guaranteed though – it always includes a bouncy energy!


Commercial Jazz (Preteens (10-12yo’s) only)

The choreography & music for commercial is inspired from music clips eg. Beyonce, Britney, Lady Ga Ga, Katy Perry, JLo, etc. It’s full of sass and attitude. Get in touch with your feminine and saucy side.

HIP HOP (available for all ages)

Hip hop is full of ATTITUDE!! Positive attitude of course. You’ll learn to move just like the famous music stars such as Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Michael Jackson and Rihanna.

Hip Hop is a broad term that can include popping, locking, breakdancing, house, moonwalking, waving, etc. You learn a lot of rhythm and groove – for instance, you’ll learn not only how to do a dance move, but how to sink into it the hip hop way and get a real good feel for what makes hip hop look & feel so good. This style is a great way to express yourself.


Commercial Hip Hop Teens only (13yo+)

This style involves a lot of the latest music and is classified as new school hip hop ie. pop music like Beyonce, Rihanna, JLo, Fifth Harmony, Janet Jackson, Bruno Mars. It involves dance moves from music clips & movies and can be quite a feminine style. It is a creative style that requires high levels of attitude and sharp lines.


Urban Hip Hop Teens only (13yo+)

This style is classified as old school hip hop and uses a range of bigger, expressive, loose and 'out there' moves. Loads of swagga! Suitable for those who like to dance it out BIG. It’s a more masculine style of hip hop, grungy and explosive energy. This loose style requires strong energy and calls on dancers who love to groove and explode out in energy.

Other Classes

Here are some other classes we offer.


Ballet & Contemporary (3yo to Adult)

We have brought the ballet element BACK to Backstreet and mixing it up with our contemporary classes! Ballet is the Godparent of dance and it’s full of tradition and format. This class is a balanced combination of both styles. It will include ballet technique and skill (No pointe/ballet shoes).

Contemporary dance is a style that explores the likes of Jazz, Ballet & Lyrical. It includes a lot of ballet & jazz components. Contemporary is used to tell a story & dancers are encouraged to connect with the music, use lots of emotion & to move their body through different types of movement such as fluid, sharp or relaxed. Contemporary also features floor work, jumps, partner & group work.


Teen/Adult Heels Class (16yo+)

Not only do you dance in commercial heels (featured in photo below) but you also learn the very unique foundations of heels which has some jazz elements in it and LOADS OF SASS, strutting and posing. This style is all about female empowerment - embracing your body and holding it with confidence. The class involves some ballet technique for ankle and posture alignment and core strengthening. It includes learning how to walk confidently in heels plus learning some real cool heels choreography.

Students of HEELS class wear ankle high, high heel shoes - any style and any design. No colour - silver or gold is okay.


Dance Cheer (6 - 9yo)

This class is all about having FUN while holding POM POMS! This is a mix between our Backstreet Jazz/Funk and Cheerleading. It includes a cheer element while staying true to Backstreet’s Philosophy. This class doesn’t include acrobatics or tumbling. It does include teamwork, lifts, cartwheels and a lot of formations. It’s all about having spirit and energy!


JFH (12-17yo)

JFH is a fusion of 3 styles: Jazz, Funk and Hip Hop. It’s a great style as it covers all 3 genres and you get to experience all the styles in one class.