Dancehall dance is a street dance style primarily performed to dancehall music and esvolved as part of dancehall culture. In includes a wide range of codified steps with specific names. Which are directly influenced by the Jamaican way of life. Dancehall Folk Form, first emerged in the late 1980s and was made popular by solo dancers and dance crews in Kingston, Jamaica. „Dancehall dance is a folk form (a lived cultural experience, which is of the people, by the people, for the people) that is a derivative of Reggae music and movement, born in the ghettos of Kingston Jamaica in the late 1980s. It was in the late 1980s when particular dancehall steps were indentified within the genre (such as Della Moves, Butterfly, Bogle and Tattie). Female dances such as wine and guh down and jook also catapulted the dance form into recognition and bridged the gap between reggae and dancehall. Earlier dancehall moves such as th one-foo skank, duck, wata pumpee, and cool and deadly, set the pace for its evolution as a separate dance form that specifically aligned itself with the musical changes that were happening in the Reggae genre.“ www.danceja.com
Miroslava Nováková aka Meera
She is a Czech dancehall dancer and organizer from Prague. In 2005, she began as a hip-hop dancer before realizing that dancehall was the right thing to do.
Meera has been actively involved in dancehall since 2014, since she has been regularly training at dancehall international events and workshops.
He also regularly visits Jamaica, where he collaborates with Jamaican artists (Sanjay, Shelly Belly, Godzilla Boss, Richie Stephens and others).
In the Czech Republic specifically in Prague, she has been teaching dancehall since 2017. Meera also organizes international dance events with Jamaican dancers. Her biggest dancehall project is “Wah gwaan Prague?” Camp, which was held in July 2019.
Meera is also the first Czech manager to organize a whole European tour for a Jamaican dancer.
In 2020 you can look forward to organizing three tours performed by Meera and her team. The first one will run from March, a European dance tour of the old / middle school dancer Boysie Ross.
Meera Style Exclusive Booking
OUT’N’BAD EUROPEAN TOUR 2020
March – May 2020
Boysie Roses was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in the Jungle community of Arnett Gardens. He found his passion for dance at the age of 13 when the legendary dancer and originator of Dancehall, Gerald “Bogle” Levy, invited Boysie to accompany him to a party after seeing his skills and finesse on the football (soccer) field in their community. It was there that he recalled having his first real experience of the Dancehall Nightlife / Lifestyle and instantly fell in love. After that night he did not miss another ‘dancehall night’ at the club. This chapter of his life served as an indirect training period for him as a Dancehall Dancer, where he learned all of Bogle steps, slangs and expressions. From there, Boysie won numerous award for dancing and became inseparable from Bogle. In 2004, Bogle invited Boysie to tour with him all around Jamaica and the USA as dancers with the hottest artistes at the time; Voicemail, Bounty Killa, and Elephant Man. In 2005 when Bogle passed away, there was a halt in Boysie’s dance career, he was devastated, not only because he lost a friend and dance-brother but he also feared his life as 3 Black Roses Members were already targeted and murdered. He considered the best way to recuperate was to spend some time outside of Jamaica, where he would be far away from the violence. He returned to Jamaica about a year later and very slowly immersed himself back into the dancehall. Now Boysie passionately teaches “old school” dancehall in Jamaica and abroad, offering his students the first hand history and legacy of himself and Bogle. Every class/workshop with Boysie takes students back to those founding days of dancehall; with the original steps, his signature robust energy and excitement, and first hand stories that will give you insight into dancehall’s conception which will give you the foundation and inspiration to take your dancing to the next level.
Workshops | Private classes | Judging | Showcase