Dancehall is a dance style from the streets of the Caribbean island Jamaica, where people put their feelings into dance performances, and needed to create the right moves for new songs. Dancehall comes with a corresponding musical style, which began to develop at the end of the 70’s. It is being listened to, practiced and new moves are created both at parties and in classes all around the world. Perhaps the most famous artists among Estonian dancers are Sean Paul, Shaggy, Mavado, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Vybz Kartel, Lady Saw, Ce’Cile and others.
Dancehall is characterized by plasticity, self-confidence, individual style of the dancer, and an expression of everyday affairs and relationships, spiced with southern temperament. Dancehall is a fun, sincere and physically very beneficial dance. This style provides a heavy load on the lower body – the hips, the shoulder, the legs – but the upper body and the cervical muscles also do a lot of work. The style improves posture, teaches how to separate the movements of the lower and upper body, and makes you feel free and confident. Techniques are the same for both men and women, and most of the movements are unisex, so you can come to class with a partner. There are also separate dances for women and dancehall queen style, which adds various tricks like splits, candles, or headstands.