Dancehall performance course term 4

Class Description

Moss Studios

Beginner Dance Courses

Created in the street parties and dance halls of Jamaica’s ghetto communities by youth disempowered by high unemployment, social and economic inequality, Dancehall was and still is a powerful tool in combatting violence and crime by creating a platform for creative expression, belonging, and employment for many. Dancehall is a reflection of Jamaican lifestyle and culture and since it’s infancy in the 1970’s has evolved alongside societal changes. In this course you will focus on the foundational ‘dances’ and dance creators, groove, flow and technique of Dancehall in chronological order from Reggae dance known as ‘Skankin’, through to old skool, mid skool and new skool dancehall, highlighting dances created by the legends who helped shape the foundation of this ever-evolving dance culture.

This is a 9-week course with a performance outcome as part of our end of year production taking place on 2nd & 3rd December 2023.

DayStartEndAge Group
Thursday6:30 pm7:30 pmAll Ages

Dance Class Instructors

Chuby Dice

Dance artist / Performer / Choreographer / Dance creator /  Instructor / Jamaican Dancehall Culture Ambassador

Chuby Dice is one of the top dancers in Jamaica and leader of Jamaican dancehall crew Black Dice. He featured on the big screen in films including ‘Intent 2’ and ‘King of the Dancehall’ directed by Nick Cannon, and music videos for top artists including Vybz Kartel, Busta Rymes, Stylo G, Elephant Man, Shawn Storm and Australian producer Monkey Marc to name a few. His team Black Dice have gained much street cred and global recognition over the past few years for bringing the fire back to Jamaican Dancehall street parties with their pyrotechnic displays, and creation of popular party steps such as ‘Falla Fashi’, ‘Swing It’, ‘Move a Foot’, and ‘Tek Piece a It’ to name a few.

In Australia, Chuby has performed at festivals including MONA FOMA, JMFF, St Kilda Festival and Moomba, supported international touring artists such as Konshens, and judged the Australian Dancehall King and Queen competition. As a highly knowledgeable and sort after dance instructor he has delivered workshops in Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane and of course back home in Jamaican with students traveling from all over the world to learn authentic Jamaican dance from the source.

Now based in Melbourne Chuby Dice is teaching and performing regularly as part of the Jungle City team, as well as in schools educating the next generation of Dancehall dancers in Australia.

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Class Location

Moss Studios

101 Evans Street, Brunswick East

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Jungle City acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land where we work, we acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging. Jungle City pledges commitment to ‘pay the rent’ to Aboriginal people in Victoria by contributing 2% of our monthly profits to Pay The Rent.

Jungle City acknowledges the creators of the dance forms we practice and pay my respect to them, their elders and their ancestors. Jungle City is committed to working toward unity in all our diversity through the power of dance, music and culture.