Jacky Logan has been a DJ since 1980. In 2020 she was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to Same-sex Ballroom Dancing. Having run a mobile disco for parties, benefits and clubs, she turned her hand to Ballroom and Latin Dance Music in 1994.
DJ Jacky’s Jukebox has run a regular Ballroom and Latin dance night at the Rivoli Ballroom on the First Saturday of the months since 1996, and was one of the regular DJs for the Stratford Town Hall Monday Afternoon Tea Dance. She also runs the Pink Jukebox Dance Club with Ralf Schiller.
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.
Recently Jacky has combined DJ’ing with reminiscence projects for Older People, exploring social settings and demonstrating dance styles from the last 6 decades.
Jacky is a complete Ballroom and Latin ‘dance addict’ and is part of a Same Sex formation dance group called the Pink Dancers. She has 12 years experience of organising and playing music for International Dance Competitions and is a foundling committee member of the UKEDC (United Kingdom Equality Dance Council). Jacky was also involved in forming the current ESSDA (European Same-Sex dance Council).
Jacky’s Jukebox caters for all ages. Her DJ services are very versatile and can meet most challenges for themed functions or events for people new to Ballroom and Latin dance.
Jacky competes in the International dance competitions with her partner Mary.
Here is a really great interview with Jacky by Marianka Swain in “Dance Today”
To find out about Same-Sex competitive dancing see the UKSSDC , and for competitions abroad see the ESSDA.
Join the Pink Jukebox Trophy forum about the annual London same-sex dance competition on Facebook.
For those who are participating in competition dancing for the first time there is a fun competition held at the Rivoli on the first Saturday in October.