TORONTO AFROBEATS / AFRO-HOUSE LESSONS
Pure energy and fun is the best way to describe this uptempo, sometimes hilarious, caloric busting dance. Learn the most popular dance moves in contemporary urban African dances, from Azonto, to Coupé Décalé, to Gwara Gwara, Shaku Shaku and many more. A great way to get your cardio fitness and improve your style in other dances such as Kizomba and Semba.
OUR AFROBEATS / AFRO-HOUSE CLASSES
Learn some of the most popular steps in current urban African dance, popularized by the music videos of popular Afrobeats artists. In addition to Afrobeats we also introduce students to the more energetic Afro-house dance, a style popular in several African countries. The style we teach, Afro-House from Angola, is more strongly influenced by kuduro, an up-tempo, energetic, sometimes aggressive and agitated dance style. Afro-house presents a softer and more fluid version of it where the moves flow to the hypnotic beats of house music mixed with African tribal influences.
These classes will break down and allow you to practice some of the most basic yet challenging moves that form the vocabulary of current Afrobeats and Afro-House dance, such as:
- Shaku Shaku
- Gwara Gwara
- Coupé Décalé
- Kwasa Kwasa (Ndonbolo)
- Abrir and its variants, Fechar
- Açúcar, Sal
- Sangra and its many variants
- Péngua and many more!
CURRENT AFRO-HOUSE CLASSES
No Partner Needed
You do not need a partner to join any of our Afro-House classes.
Workout gear is recommended for this class. Runners or dance sneakers is the best footwear.