Jukeboxx (Afro-Dancehall Fusion) integrates traditional West African movement, Jamaican dancehall, and African pop culture dance styles, creating a colorful montage of dances of the Diaspora. Participants will learn steps and techniques from African and Caribbean dance forms. Then, once the steps are mastered, participants will apply those very movements to exciting and lively choreography. In addition, participants will gain the understanding of the fundamental similarities and differences between the various cultural styles while exploring individuality, confidence, body awareness, and performance. All levels welcomed.
Juke Fet-Ness is a fitness class that utilizes Caribbean movement vocabulary for an hour of cardio. It is created for those who may shy away from traditional forms of exercise, allowing participants to have fun while working out. This class only utilizes soca music to create a carnival vibe for those who love to or have never experienced an island fete/party. No dance experience needed.
Sinderalla is a beginners female dancehall class in heels (heels are optional). Included in this class is Stylish Moves, which is a dancehall style with a touch of class and confidence created by Latonya Style from Jamaica. Participants will learn female dancehall steps and technique and then will apply these steps to slow and sultry choreography. Self-confidence, sexuality, body awareness, and self -expression are the key focal points of this class
Afro-Dancehall Fusion (for kids)
Speakerboxx is an Afro-Dancehall Fusion class for children. The class integrates basic traditional West African movement, Jamaican dancehall, and African pop culture dance styles. Participants will learn steps and technique from African and Caribbean dance forms, then apply those very movements to exciting and lively choreography. Children must be between the ages of 7-14.
Touch Di Puss
Touch Di Puss is an all levels female dancehall class that focuses solely on dancehall moves created by female dancers from Jamaica. A maximum of 3 female dancehall steps are taught in detail and drilled with a partner, small group, or collectively to help participants retain and become comfortable with the movement. This movement vocabulary is then included in a short choreography used to embrace one’s strength, femininity, confidence, sexuality, and individuality. Participants must be 18 and over.
Happy Headtop is a beginner level headtop class. The focus of this class is to learn proper positioning, alignment, and breathing needed to balance on one’s head. Once balance is stable, basic waistline movement and leg acrobatics are combined and later performed to music while paying attention to musicality. Strengthening exercises to build the arms, core, and neck are included.