De Workshop – Caribbean and fusion dance workshops
VenueThe Med Sydney
LocationLevel 1 31- 33 Oxford Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
Tickets now available: Single workshops | Saturday pass | Sunday pass & Both days.
Caribbean Sydney presents the “De Workshops!”…
Originating from various islands across the Caribbean, Caribbean dance and music styles have exploded across the world. From funk, to pop, to hip-hop, to k-pop, to twerk, to afrobeats the incredible influence of these exciting styles can be seen everywhere.
De Workshops is your opportunity to learn about these exciting Caribbean and fusion dance styles that are changing the nature of the popular music and dance scenes. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what it’s all about!
• Dancehall (Jamaica) – Old skool to new skool.
• Afro-Fusion and Dancehall (Africa / Jamaica)
• Soca (Trinidad & Tobago) – Caribbean Carnival
Immerse yourself in these dance workshops; and develop your skills with some of Australia’s most accomplished teachers!
• Learn choreography
• Learn authentic moves
• Improve your musicality
• Improve your movement
• Learn the names behind the moves you see in film clips
• Learn about the new fusions
• And importantly…Have fun!
De workshops goal is to teach you moves as well as a new understanding and appreciation of the culture/s that create these exciting dances. Learn about the culture, appreciate, and enjoy!
Alexx Mubanga (Zambia) – Dancehall downunder
From Kitwe, Zambia, we are fortunate to have one of Zambia / Australia’s leading Dancehall choreographers and Instructors at De Workshops. Alexx, is a specialist in Afro-fusion and Jamaican Dancehall dance styles and will be teaching both these styles at De Workshops.
This Australian Dancehall King, regularly teaches in Perth and is highly sought after, teaching workshops at festivals both nationally and abroad as well as performing for artists such as Stone Bwoy.
ABC feature article and video on Alexx: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-27/jamaican-dance-style-dancehall-hits-australian-streets-zambia/8564890
Cat Pwiti (Melbourne) – Jungle City Studios
Cat is the founder of Burncity Queenz (Melbourne’s first official Dancehall dance group), and the first Australian to compete in the homeland of Dancehall itself, Jamaica. Cat has supported legendary Dancehall artists including Cecile, Demarco, Gappy Ranks, Leftside and Elephant Man and is here to share her skills and experience with you.
Extremely knowledgeable in all styles of dancehall, Cart will present a truly authentic Jamaican dancehall class.
Sarine Perdedjian (Sydney) – Sarine Perdedjian – Dancer/Choreographer/Teacher
Sarine is a talented and passionate advocate of dance, and specifically in the styles of Dancehall and Afro-fusion. Sarine focuses on the cultural celebration of the foundational dances and its origins, as well as tuning in on movement quality, grooves and intricate musicality.
Sarine’s skills have seen her invited to teach workshops at numerous events and festivals, such as the Australian Dance Festival. With a Certificate IV in Performing Arts at Urban Dance Centre and completing her bachelor in Dance you are in the hands of an amazing dancer and performer.
Jamie Trahanas (Sydney) – Free It Up Dance and Entertainment
Jamie has a diverse background in dance, ranging from Latin to Caribbean styles with specialties in Salsa, Mambo and Soca. She has performed, taught and competed both locally and abroad. For the past 4 years Jamie has specialised in exposing and promoting the niche Caribbean genre, Soca, the Carnival music and dance of the English speaking Caribbean.
Jamie’s skills have seen her perform alongside some of the biggest artists in the Caribbean during Trinidad Carnival; including Machel Montano, Charly Black, Linky First and Patoranking. Jamie is also Australia’s first certified instructor and ambassador for SOKAFIT; the Caribbean dance fitness program.
Dates: Saturday 30th September 2017 & Sunday 1st October 2017
Workshops: 3 x workshops per day
Pre-sold passes available now.
2 day passes – Include 6 x workshops + Free Cap for first 25 passes purchased
-Super early bird special – only $99 + Booking fee!* (*Limited to the first 10 bookings)
-Limited Early birds – $130.00 + Booking fee
-Standard price $140 + Booking fee
Single day passes (Sat or Sun) – Includes 3 x workshops on the day
Limited Early birds – $64.95 + Booking fee
Standard price – $74.95 + Booking fee
Single workshop passes:
A limited number of single workshop passes will be available. $37.50 + Booking Fee
Cat Pwiti – Dancehall grooves++
Jamie Trahanas – Soca
Alexx Mubanga – Jamaican Dancehall
Sarine Perdejian – Dancehall evolution
*Cat Pwiti – Dancehall Queen style (Updated)
Alexx Mubanga – Afro-Fusion
++What is Dancehall Grooves?
Ketch di dance and learn whats taking over the street parties right now in Jamaica! From the easy fun dances, to the flow and groove steps, through to more hardcore badman steps created by your favourite dance teams from Jamaica.
*Dancehall Queen- Learn technique, steps, and tricks that make up the repertoire of a Dancehall Queen from across the eras.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The classes are suitable for teenagers and adults.
What’s the refund policy?
Refunds are not permitted.
Transfers permitted prior to the event date – $10 transfer fee applies. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What level will the classes be?
Class levels will be open level unless otherwise stated.
Some basic dance experience recommended.
If I can’t attend a workshop on one of the days, can I make it up the next day?
A day pass entitles you to 3 workshops only for the date specified. The two day pass provides access to any/all 6 workshops.
*Note: Workshops times and schedule may change. We will endeavour to keep ticket holders informed of any changes