Learn And Celebrate African And Caribbean Dance
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From dancehall to calypso, afro-beat to amapiano, African and Caribbean music, dances and styles are celebrated all over the world. So, time to put your fancy footwork to the test with the best dance tutorials out there...
Beginners Afro Dance Tutorial
If you’re looking for the basics to get you going, check out All About Yana. She takes you through a number of different afrobeat dance steps, breaking them down as she goes to make them simple for you to copy. Stick to these or incorporate them into full routines!
The Best Oldskool Dancehall Steps Compilation
Notting Hill Carnival may have been cancelled this year, but dancehall never stops! Follow the dancers at Spacestek Studios as they take you through a bunch of different dancehall moves that’ll have you wishing carnival was every day. They go through things pretty quickly, so do your best to keep up!
This Is America (Official Dance Tutorial Pt 1)
In 2018, Childish Gambino released his single, This Is America, and the video on YouTube received over 12million views in just 24 hours. Not only was the song on everyone’s ears, but his dancing was copied by fans all over the world. Most prominently the Gwara Gwara - a move originated in South Africa. In this video, choreographer Sherrie Silver takes you through all the moves to the song!
A - Z African Dance Moves 2020
Follow FireUp Dance as they take you through the alphabet of African dance - literally! With such a wealth of countries and cultures within Africa, it’s no wonder that there is a different move for every letter of the alphabet. Why not try them all, or create a new dance routine by spelling out your name!
How To Legwork & Poco Dance
In 2019, Nigerian singer and dancer Zlatan Ibile’s Zanku (Leg Work) video went viral. Zlatan has said he noticed this style of dance from ‘visits to The Shrine in Lagos and refashioned it into a trend’. Cso, if you want to be part of the newest dance trend, check out this tutorial on Legwork and Poco dancing by dance instructor Nifé and Chop Daily.
Shaku Shaku, Gbeku and Network
If you’re looking for quick tutorials, look no further than TikTok. The app fast became the place to be for new dance challenges this year, and has more tutorials than you could believe. Take a look at video’s for Nigeria’s Shaku Shaku and Gbeku, and Ghana’s Network dances below.
What are your favourite African and Caribbean dance moves? Who are your favourite Black dancers? Let us know and show us your moves over at @NCS!