Cumbe: Dancehall Performance Workshop
Sundays / January 22 – February 26

January 22 – February 19 / 6:00 – 7:30 pm
February 26 / 6:00 – 8:00 pm / Class & Performance in Studio H

Workshop series $100 

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Drop ins $20 (register at the front desk)

Join Yaminah Legohn and Enhance your Dancehall Performance for the Stage and Screen.

Dancehall is a unique style created within Jamaican culture. In this 6 week workshop, students will learn how to enhance their stage presence, strengthen their technique while performing dancehall, and build their confidence and professionalism for future stage, film and commercial performances. Students will also learn the history of Dancehall culture as they master classic steps to corresponding riddims, choreographies and freestyle techniques.

Each class includes a warm-up covering old, middle and new school dances that are danced at dancehall and reggae parties across the globe. For the second half of the class, students incorporate these dances into choreographies and freestyles to the hottest Dancehall tunes. At the end of class, students perform for each other, developing confident and bold self-expression — the foundational element of Dancehall culture. Through learning these energetic and fun movements, students will become stronger, more knowledgeable, dynamic dancers.

The series ends with an informal showing open to the public.

    Instructors

  • Yaminah Legohn

    Yaminah Legohn is a passionate and dedicated choreographer, professional dancer, and performer of West African, dancehall/reggae, hip hop, jazz and modern dance styles.
    She lives in New York City and holds a degree from San Francisco State University in Speech Communications and Dance, with an emphasis in choreography. Before moving to New York, Legohn worked in Los Angeles as a choreographer and professional dancer with artists such as Shakira, N.E.R.D, Tony Toni Tone, Lil Wayne, and B.o.B. along with appearances on TV shows. Legohn has shown work in the Black Choreography Festival in the Bay Area, American College Dance Festival, Soul Nation Festival in Indonesia, Choreographer’s Ball “Carnival” in Hollywood and New York, World of Dance, San Francisco International Hip Hop Festival, and RAW Artists in Los Angeles and New York. Simply put, she lives to spread her love and passion for the arts.