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Dance with a Jamaican

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 29 reviews.Negril, JamaicaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Latoya

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Waa gwaan? Welcome to mi experience! Jamaican dancing is a fun way to express and exercise. We'll mainly do dancehall moves. Dancehall, like most things in Jamaica, has an interesting history and we, Jamaicans, love to move our bodies. I've personally been dancing since I was a kid, doing ska, bogle & more dances with my grandparents. I truly believe dancing is a celebration of your body and a connection to your soul. Yea mon, it well good fi yuh!

Here's the structure of my class. We'll start with a warm-up for 5 minutes as we get to know each other a bit. Then we'll get into the hardcore dancing. I'll show you the old and new Jamaican dances. We'll do that for 30 mins then warm down for 10 minutes. Of course wi a guh chat likkle patois in between and share stories. It will be so much fun, sweat and overall, happiness. If you want to book a time you don't see here, let me know. Feel free to do several classes and bring your family and friends. The more, the merrier :) I am looking forward to having an irie time with you!

I can also tailor my class for children. Groups welcomed. If you're a couple, I can have it spiced up for you. Join me for any celebration - birthdays, get-togethers, company events and I'll add that special touch. Also, contact me for dates and times you are not seeing on the calendar and I'll make it happen.
Waa gwaan? Welcome to mi experience! Jamaican dancing is a fun way to express and exercise. We'll mainly do dancehall moves. Dancehall, like most things in Jamaica, has an interesting history and we, Jamaicans, love to move our bodies. I've personally been dancing since I was a kid, doing ska, bogle & more dances with my grandparents. I truly believe dancing is a celebration of your body and a connection to your soul. Yea mon, it well good fi yuh…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Latoya can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at ﺩ.ﺇ38.

What to bring

  • water
  • towel
From ﺩ.ﺇ46
/ person
Wed, Oct 28
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
ﺩ.ﺇ57 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ57 per person
Wed, Oct 28
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
ﺩ.ﺇ57 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ57 per person
Wed, Oct 28
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
ﺩ.ﺇ57 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ57 per person

Meet your host, Latoya

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 29 Reviews
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I have over 5 years of experience in the hospitality industry as an Entertainment Coordinator & Retreat Manager. I am originally from Kingston but have traveled all over Jamaica. I've done dancing on different beaches, hiking the Blue Mountain Peak, Calabash, bamboo rafting & so much more! I am currently working from home so my schedule can be pretty flexible.
Other than traveling, dancing & people, I love writing. I've self-published a couple of children's books -"Back to Basics: Dancehall ABC", "Irie the Caterpillar", "Irie the Butterfly" and more. Move and groove like a Jamaican with me.
I have over 5 years of experience in the hospitality industry as an Entertainment Coordinator & Retreat Manager. I am originally from Kingston but have traveled all over Jamaica. I've done dancing on different beaches, hiking the Blue Mountain Peak, Calabash, bamboo rafting & so much more! I am currently working from home so my schedule can be pretty flexible.
Other than traveling, dancing & people, I love writing. I've self-published a couple of children's books -"Back to Basics: Dancehall…
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Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 29 reviews.

Gwendolyn
October 2020
We really enjoyed our session with Latoya. She has a great personality and she was very engaging. My Daughter and I learned so many new moves and we enjoyed the stories that accompanied the dances. This was a great way to spend part of my 60th birthday.
We really enjoyed our session with Latoya. She has a great personality and she was very engaging. My Daughter and I learned so many new moves and we enjoyed the stories that accomp…
Amanda
October 2020Private booking
We had such a great time dancing with Latoya! She taught us tons of fun moves, with stories about Jamaica and the history of the dances in between. She has a vibrant, positive energy and connects easily with everyone. I cannot recommend this enough, thank you!!
We had such a great time dancing with Latoya! She taught us tons of fun moves, with stories about Jamaica and the history of the dances in between. She has a vibrant, positive ener…
Valorie
October 2020Private booking
I had an exemplary dance experience! Latoya included Jamaican dance history, culture, story telling, and perspective, all in one while teaching superb Jamaican dance moves. Our host made Jamaican dance exciting and so proud and easy to learn!! Thank you for a memorable dance experience. I plan to sign up for your class again and again. Your knowledge and passion were the drivers of the experience. A standing ovation to you for your high level of expertise and passion as a dance artist. Continue to spread the positive vibes you possess to the world, for you are a rare jewel!
I had an exemplary dance experience! Latoya included Jamaican dance history, culture, story telling, and perspective, all in one while teaching superb Jamaican dance moves. Our hos…
Bronwyn
September 2020
“My husband and I attended Latoya’s ‘Dance with a Jamaican’ session as a couple and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Latoya was fun and encouraging and the time just flew by. The session and dance moves were fun and provided a good workout. Latoya provided some great insight into her home country and traditions of Jamaica which we found very enlightening. We would love to visit Jamaica one day. Can thoroughly recommend Latoya’s session.”
“My husband and I attended Latoya’s ‘Dance with a Jamaican’ session as a couple and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Latoya was fun and encouraging and the time just flew by. The…
Domenica
August 2020
Fun to learn some Jamaican dance moves while chatting with LaToya, who is warm, fun, and friendly. Even people reluctant to try a dance class enjoyed this one. Recommended!
Ruth
August 2020
This is my second Jamaican dance experience with Latoya — and it was as fun and interesting and invigorating as the last time! She’s managed to teach me many dances while also explaining aspects of culture like patois, history, and cuisine. The dances aren’t complicated; I learned the Go Away, the Jerry Springer, and To the World (name based on what a winning Usain Bolt said!) and many others. Latoya is warm and encouraging and always checks in to see how you’re doing. I especially love the morning class because it’s a real workout (if you want it to be) and I have the music and spirit in my heart all day. Will take it again—join me!
This is my second Jamaican dance experience with Latoya — and it was as fun and interesting and invigorating as the last time! She’s managed to teach me many dances while also expl…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.