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Korie Genius was born in Kingston, Jamaica and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He has been studying dance for many years and is well-versed in many styles including Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Flexing, Krumping and Popping.
Korie’s roots in the culture of dancehall has led to a career in this art form. He has been teaching the style for over five years at studios including Brooklyn Dance Project, Broadway Dance Center and Peridance both on his own and with his group, Blackgold...read more
This class will offer an introduction to the study of the popular Caribbean dance called Dancehall. Highlights of the course will include a warm up where students will get initiated through various dancehall steps eg. Bogle, Wackey Dip, Peppa Seed, and Butterfly; moves that are consistently called upon to create new dances.
This will help students become better acquainted with the different styles of the dance discipline leading them in smooth transition to more technical and complex moves to be learned throughout the class.
There will also be a blended learning approach incorporating different genres of reggae (dancehall) music into the weekly routines. Bringing a humorous and comedic way of teaching this class will provide a fun atmosphere for all students