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!


“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