Afro Mix (Adults)
Dancehall, reggaeton, coupé décalé and azonto
Wed 07 Sep 2022 6:00pm
Wed 14 Sep 2022 6:00pm
Wed 21 Sep 2022 6:00pm
Wed 28 Sep 2022 6:00pm
Wed 05 Oct 2022 6:00pm
Wed 12 Oct 2022 6:00pm
Wed 19 Oct 2022 6:00pm
Wed 26 Oct 2022 6:00pm
Wed 02 Nov 2022 6:00pm
Wed 09 Nov 2022 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 DEancehall 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? Adults of all ages and abilities
What should I wear? Comfortable workout clothes, pumps/trainers
What do I need to bring? Bottle of water
Teacher Annesha Parkinson. Annesha has a wide experience in Afro mix, Commercial, Hip Hop, Locking, Whacking and Break Dance. Only recently she qualified in the Hip Hop Championships UK.
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.