Afro Mix (16+) SD
Wed 19 May 2021 6:00pm
Wed 26 May 2021 6:00pm
Wed 02 Jun 2021 6:00pm
Wed 09 Jun 2021 6:00pm
Wed 16 Jun 2021 6:00pm
Wed 23 Jun 2021 6:00pm
Wed 30 Jun 2021 6:00pm
Wed 07 Jul 2021 6:00pm
Wed 14 Jul 2021 6:00pm
Wed 21 Jul 2021 6:00pm
Targets: Cardio, full body workout.
What is it? Whether an experienced dancer or new to dance, Afro Mix is an effective dance work-out comprising a mixture of Afro-Caribbean dance styles, such as dancehall/reggaeton, coupé décalé and azonto as well as elements of street, house, vogueing and commercial. This class will introduce you to styles that are not yet widely available across the North East, for example, Azonto – a seemingly simple, but extremely energetic and eye-catching social dance originating from Ghana. The immensely popular dancehall and reggaeton music (e.g. Sean Paul, Sean Kingston, Gyptian) spawned very characteristic, expressive dance movements (hip roll; pelvic grind; and the body roll), which will feature heavily in the Afro Mix class. Coupé décalé is mostly danced in East and Central Africa, and it has a Latin feel to it. It mostly draws on pelvic and hip movements combined with travelling, thus engaging you lower body and your major thigh muscles (such as quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes).
Who is it for? Anybody aged 16+, all levels
What should I wear? Comfortable workout clothes, pumps/trainers
What do I need to bring? Bottle of water
Teacher Annesha Parkinson
Please let the ticket office know if you have any additional needs, if you feel comfortable in doing so. If you are pregnant, have an injury or an existing medical condition we would recommend that you seek professional advice before attending a class.
Studio classes must follow social distancing rules, please keep a 2 metre distance where possible. Due to reduced capacity studio class tickets are very limited. This is a hybrid class. Some people will be taking part in the studio with social distancing, while some will be taking part at home via Zoom. There will be a camera and screen in the studio live streaming the class into Zoom participants’ homes.
Masks must be worn around the Dance City building. There is a possibility that you will be asked to keep your mask on during class. Go straight to your studio when you arrive. The café remains closed for now. Drinking fountains, lockers and showers are currently out of use to reduce risk of contamination. Please bring your own bottles of water, yoga mats, dance shoes and any other items as Dance City cannot supply these.
Do not attend Dance City if you have possible Covid 19 symptoms. Inform us immediately if you have attended and develop Covid 19, so that we can implement Track and Trace. We are taking every reasonable precaution to protect the health and safety of our staff and building users.