Apr 17, 2014
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Posts tagged: Jae Blaze

World Dance: Tavia and Tamara’s Do Sumn’ Weekend Intensive

Words by Emily Shapiro

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Dancehall’s unique dancing culture still breathes in clubs and bashments everywhere, with party steps being developed on what seems like a weekly basis. But some might argue that the scene has lost some of the flavor from the days of Mr. Bogle and the Wacky Dip.

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A Dancing Ting: Jae Blaze’s New Short Film

Words by Emily Shapiro–

If you don’t already know Jae Blaze, it’s definitely time to get familiar. This super innovative Toronto-based choreographer has worked with everyone from Rihanna to The Black Eyed Peas to Nicki Minaj. She’s also put in work spreading dancehall style to the broader dance community and to the mainstream, having choreographed a routine to Mavado’s “Star Bwoy” on Canada’s So You Think You Can Dance, among other things.

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So, Canada Can Dance: SYTYCD x Dancehall

Words by Erin MacLeod

So You Think You Can Dance is not a TV show. It’s a global phenomenon. With twenty versions of the contest airing worldwide, the program has showcased a huge range of different styles–from capoiera to tango to the waltz. On more than a few occasions, dancehall has been tossed into the mix, but with varying results. Finland’s version of the show has tried to sprinkle in a touch of Jamaica but with limited success. See the valiant, yet perhaps not passable, exhibit A:

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