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Learn 7 Basic Dancehall Moves

I just love Dancehall Jam! It makes me feel so cool and makes me feel like I can take on the world. The moves are so fun and have such memorable names. It seriously feels like I’m not working out when I take a Dancehall class. It goes by so fast and I sweat so much! If you’ve never tried it, you’re in for a treat.

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Did you know that Dancehall is a popular genre of music in Jamaica? ?? The dancing came about when they wanted to help stage performances have more energy. Many popular Hip Hop moves are actually taken from dancehall so some of these moves might feel familiar and if not, you’ll definitely enjoy yourself. There’s nothing better than getting a one-on-one training with a professional and Zen is our go-to gal for Dancehall. She is so funny and so inspirational. She’s got spunk and her classes always end in sweatyness for days! You should definitely follow her Vegan adventures on insta.

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Our first dancehall move is the Frog Back. This is all done in a squat position so you know you’ll be working your thighs and calves. There’s also an arm movement with it and the trick is to move the arm opposite the leg that’s moving. So sort of like walking, it’ll come natural.

This is a very popular Hip Hop move that you probably didn’t know came from Dancehall. You’re dipping your knee in the gap in between your legs one at a time. When you get the hang of this move, it’s really fun to let loose and groove to your own beat with your upper body. Do this for 5 minutes straight and believe me, you’ll feel the burn!

Just like a clock, your hips will tick tock and let’s start in a clockwise motion. To slow things down a bit, there are four corners you should hit; front, right, back and left. Once you get used to the rhythm you can try to go a little faster and even try counter clockwise. And challenge yourself by squatting down lower and see how low you can go!

Not only was hip hop influenced by dancehall, twerk dance was also derived from Jamaican moves. This one is a really fun move because not only do you get to make that booty pop, you also incorporate your standing strength and try to walk backwards. A little trick to get your booty to really pop is to place your thumbs on your lower back muscle and try to push it. Try it out and pop it, babe!

Ooh, we’re getting to the super fun moves! Here’s another move that will improve your standing strength, in a wide squat stance, you basically do the tick tock really fast while going down to the floor and back up. If you repeat this move a couple of times, you’ll feel a burn in your inner and outer thighs. This is a fun one to do while doing mundane chores like dusting or washing the dishes. Try it out for yourself!

This one’s for the kids! Dabbing is a trendy dance moves for the kids and teens, so you’ll definitely be a hit when you master this move. You don’t know it, but you already know half of this move. You bring your knee in just like in the Butterfly and then DAB. That’s right, we’re doing the dab.So you drop your head into your slanted bent arm while the opposite arm is raised straight in a parallel direction.  It’s just like sneezing, but with style ?

I saved the best one for last! This is my personal fave, the Jump and Wine. You start in a squat position and jump up and go down doing the Dirty Wine! I have sooo much fun doing this move and jumping in different directions that I really don’t feel like I’m doing a workout, but after repeating it over and over, I definitely feel it in my legs and my calves. OH and I dare you not to smile while do this move.

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Many popular artists and choreographers talk about being inspired by dancehall, but not many people know what it means beyond that. In this post, we’ll give you a general sense of what dancehall is as a form of dance.

What’s Dancehall?

Dancehall is a type of dance and music that branched off of reggae in 1970s Jamaica. These energetic and upbeat forms of music and dance are very closely tied together. Many dancehall songs are completely dedicated to the moves involved (similar to how songs like the Cha Cha Slide are all about the dance that goes with it).

How Did Dancehall Develop?

Since they weren’t allowed to attend the uptown dances, people from the inner city part of Kingston began creating dance halls in the 1940s where they could have dances of their own. Changes in the socio-political atmosphere of Jamaica in the 1970s saw a shift in the material that local artists included in their music. Musicians began moving away from the internationally-focused roots style of reggae and gave more importance to the local culture. This is when the modern form of dancehall really began to emerge.

What Does Dancehall Look Like?

Dancehall functions as a form of physical and emotional therapy where dancers can release their pent-up frustrations. As such, it can be fun, innocent and energetic, but can also include themes of violence and hypersexuality. Many lyrics are explicit but are spoken in Jamaican patois which is a dialect of English that’s very different from its root language, so english-speakers often have a hard time understanding dancehall music. Below is a creative video where a dancer highlights a different dancehall move for each letter of the alphabet.


How is Dancehall Used in Western Dance?

Dancehall influences are becoming more and more popular in western hip hop. Choreographers like Parris Goebel and Kiel Tutin have really helped to bring dancehall and its influences to the world stage. In the video below, you can see Sorority Dance Crew’s set from the World Hip Hop International Competition where they start off with a dancehall song called Put it Deh by an artist called Ce’Cile.

Musical artists in the west are also influenced by the sounds of dancehall music. Rihanna’s Work saw massive success as did Drake’s Controlla. Major Lazer has a number of songs that are heavily influenced by dancehall like Lean On and Light it Up.

Although it was just the tip of the iceberg, we hope this post helped give you more understanding about the rich history of Dancehall. If you have any questions or comments about dancewear, feel free to contact us and let us know.

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Arrangement of the dance hall

The hallmark of any dance school is, of course, the level of professionalism of its teachers. However, the space where the classes are held is also important. After all, it is a properly equipped hall that is the key to effective learning and the path of young students to the big stage. Renting a dance studio is associated with some points, the importance of which can hardly be overestimated. Here it is necessary to take into account everything down to the smallest details: quadrature, lighting, quality of the floor, interior design, availability of equipment and additional premises.


For choreographic training, the floor plays a paramount role, since it must not only be perfectly smooth, but also provide maximum stability for the dancer. The best option would be unvarnished parquet or a collapsible modular polymer coating.


When renting dance studios, special attention must be paid to dance machines. The height of the ballet bars should be no more than one meter. The material for their manufacture should be exclusively wood. It is not necessary to install machines made of metal, as in cool weather they quickly cool down, causing discomfort when in contact with the body.


The interior design of the dance hall also affects the quality and effectiveness of training. Regardless of the type of dance being taught, the presence of mirrors is a must. Moreover, they must be of a suitable size and located in such a way that each student can see himself from at least two angles.

When choosing a studio, you should also consider its decor, as the exquisite decoration of the room attracts the attention of visitors. Vintage chandeliers, lamps, wall molding and colorful ornament on the floor look great. Utility rooms, such as a dressing room or shower hallway, should be equipped with easy chairs or sofas, mirrors and comfortable dressing tables.

Size and degree of illumination

For full-fledged choreography classes, the area of ​​the room must be at least 35 square meters. The optimal size of the dance hall for group trainings of 30-40 people is 90 square meters. Of these, up to 20 squares fall on the stage, the presence of which is welcomed, first of all, in European sick dance programs. For small groups, a medium-sized studio with high ceilings is more suitable.

The number and location of windows determine the comfort of classes at different times of the year. It is recommended to choose rooms with several windows overlooking the shady side of the building. Since training takes place mainly in the afternoon, the lack of sunlight is compensated by artificial sources. On hot days, this will help keep the hall cool and protect the dancers from heat stroke.


Unfortunately, when rents a dance studio , few people pay attention to its color. But this, albeit a minor, but rather subtle psychological device. The mood of the visitors and the return on training directly depend on the color of the room. Moreover, the choice of color tone depends on the dance direction taught.

For modern dances such as break or hip-hop, warm orange is the best color. It will provide a cheerful mood and give the students activity. Calm directions, for example, classical dance, accept neutral or cool tones - gray, beige, turquoise. They increase concentration and normalize blood pressure.

To make a successful choice of a dance hall, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with all suitable offers and carefully consider all the nuances. Remember: the success of your teaching activity depends only on you! Therefore, try to do everything right, and the dream will come true!

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A roomy room of approximately 30 square meters with specialized flooring and full wall mirrors is the dance hall.

As the name implies, these halls are mainly used for dance classes. Of course, in general, they are in demand by choreographers, dance couples and groups. But, these same dance halls are also popular with teachers of yoga, strength and fitness exercises, as well as for castings and seminars.

One of the most important elements of the dance hall has always been the floor. It is the floor covering that guarantees the safety of dancers during the performance of any movements and the first step to victory in competitions at the time of performing complex elements. The floor covering of the hall should be even and strong. Laminate is ideal for these characteristics. Its woody base adds resilience and softness to the dancer at the moment of contact, while a protective, wear-resistant film protects the coating itself from physical damage.

In second place on our list are mirrors, but this is second only in terms of the list, not in importance. It is important for any dancer to observe their movements for maximum control over their body. Therefore, dance halls are equipped with large wall-to-wall mirrors, and the presence of mirrors allows you to increase the illumination of the room and adds depth to the feeling of space, and this already allows the dancer and choreographer to use the space more boldly in the dance.

Air circulation and air conditioners. It would seem, how can air conditioning and a hood affect dancing? Well, not directly, but fresh air and the optimal temperature in the hall - yes. A good dance hall should be equipped with a temperature control system and an extractor fan to circulate the air. This is especially felt after 30 minutes of intense training, then only fresh air will allow the dancer to continue training in comfortable conditions, and this is not to mention those cases when dance classes are held in groups.

So how to choose a dance hall and what to look for?

  1. Pay attention to the size of the hall. When choosing a hall by area and, just as importantly, by height, proceed from the range of 90,003 expected dance movements and the number of dancers. The more people involved in the dance at the same time, the more space is needed
  2. Specify the type of music center and how to connect to it. If you prefer to use music from the
    Internet, then it is not unimportant to check whether there is a network connection in the dance hall.

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