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“Old School” Dancehall vybz

 

2014 is slowly coming to an end, some have their heads into the Christmas festivities and its preparations, others are taing time out to reflect on the last 12 months and setting goals for 2015 to come.

 

But we have still 4 Dancehall classes left before we are going into hibernation!!  Over the next two weeks, we will be focussing on “OLD SCHOOL” Dancehall moves.  Due to popular demand we look at moves such as bogle, willy bounce, wacky dip, back to basics and more.  Time to remember and celebrate the legacy old school dancers such as Bogle have left behind.

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Dancehall Tuesdayz

TUE 6pm-7.30pm @Studio68

 

Big Up Wednesdayz

WED 8.30pm-10pm @MarylandStudioz

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Here are a few extracts of our previous “Back To Old School” classes:

 

 

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Female Steps Only – 1st week of Dec 2014

 

Ladies, this week is our time to big up ourselves!!!

On Tue 2nd and Wed 3rd Dec, we will focus on “female steps only” during class.

The contribution of Female Dancehall dancerz to the Dancehall scene is huge.  The steps are technical, challenging, intricate and… FUN!! Come and big up your sexy self in class!!  Express yourself, shake it, whine it, drop it, like there is no tomorrow!

 

TUE 6.30-7pm at Studio68 (£7)

WED 8.30-10pm at Maryland Studioz (£5)

 

Learn Dancehall steps such as the “one drop”, “big and nasty”, “wheezy whine”, and more! Here are a few videos from previous “Female Steps Only” classes:

 

 

 

 

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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!!!

 

Students’ Showcase coming up soon (FRI 5th SEPT)

Dear dance lovers, dancers and students,

We have an exciting Student Showcase coming up!

Felicia, regular student in class and also an intern for Cindy Claes Productions, has decided to make the leap and follow her dreams. After studying engineering and having had a fulltime 9-5 job in London, Felicia has decided to make from dance her career. She recently auditioned for STUDIO MRG in Paris and was successfully accepted on their training program and company. She is leaving London for 9 months to work and train with top choreographers in Paris. She is organising a fundraiser to help her cover costs of the tuition fee.

My students will have the opportunity to perform on that night. Many are regulars in class and have been working hard in the studio. Time has come to celebrate on stage what they have achieved after months/years of sweat. Others are new to class and want to experience the adreline we get when dancing in front of an audience. All are welcome to perform! Contact me now and express your interest!

I invite you all to come and join us on

FRI 5th SEPT
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/853108991373420/?fref=ts

If you are a student that comes to class and you want to perform, please drop me a line! Come to class as often as possible between now and 5th Sept to learn all the material we will use for the showcase. An additional rehearsal will be organised the night before, on THURS 4th SEPT. Send me your contact details and you will receive private video links to rehearse.

If you are a dance enthusiast, join us to come and see the show! We will be part of a wider line up of artists supporting this fundraising event and I promise you will have loads of fun!

Have a great day!

Cindy

COLLABO CLASS! Dancehall meets Jazz-Fusion

Dancehall lovers, Jazz-Fusion lovers, fellow dancers, experimental people, I have very exciting news for you:

COLLABO CLASS
DOMINIC-LAWRENCE & CINDY CLAES
Thurs 28th Aug
4-5.30pm
at Studio68
£7

This is a one-off workshop where you will work on technique & groove. Carribean vybz, african drums, jazz feelings, whining, ondulations and strong elongated legs… this class is going to challenge you sor sure!

Both artists are resident teachers at Studio68, their creative minds met and the idea of a collaboration became a must.

Put the date down in your diaries, make sure you leave work early on that day, or take the whole day off!

Excited about this? Spread the word!

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Old School Dancehall Class with Cindy Claes

Here is a short extract of a “special one-off old school” dancehall class I have been teaching.  My students are hungry for knowledge and understanding about the culture as a whole.  During my recent trip to Jamaica, I took private classes with John Bling (the creator of Tek Weh Yahself, probably the most renown step that took over the world!).  He was such an inspirational teacher, actually… my conversations with him changed my artistic life!  I wanted to share with my students my years of research and also, what I had recently been taught by John Bling.

 

Hope you enjoy the video!

 

Cindy

Special one-off Dancehall sessions in MAY focussing on… ….

The month of May is loaded with exciting Dancehall classes. Students requested to focus and work on specific areas such as female moves and old school… so here it is!!!! I have also been asked to start additionnal classes during the day… All your wishes have been fulfilled!!!

We will start an afternoon class on Thursdays, starting 29th May.

Make sure you join for our special “female moves only” sessions and our “old school” sessions this month and… spread the word!!

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!!!