Learn to Dance Jamaican Dancehall
What you'll learn
- Students will learn the history behind Dancehall movement as well as the culture that surrounds it.
- No course requirements or prerequisites
Dancehall is a blend of Old School, Middle School, New School, and female steps straight out of the Kingston, Jamaica party scene. Since it is taught from the Western perspective, it strives to honor the creators of these movements while blending it with other Urban styles. Classes focus on exploring and breaking down these steps and combining them in a simple choreographies at the end of each section. Each section has two different videos with two different sets of steps.
Who this course is for:
- Students interested in learning a new dance style
- Beginner dancers
- Students interested in learning about Dancehall and Reggae
Johanna Taylor began studying Dancehall, Jamaican street dance in 2014 with renown choreographer and Ragga Jam creator, Laure Courtellemont. Soon after, she began traveling to New York and Los Angeles to continue her studies and fuse them with her own style and dance background in West African, Samba, Afro- Haitian, and other Caribbean dances. Soon after, she began traveling to Jamaica to study dancehall from the source. Her two recent trips brought her to study with Dancehall teachers and groups such as Kriptic Klique, Latonya Style, Xqlusive Dance Crew, Kimiko Versatile, Sopreme Blazzaz, and the Legendary Colo Colo. Currently, she teaches dancehall and dance fitness in various gyms and dance studios around San Diego county, and continues to train with Dancehall Funk in Los Angeles.