Dancehall Classes in London – Join us now!

Despite the London tube strikes, students, Dancehall warriors and dance lovers were still present, smiling and sweating their evening away dancing on some beautiful jamaican tunes!! It was International Dance Day after all, celebrating our love for dance was a must!

Join our weekly classes any time of the year! All levels, everybody welcome!

TUE 6-7.30pm at Studio68

WED 8.30-10pm at Maryland Studioz

THURS afternoons… info to be announced soon!!!

Dancehall classes in London with Cindy Claes!

During my trip to Jamaica, wonderful teachers Andrea Queens and Natalie Baylie took over, covering all my classes. Their energy brightened up the room and the videos are looking crazy!!

I am now back in London, teaching all my classes, make sure you reach as I have a lot of Kingstonian vybz and sun to share!



The Dancehall Theatre Exchange & Training Program (DTxTP) is a professional development platform.

From MON 3rd FEB 2014 until FRI 7th FEB 2014

10am-5.30pm, every day at Husky Studios


  • Dancehall with Shady Squad straight from Jamaica: Conray & Matthew Richards
  • Dancehall Theatre with Cindy Claes
  • Dance Storytelling with Funmi Adewole
  • Lecture on Dancehall culture & history: H Patten


£129 (pay before 20th Jan)

£149 (pay before 27th Jan)

£169 (from 28th Jan)



It is an intensive 5 day course which will provide participants with authentic knowledge about Dancehall technique, history and culture. The program will also include Dancehall Theatre sessions and focus on exploring choreographic and theatrical devices to tell stories through Dancehall.

The DTxTP is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity!

The program is intense, the level will be high, sweat will drop on the floor and you will learn from amazing artists who have so much experience to share. The DTxTP aims to support dancers, choreographers (emerging or established) and dance teachers within their practice.

The course is aimed at:

  • young graduates
  • intermediate & advanced students who want to make a career within the arts
  • emerging dance artists who want to include Dancehall within their practice
  • professional dancers / more established choreographers
  • dance teachers

** Please note we have small bursaries for people living outside London, for more information about how to apply, please Contact Me**

This project is supported by: ADAD Trailblazers, Sadler’s Wells, Arts Council England, RichMix, Breakin’ Convention, Juste Debout UK, Scanners Inc., Greenwich Dance.

Big Up Wednesdayz International


WORKSHOP #BigUpWednesdayzInternational

WED 5th FEB 2014


6.30-8pm with Conray J. Richards

8pm-9.30pm with Matthew Richards

at Husky Studios (29a Amelia Street, SE17 3PY London)

£15 for one workshop OR only £22 for both workshops!!!!!


We have the honor to have multi-award winning Dancehall crew, Shady Squad (straight from JAMAICA), coming to London!!!!!

Calling all Dancehall lovers! Whether you are a beginner, a Dancehall curious, a Dancehall master or a Dancehall addict, be there!

Cindy Claes Productions always & only brings you “la creme de la creme”!

Book in advance:

1. Online

2. You can also pay cash when going to Cindy Claes’ weekly classes.


“Big Up Wednesdayz” and the joys of sharing my passion for Dancehall

Dancehall classes in London, also known as… #BigUpWednesdayz !!! 😀

“#BigUpWednesdayz is to me more than a dance class. Of course, we sweat (mirrors are always steamed up!), and we work out, and we learn about technique. I also wanted to create a class where spirit would take over. Dancehall empowered me as a woman, as an artist, as a human being. I wanted to teach a class that would mirror what Dancehall is, a social dance form, that gives away the message that everyone stands out and that every person is special.

BigUpWednesdayz is that time of the week where students take time out to “big up” themselves, their achievements, their curves and the way they move & grove. Mistakes are allowed and valued in class as much as getting the steps nailed. Students truly smile when walking out of the door cause something special always happens within their dancing souls.

BigUpWednesdayz is a weekly Dancehall class. Being a Dancehall lover for 16 years, having travelled to Jamaica to train & research the art form, I love passing on that passion I have for this rich & mesmerizing dance culture. Each week we look at old school and new school dance moves, students learn about Dancehall vocabulary and where the steps come from.

Setting up the class has been a very exciting journey so far, and to celebrate our one year anniversary we even had #BigUpWednesdayzINTERNATIONAL with a guest teacher from Brooklyn / NYC: Blacka Di Danca!! This was a true inspirational, educational, emotional and spiritual experience!

I hope the class will keep growing over the years. By teaching these regular Dancehall classes my aim is to generate more interest & appreciation for Dancehall within the various dance communities. BigUpWednesdayz promotes the beauty and the positiveness of Dancehall culture.

Classes are open to all, hope you can all join us inna di studio soon!!!!”

Cindy Claes


New Jack Swing & Dancehall classes in London

I am now teaching 3 classes per week! Check out the full schedule below:

every TUE
at Studio68
Address: 68 Ewer Street, London SE1 0NR
Nearest tube: Southwark

every TUE
£7 (plus membership)
at Danceworks
Address: 16 Balderton Street, London, W1K 6TN
nearest tube: Bond Street

every WED
at Maryland Studioz
Address: 84-86 Leytonstone Road, London, E15 1TQ
nearest tube: Stratford