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DO SUMN is a 2-Day Reggae-Dancehall intensive brought to you by Broadway Dance Center’s own TAVIA AND TAMARA. Students will learn the latest dancehall moves from some of the hottest dancehall choreographers and teachers in the business.
Do Sumn! will have live music in each class and throughout the day and with DJ Golden and DJ Autograph (aka SweJam) on the One’s and Two’s. The intensive will include five+ hours of classes, a Q&A session with teachers, an opportunity to earn a scholarship for the next Do Sumn! Intensive, and a freestyle vibe session. Do Sumn! Dancehall Intensive brings you great dancing, great music and great vibes.
- Sign-in & Welcome
- Ketch Di Dance
- Lunch Break from 1:30-2:30 pm
- Q & A Session
- Scholarship Opportunity
- Freestlye vibe session
- Includes all closed master classes, guided warm up, Q & A session, teacher performance.
Tavia and Tamara: have taught several workshops in various countries and at conventions such as The PULSE and Monsters Of Hip Hop. They have studied dancehall for a number of years including travels to Jamaica, the birthplace of Dancehall. Their experience in performing with numerous artists makes their class a great learning experience that anyone and all levels can enjoy. They have toured over 80 countries with platinum artist Sean Paul; all of Europe, Africa, Australia, Indonesia, Dubai, Ethiopia, Japan, and the list goes on. You have seen them in all of Sean Paul's major music videos including We Be Burnin, Temperature, Like Glue, Everblazin, Press It Up and Give It Up To Me. Tavia and Tamara have danced for artists like Rihanna, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Missy Elliot, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Ciara, Diddy, Gwen Stefani and Many More! They have also been in numerous movies and commercials such as Idlewild, American Gangster, Burger King and Coca-Cola. Tavia and Tamara have recently started a movement called BRUKWINE. BRUKWINE is a Reggae-Heels class that provides a more feminine side to the genre. BRUKWINE is rapidly growing, becoming one of the most sought after dance classes/workouts ... [read more]
Orville Xpressionz Hall is one of Jamaica’s most outstanding Dancehall practitioner, he has had years of experience in this arena and is seen as a specialist. Orville Xpressionz Hall (the Dancehall Professor) is the Artistic Director for the multi award-winning group Dance Xpressionz, he is also the chief judge on the biggest dance program in the Caribbean Dancin Dynamites, he was nominated twice for choreographer of the year at the actor boy awards and won best choreographer in 2010 for the DanceJa online Awards.
Orville Xpressionz also taught for several years at the Excelsior Community College in Kingston Jamaica where he also attained his Associate Degree in performing arts. He has travelled extensively teaching dancehall internationally. He is the 1ST Jamaican dancer to have toured 7 cities in Russia. The dancehall professor is presently working on a dancehall course out line for joint accreditation from the .H.E.A.R.T. Trust NTA in Jamaica. Orville Xpressionz has toured Russia and Europe; this will be his 1st workshop in the US.
Lil'GBB has been passionate about dance from a young age. His interest was sparked by watching Micheal Jackson in concert, he immediately began to mimic his exact movement and choreography, and has been non-stop ever since. Lil’ Gbb is surrounded by a family with a mix of Caribbean, Caucasian and African. He appreciates and is inspired by many musical styles such as dancehall, hip hop, ndombolo, soukous, coupé décalé decalé and Caribbean. In 2006 he and a group of friends, who were also passionate about urban dance, formed “DBC Crew.” Soon after he was noticed by his favorite group “Why Dem Faya” and was given the opportunity to become of the members.
By performing in numerous shows and music videos he forged his own unique style, which blends energy, flexibility, technique, style, and different dance influences. Lil’ Gbb and his unique style went on to win the first battle in the dancehall category and earned the title of "DANCEHALL KING FRANCE 2012". He also was top 20 of You Can Dance (So You Think You Can Dance) in France. Lil’ Gbb is recognized in France and abroad. He has performed, taught workshops, and judged competitions all over France and throughout the world including Japan, Jamaica, USA, Sweden, Italy, Russia, and Poland.
He is known for the Step “SMOOTHY” that he has created with Dancehall Queen Aaxxia, this step can be seen worldwide in countries like, Venezuela, Sweden, Italy, Russia, France, USA, Poland, Guadeloupe and many more to come! Lil’ Gbb has had the opportunity to dance with artists such as Lady Sweety, Jacky Brown, Lapiosh Titivita, Charleston, Dizy Show, Admiral T, Colonel Reyel, Datcha Dollarz, Aidonia, Anggun, Mr Vegas, Ce'Cile, Kat Deluna and many others.
Lil’ Gbb is one of the youngest but more experienced dancers on the French stage. He is full of ambition and purpose and continues to make his way by accomplishing his goals step by step. He's far from stopping and keeps on working hard in order to deserve everything that happens to him, because you don't have nothing if you don't do nothing!!! ...
Camron One-Shot was born in Paris, France by way of the Caribbean islands from his Haitian Born Parents. He started dancing when he was 5 years old and never stopped. Camron was quickly recognized for his style, combining Jamaican Dancehall & Musicality. He became famous in clubs & parties in Paris, soon after artists began to ask him to perform & choreograph their shows and videos. Camron-One shot has been influenced by many different dance styles, such as, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, African, Krump and house. He has traveled to England, French Guyana, Brazil, Russia, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Romania, Poland, Ukraine, and everywhere in France. Camron has had the opportunity to dance for many artists including Elephant Man, Mr.Vegas, Kat Deluna, Brick and Lace, Admiral T, Krys, Colonel Reyel, David Guetta...and many French Afro-Caribbean artists.
Lorenzo “Zagga Zo” Hanna was first introduced to dance at a young age at social gatherings with his family. While growing up in South Florida, Lorenzo embraced his Caribbean roots while performing and competing at Dancehall clubs for many years. After winning several Dancehall competitions and dancing next to some of the best Dancehall dancers from Jamaica and Florida, Lorenzo decided to take his love for dance to the next level.
Artists like MC Hammer and Ginuwine triggered his newfound love for Hip-Hop, Jazz, and other dance styles and inspired him to relocate to Los Angeles to experience more within his dancing.
Lorenzo was featured in Snoop Dogg’s I Wanna Rock music video and was cast as a principal in Cody Simpson’s music video On My Mind. Lorenzo was also featured in Josh Osho’s Giants music video. He was featured on the new hit television show Who’s Got Swag and has appeared with more artists like Sean Kingston and Miami’s Ace Hood, and many more.
Lorenzo teaches Dancehall Funk at the world-renowned Debbie Reynolds Studio in California and has also taught many international workshops in ountries like Chile, Philippines, France and Italy to name a few.
BLACKGOLD Dance Crew consists of three choreographers working together, sharing their love for Dancehall. Hanna Herbertson, Korie "Genius" & Kendell "History" Hinds are a dynamic, versatile trio that are pushing Dancehall choreography forward in a new way. They are all trained in other styles, such as Hip-Hop, Gliding, Flexing, Popping, Jazz, and House. BLACKGOLD was founded in September 2009 and together they teach NYC's longest running weekly Dancehall Class at Brooklyn Dance Project in Park Slope every Saturday.
They got a lot of attention from media and Dancehall fans for creating the "Nobody Canna Cross It Dance" in 2011, it was shown on Jamaican TV featured onDanceJa.com. Since then they have performed at Mad Decent's Block Party alongside artists and DJs like Max Glazer, Mr Lexx, Ricky Blaze & Shelley. Danced on the CBS Early Show alongside Mr. Vegas & New Kingston in front of 3 million viewers.
Appeared with artist Mr Lexx at Atlantic Records Core DJ event, done stage coaching with artist Esco Da Shocker and opened up for artist Collie Buddz in NYC. BLACKGOLD has performed numerous times at the Sybarite showcase, at Rhapsody James' Sirens After Dark, the NYC Marathon, Good Shepherd High School Program, Williamsburg Charter High School and colleges around NY state.
Students who have registered and paid for the intensive, but withdraw prior to June 13, 2014 are entitled to a full refund less an administrative fee of $25.00. No refunds will be given after this date.