Afro Mix (16+)
Wed 27 Oct 2021 6:00pm
Wed 03 Nov 2021 6:00pm
Wed 10 Nov 2021 6:00pm
Wed 17 Nov 2021 6:00pm
Wed 24 Nov 2021 6:00pm
Wed 01 Dec 2021 6:00pm
Wed 08 Dec 2021 6:00pm
Wed 15 Dec 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.