Reggaeton is the fusion of Reggae, Latin and Hip Hop flavours. Originating in Panama as ‘Spanish Reggae,’ the genre soon spread in popularity throughout Latin America, especially in Puerto Rico. The Reggaeton beat was derived from one of the most renowned Dancehall “riddims” which is fast and energetic, reflecting the way in which it is danced. Reggaeton focuses on strong and sensual hip movements (commonly known as dancing ‘perreo’) and often incorporates hip hop grooves and latin dance technique. In this class, we will also explore African movement and expression inherent in the ancestry and spirituality which exists throughout the Caribbean, shaping the genre as it is known today.
What to wear/bring
Wear comfortable clothes, soft soled shoes, dance shoes or small heels. sweat.