Wine Class: Blacka Di Danca + Friends’ Triple Threat Dancehall Workshop

December 11, 2013

Words by LargeUp Crewโ€”


Blacka Di Danca has been all over the world in the last few months, most recently on a tour through Europe which included a spell on the road with Major Lazer. Now, LargeUp’s global dancehall ambassador is back home in NYC, where he’s reconvening with Jessica Phoenix and Yaminah Legohnโ€”the trio of dancers recently came together to choreograph Fiyah! Dancehall Theater โ€” for a dance workshop at Brooklyn’s Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance.

A cost of $18 (in advance, $20 at the door) gets you three hours of wining and sweating with three of the dancehall world’s most accomplished and renowned instructors (and music from DJ Yanks). Who knows, after the classโ€”which is this Sunday, Dec. 15 from 3-6โ€”you might just find yourself bogle-ing your way intoย Blacka, Jessica and Yaminah’s next dancehall stage production.

While the “Triple Threat Workshop” is a one-time thing (for now), there’s plenty of other opportunities to get your footwork bashment ready at Cumbe. LargeUp friend and Fela dancer) Shakira Marshall teaches Afro-Socaย on Sundays from 3:00 โ€“ 4:30pm, while the aforementioned Yaminah Legohn teaches dancehall/reggae on Sundays from 4:30-6:00pm andย Afro Karibรฉย on Thursdays from 7:30-9:00pm.

Stay tuned to LargeUp for more.