About Us

Formed by Jason Beaman and Erin Aspinall in 2015, Outside Change was centered around a monthly magazine where they delivered current information and highlights of the dancesport world both here and across the world with an unbiased view for all organisations, societies and events.

The magazine unfortunately ceased publication in December 2019 with Erin resigning from the business and since then Brent Olifent has come on board and we endeavour to still bring you the annual Outside Change Cup & Freedom To Dance Ball held each year and, we look forward to making it the most prestigious must do event on the Australasian dance calendar.

We also enjoy keeping everyone up to date on both the facebook and Instagram pages of what is happening in the world of Ballroom Dancing.

JASON BEAMAN

Jason started dancing at the age of 3 in Brisbane, Australia, as dancing was a huge part of his family.  HIs first teacher was Wendy Thornton and then learnt off Jan Nicholas, Leigh Steele, Ray Rivers, Warren Smekel, Diane Clare and Les Beilby before moving to Sydney at the age of 16.

In his time in Sydney, his coaches were Doug & Sue Potter, Alex & Julie Schembri, John Simpson and Tony Gauci.  Melbourne then called which is now where he resides.  He learnt off many fabulous coaches such as, Neil Rosenfeld, Wayne Douglas, Robert Courts, Wynne Brickhill, Malcolm Batty, Kerry Clarke, Helen Richey, Cheryl Wrightson, Carinne Bird, Stephen Octigan and Brent Olifent.

Jason has been Queensland Champion in Juvenile, Junior and Amateur divisions.  New South Wales, Victorian, South Pacific, Australasian and NCDC Professional Champion covering all 3 styles.

  • Undefeated Australian Professional New Vogue Champion 1996, 97 & 98.
  • Australian Professional 10 Dance Champion, 1997, 98 & 2000.
  • Australian Professional Rising Star Ballroom, Latin & New Vogue Champion.
  • 9th place World Youth Ballroom Championship, 1991, Krefeld, Germany.
  • 14th place World Youth Latin Championship.  1991, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Semi Finalist World Professional 10 Dance Championship.  1998, Dortmund, Germany.
  • 5th place Asian Pacific Professional 10 Dance Championship.  2000, Hong Kong.

Now a very much in demand coach, lecturer and adjudicator throughout Australia.  Jason has adjudicated the WDC World Professional 10 Dance Championship in Canada, and championships in other countries including China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and all over Australia.

Jason is proudly working in the promotion of Para DanceSport in Victoria and is also on the state board of  DanceSport Victoria, plus teaching full time which is his main passion.

Top Picture: Jason with Chelsea Richardson, Australian Professional 10 Dance Champions and Asian Pacific Finalists

2nd Picture: Jason with Penny Bowden, 3 times Australian Professional New Vogue Champions, Australian Professional 10 Dance Champions, Australian Professional Rising Star Latin Champions and World Professional 10 Dance Semi Finalists.

BRENT OLIFENT

Brent is original from Adelaide, South Australia where he started dancing at the age of 12.  He has been the winner of every major championship in Australia covering 3 styles.  Some of Brent’s achievements have been;

  • 1983 & 84 Australian Amateur New Vogue Champion
  • 1987 Australian Professional Rising Star Ballroom and Latin Champion
  • 1989 Australian Professional Latin Champion
  • 1987, 88 & 89 Australian Professional 10 Dance Champion
  • International Amateur Latin Semi Finalist
  • World Professional 10 Dance Semi Finalist, 9th place.

Brent can be seen on many adjudicating panels around the Australia and is heavily involved in teaching and coaching many of todays top competitors.  He is also one of Australia’s leading dressmakers and designers with is former dance partner Jenni.

Both pictures: Brent with Jenni.