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Dancehall classes in April, an amazing line up!!

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!

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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)

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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!

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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!!!

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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!!!

 

Judith Palmer special guest April 2015

 

 

INTERNATIONAL DANCEHALL COLLABO Class with Sir Ledgen from NYC

The Dancehall LAB presents:

INTERNATIONAL DANCEHALL COLLABO CLASS

Sir Ledgen, all the way from New York, will be teaching a collabo class with Cindy Claes on:

Tue 24th March, 6pm-7.30pm 
at Studio68 (London / UK)
(£8)


*** we will be in the big studio downstairs!!***

***pay at the door***

 

Cindy Claes Productions values international exchanges and believes there is a lot of power behind these artistic encounters.  We are very excited to be working with Sir Ledgen and can’t wait to share a lot of energy with all students!!

 

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Here is what is awaiting for you: pure groove, flow and vybz!

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(**The Dancehall LAB will exceptionnaly be held on a Tuesday instead of Thursdayz.)

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AND HERE IS A REMINDER OF WHAT’S HAPPENING THE REST OF THE WEEK, special FEMALE STEPS ONLY FOR THE LADIES!!!

 

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House and Dancehall? Afro-beats and Dancehall? YES PLEASE!

The Dancehall LAB presents

THE COLLABO CLASS SERIES

on THURSDAYZ, 7.30pm-9pm

at iAstudios

(1-3 Brixton Road, London SW9 6DE —> 1min walk from Oval Tube Station)

£8/class OR £7**

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Dancehall + House (with Caramel Soldier) – 12th March

Dancehall + Afro-Beats (with Verona) – 19th March

INTERNATIONAL Dancehall + Dancehall (with Sir Ledgen NYC) – 24th March —-> exceptionally held at Studio68

 

Dancehall + “Female Steps Only” (with Shelaine Prince) – 23rd April

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Dates to be announced soon for the following workshops:

 

Body Percussion + Dancehall with Asha Jennings-Grant 

Hiphop Theatre/Performance skills + Dancehall with Franck Wilson

Afro-vybz + Dancehall with Fay-B (from Belgium/Burkina Faso)

The art of “whining”, back to the roots & African Dance with Judith Palmer (live drumming)

 

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The Dancehall LAB:

From concept choreo classes, to freestyle classes, students will also have the opportunity to engage in Dancehall Theatre sessions and explore dance storytelling through Dancehall.

Another exciting part of the Dancehall LAB are the series of upcoming COLLABO CLASSES!!!  Be ready for London, national and international collaborations to come!!!

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Badda Beats Thursdayz is a night of regular classes for Dance lovers passionate about dances of the african diaspora.

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Every Thursday evening at iAstudios:

7.30pm-9pm ——->The Dancehall LAB with Cindy & Guests

9pm-10.30pm ——>Afro-Beats Fusion with GOP Dancers

£8/class or £14 for both

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Please visit the website for regular updates: www.cindyclaes.com

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Looking forward to see you in the studio with us on Thursdayz!!!

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Here is a taster of what awaits you for the next few months, take out your diaries and put those dates down!

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UK Dancehall & Dancehall Collabo Class

This week it’s a Dancehall & Dancehall Collabo class!

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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!!

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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.

 

 

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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
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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

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I will be posting a little snippet video of our upcoming collabo later on tonight… stay tuned!

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People are you ready for this?!?!?!?!

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Badda Beats Thursdayz is moving into a new home on 12th March!

Badda Beats Thursdayz is moving venue…

Join us at iAstudios from THURS 12th MARCH!!!!!!!!  

We are very excited to soon be moving into our new “home”:

iAstudios

1-3 Brixton Road, London SW9 6DE (near Oval tube station)

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**Classes will run as normal on Thurs 26th Feb, and Thurs 5th March at Husky Studios.

**Please note there will be a few changes (time & price) when changing venue. See info below.

**You will LOVE the new studio!!!!!!!!

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Thurs 26th Feb at Husky Studios

7-8.30pm – The Dancehall LAB (Collabo Class – acting for dancers & dancehall)

8.30-10pm – Afro-Beats Fusion

 

Thurs 5th March at Husky Studios

7-8.30pm – The Dancehall LAB (Collabo Class – dancehall & dancehall)

8.30-10pm – Afro-Beats Fusion

£8/class or £12 for both

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From Thurs 12th March, we will be based at iAstudios:

7.30-9pm ——-> The Dancehall LAB (with Cindy Claes)

9-10.30pm —–>  Afro-Beats Fusion (with GOP Dancerz)

£8/class or £14 for both

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The Dancehall LAB – FEBRUARY SCHEDULE

The Dancehall LAB as part of Badda Beats Thursdayz, is all about exploring Dancehall within a larger realm of possibilities.

 

From Dancehall freestyle to Dancehal Theatre to Dancehall Collabo Classes, The Dancehall LAB is a UNIQUE weeky event happening in London.

 

Here is the FEBRUARY SCHEDULE:

 

Join us every Thursday at Husky Studios:

7-8.30pm The Dancehall LAB (with CINDY & GUESTS)

8.30-10pm Afro-Beats Fusion (with GOP Dancerz)

£8/class or £12 for the whole evening!

 

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You can now also book for our Collabo Class series online!!!!

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Dancehall + House (with Caramel Soldier) – 19th Feb
Dancehall + Acting for dancers (with Gbemisola Ikumelo) – 26th Feb
Dancehall + Dancehall (with DHK Shortman) – 5th March
Dancehall + Afro-Beats (with Verona) – 19th March
Dancehall + “Female Steps Only” (with Shelaine Prince) – 23rd April
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BOOK ONLINE:
http://cindyclaes.com/shop/

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Collabo Class TUE 25th NOV

COLLABO CLASS

Jazz-Fusion & Dancehall

Dominic-Lawrence and Cindy Claes

TUE 25th NOV

6-7.30pm

at Studio68

£7

 

Dominic-Lawrence is a choreographer who has developped an intricate dance vocabulary influenced by Jazz, African Dance, Hiphop and more.  We are joining forces and creative minds to bring you a mindblowing class on TUE 25th NOV 6-7.30pm at Studio68!!!