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May Schedule 2015

Dancehall Collabos and Classes in MAY 2015 – schedule is out!

Dancehall lovers, Afrobeats lovers, African dance lovers, and dance students… the MAY schedule is out!

The Dancehall LAB hosts a collabo class EVERY WEEK of the month! Including two international collabo classes!!

From Dancehall & Body percussion to Afrobeats mix & Dancehall, you will be spoiled in training opportunities!

Join me for me TUE, WED or THURS class:

 

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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

 

 

Dance like nobody is watching!

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!

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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**

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Wanna see videos from some previous Female Steps Only Classes?

 

 

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
Awards)
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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Class Schedule for March 2015!

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)

 

COLLABO CLASSES

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!

 

Shedule for March is below:

March schedule

 

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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 – January 2015

Happy New Year!!!  Hope you all had a fabulous time with your beloved ones and started the year with energy and love.

 

I am soon launching a new class, and it is an exciting one!!!

 

Badda Beats Thursdayz is a new concept where all dance lovers looking for classes of dances of the african diaspora can come and enjoy a variety of vybz, all in the same place, on the same night!

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BADDA BEATS THURSDAYZ

7-8.30pm
The Dancehall Lab 
with Cindy & Guests

8.30-10pm
Afro-Beats Fusion
with GOP Dancerz

£8/class or £12 for both

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THE DANCEHALL LAB will start with concept choreos & freestyle classes during January. Then, we will have a whole series of Collabo Classes coming up such as:

Dancehall + House
Dancehall + Afro-Beats
Dancehall + Theatre / Performance skills / Acting for dancers
Dancehall + Dancehall
Dancehall + “Afro-Abstract”
and more…

Here is the schedule for January 2015, collabo classes are to be announced soon… so make sure you subscribe to the newsletter, join us on FB, follow us on Twitter or Instagram…