Dancehall Certificate Program
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Term: 1 Semester ( ~4 Months)
This class incorporates fundamentals of Dancehall such as:
- Afro-Jamaican Dance
- Old School Dancehall
- Middle School Dancehall
The skills taught in this program will also prepare students for the professional dance industry.
Why take this course?
- Gain credibility.
- Set yourself apart from the competition in a growing and competitive job market.
- Join a community of dance professionals who are taking this dance worldwide.
Our curriculum includes:
- Codified dance techniques and social dances
- Improvisational methods
- Dance History
- Competency Tests (Visual and Written)
Evaluation and Advisement
Certificate Program students are guided and mentored by their course instructor and are assessed regularly in order to ensure they are making sufficient progress.
Satisfactory Progress Guidelines
This program is designed to allow students to meet certificate requirements within 6 months and students are expected to complete 100% of their assignments. Should a student fail to do so, their certificate will be placed on hold until they can complete the necessary assignments.
Upon completion of this program, certificate may be added to your Resumé as:
Dancehall Lv. 1, International Urban Dance Academy
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Soumayah Nanji is an African and Caribbean descent professional dancer, choreographer, performer, and teacher with 25 years of experience. Growing up in the music business as her mom was a music promoter for Capitol records, she is no stranger to the entertainment and dance world. She is trained in African, Ballet, Dancehall, Heels, Hip-Hop, House, Modern, Salsa, Samba, and Street Jazz. Her training spans various schools and performing arts programs nationally and abroad such as Ailey Extension, Bale Folclorico Da Bahia, New Waves Dance and Performance Institute, and Peridance. Soumayah has trained with numerous dance instructors and choreographers from all over the world including Jose Carlos Arandiba, April Berry, Rennie Harris, Korie Genius, Sekou Heru, Kim Holmes, Theodore Jamison, La Mora, Frida Persson, Renee Robinson, and Rosangela Silvestre. In 2012, Soumayah was the first out-of-state Dancehall choreographer to be selected to serve as an artist in residence with the Miami Dade College Dance Department-Kendall Campus and a recipient of the tuition grant for the New Waves Dance and Performance Institute in Trinidad & Tobago, and the 2006 Dynamic Dunham Dance Festival Scholarship recipient. Her certifications include Site Specific Dance and Performance from CalArts and Acting for Film from the New York Film Academy.
Miss Nanji is also a graduate of the Tri-Cities High School Visual and Performing Arts Program where she majored in dance. Soumayah is the Artistic Director of her own dance company, Gifted En Movement Dance Theater and travels the world teaching African diaspora dance. Currently, Miss Nanji is recently completed a dance residency in Afrobeats and Dancehall in Tokyo, Japan with the Hinton Battle Dance Academy and a 3 year tour throughout Southeast Asia, South America and Africa teaching African diaspora dance workshops and lectures in Afrobeats, Dancehall.