“Dancehall” intended as both music genre and dance, is, nowadays, the results of a big evolution of sounds and steps. The first era of dancehall is called “old school” which starts around 80’s with the dancer Bogle who was one of famous veterans who laid the foundation of the steps for this dance.

With the arrival of 2000, there was a change in the music rhythm that enriched with sounds and effects, so famous dancers such as John Hipe, started to create new moves and steps, with a different flow, more energetic and faster than “old school” moves.

This specific period between 2001 and 2005 is called “Middle School”.

Here, the well known Jamaican dancer Dansa Bling outta Xpressionz Family shows some of the most representative "Middle School" steps: "Willy Bounce" and "Stay Clear".

(Article & video by Team Dance)

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