True Jamaican Dancehall Culture tour (Jamaica) Deposit
Belleh 23 House (Kingston, Jamaica)
Events & Tours
Join us for the trip of a lifetime. Go off the beaten track for an authentic Jamaican experience where the heart and soul of Reggae and Dancehall resides. Staying at Belleh House in Kingston, Jamaica – a world renown ‘Dancehall themed hostel’, you along with 11 other ‘Aussies’ will participate in 12 days, and 11 nights of Dancehall classes with the legends of Dancehall, as well as new skool dance crews and creators, attend world famous Dancehall street parties such as Boom Sundays, Up Town Mondays, Boasy Tuesdays, and Weddy Weddy to name a few. You’ll experience the natural beauty of Jamaica’s waterfalls and beaches, and experience the culture like a local with our guides including members of Black Dice crew, Dance JA and many more of our extended Dancehall family in Jamaica. The cost of our True Jamaican Dancehall tour of $3600 AUD includes shared accommodation, Airport transfers & domestic transport, dance classes, cultural & nature excursions, breakfast and some shared meals for your 11 nights stay in Jamaica. (Airfares & insurances are NOT included). Contact us for more info or pay your deposit now to secure your spot. First in Best dressed as only 12 places are available. *Please note $500 deposit in non-refundable after purchase.
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Dance Class Instructors
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.
Dance artist / Performer / Choreographer / Dance and fitness Instructor / Competition Judge / Dance movement therapy facilitator
Cat Pwiti aka Kitty Cat, founder of Burncity Queenz (Melbourne’s first official Dancehall dance group), and Jungle City projects, has over 15 years experience in the industry as a dancer and arts practitioner. As a member of Burncity Queenz Cat has performed alongside big name artists in Dancehall and Afrobeats including: Elephant Man, Demarco, Cecil, Bracket, Stone Boy, and Konshens to name a few. Cat has travelled to Jamaica seven times over the past six years to learn Dancehall by the creators of the dances, and founded True Jamaican Dancehall Tours in 2014 – bringing Jamaican dancers to Australia, and taking Australian students to Jamaica to learn Dancehall from the source.
Cat was the First Australian in history to enter the International Dancehall Queen competition, and in 2015 ranked Top Ten in the 19th Annual IDHQ Competition. She has toured around Australia sharing her knowledge and love of Dancehall and helped grow the Dancehall community through her hard work and dedication to the culture.
In 2018, alongside her Burncity Queenz crew members Cat became one of the official back up dancers for Baker Boy and has featured in several of his videos including ‘Marryuna’ the award winning ‘Meditjin’. In 2019 Cat began her studies into Dance Movement therapy and in the coming years plans to unite her knowledge of dance and DMT to better support the community using dance as a tool for healing.