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Blacka Di Danca is one of the most popular and innovative choreographers on the international dancehall circuit. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Blacka grew up in a Caribbean household in Crown Heights. Dancehall, reggae, soca and calypso music has always been a part of his life.
In early 2008, Blacka was booked for the first time to perform professionally in Virginia as a dancer for a night party. In November of 2008, he won his first Dancehall King competitio...read more
This high-energy and educational class blends Caribbean dancing with Jamaican cultural influences.
This class starts with a group stretching session to calming Reggae music, and then progresses into the explanation of foundational Dancehall steps and movement. Blacka takes the time to explain the meanings/definitions of Dancehall steps and connects techniques from the mid 1980’s to present day dances.
Many Dancehall dances are derived from meanings, sayings, actions and the patois within the Caribbean community, and mastering this knowledge helps in the growth for every student interested in understanding dancehall culture. Understanding of this culture and lifestyle brings ease to the seemingly complex steps, and breaks down social stereotypes of the music and dance.
Blacka brings a well-rounded cultural experience in all of his classes, and makes learning fun. His classes are open-level that gradually intensify with occasional choreography, but at times, remain basic for foundational growth. If you want to understand the music, lyrics, language and influences behind your favorite songs and dances, while getting a great workout, then this is the class for you.
BDC offers more than 350 drop-in classes a week!
Walk-ins welcome. All levels and styles.