You want to learn more about Dancehall culture, it’s history and steps?
The month of April is giving dancehall enthusiasts an opportunity to train and develop their skills with a variety of teachers!
Classes are on every:
TUE 6-7.30pm at Studio68 (Southwark tube)
WED 8.30-10pm at Maryland Studioz (Stratford tube)
THURS 7.30-9pm at iAstudios (Oval tube)
In April, Cindy will be teaching two special Back To Old school sessions. We also have special guest teachers such as Judith Palmer, Shelaine and international guest Vendela Blackout from Sweden / NYC.
Each class will be an incredible opportunity for students to understand Dancehall at a deeper level, experience a variety of teaching methods and expand their knowledge of dances of the african diaspora.
All dancehall classes are drop-ins and welcome all levels!
Vendela goes to Jamaica on a regular basis to train, perform and shoot music videos. Her experience of the Dancehall scene is pure, authentic and full of passion for the culture. We are excited to have her at Badda Beats Thursdayz!
Shelaine is a Queen and she “bruk out”!!!!!! When she see Shelain in action inna di Dancehall, you just step aside! Be ready for rather crazy a Female Steps Only collabo class!!!
Judith is from Jamaican heritage, and has studied African & Caribbean dance forms in depth for almost 3 decades!!! She is an encyclopedia of knowledge and a library of know-how, her dance skills will leave you speechless!! So you think you can whine…..? Come to class!!!
After an incredible collabo workshop with Sir Ledgen at Studio68 last night, we are going ahead with some “Female Steps Only” classes for the rest of the week.
Ladies, come and whine it, drop it, shake it, like nobody is watching! The female dancehall vocabulary is rich, powerful, cheeky, sexy, strong and creative. Come and learn more about technique, culture, all in an environment where self-expression, freedom and individuality is valued!
DANCEHALL – “FEMALE STEPS ONLY”
WED 25th MARCH 8.30-10pm at Maryland Studioz (Stratford tube) £5
THURS 26th MARCH 7.30-9pm at iAstudios (Oval tube) £8 / £7**
Wanna see videos from some previous Female Steps Only Classes?
Badda Beats Thursdayz is moving into a new home iAstudios this week!!
Our lovelly intern Sara has made a map for our students, so you won’t get lost. Only 1 min walk from Oval tube station, GOP Dancers and myself are super excited to start the event in a beautiful new and big space!
iAstudios is also fully wheelchair accessible!
Badda Beats Thursdayz
every Thursday at iAstudios
7.30-9pm —> The Dancehall LAB with Cindy Claes & Guests
This week it’s a Dancehall & Dancehall Collabo class!
Thurs 5th March 7pm-8.30pm
last class at Husky Studios before we are moving to iAstudios (1min walk from Oval tube) DHK Shortman and Cindy Claes are joining creative forces to bring you a collabo class full of vybz!!
Both dancehall dancers/teachers have been dancing together in an incredible music video last year: “Come Over” by Clean Bandit feat. Stylo G.
The Music video was shot in a desert in Morocco as well as in the Arctic!!! Choreography by Paradigmz.
A bit more info about the teachers:
More info on Cindy Claes, her Dancehall Theatre work and her international exchanges: www.cindyclaes
DHK Shortman has won several award along the years:
1.Best Upcoming Dancer 2008 (Everhype Dancers)
2. Best newcomer dancer 2008 (Everhype Dancers)
3. Best Group Dancer 2009 DDA Awards (Dancehall Dancers Awards)
4. Best Male dancer 2009 DDA Awards (Dancehall Dancers
5. 2nd place European Dancehall King 2010
6. Most Creative Dancer 2011 (DDA) Dancehall Dancers Awards
7. Best Male Solo Dancer 2013 (DIA Awards) Dancehall Industry Awards
8. Best Dancer 2014 (DIA Awards) Dancehall Industry Awards
I will be posting a little snippet video of our upcoming collabo later on tonight… stay tuned!
March is about to kick off with a series of super exciting Dancehall classes!
INTERNATIONAL GUEST TEACHER:
Sir Ledgen, all the way from New York, will be teaching a collabo class with Cindy on Tue 24th March 6-7.30pm at Studio68!! (£8 only)
We have a collabo class coming up almost each week for our Thursday Dancehall LABs. Explore new dance forms, come and have fun, learn new techniques and how to fuse them with Dancehall. The collabo classes are an opportunity for different dance communities to come together.
FEMALE STEPS ONLY
Cause the ladies have been waiting and requested it! Female Steps Only is back to celebrate the huge contribution of Women in the Dancehall!