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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?

 

 

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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:

 

 

 

 

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 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!

Cindy

“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

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