Welcome to our Afro classes in Brisbane! We offer 2 different Afro style classes.
Unfortunately our Afro Classes are not currently running at the moment.We are so sorry! But please feel free to leave your details with us and we will email you when the classes return.
Fusion Choreography Classes
This class is a fusion of Hip Hop and Afro Styles with less focus on history and culture and more of a focus on learning choreographies week on week. This is a choreography class.
In this class Yasim will give more in-depth information about history and culture teaching names of styles and steps and where each style originates from, then will create small combos and choreographies incorporating what you have learnt.
Afro dance is a style of dance that blends traditional African dance movements with Urban dance styles. The dance form incorporates movements from different African countries, including West African, South African, and Congolese dance styles, as well as elements of contemporary Urban dance styles like Street Dance, Hip Hop and house. Overall, Afro-fusion dance is a unique and exciting dance form that celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Africa while also incorporating modern dance elements. With every style we teach at Paradox Dance studio, students will be educated in the history and culture of the style as a very large focus for us. We believe it is so important for the dancers to know where the styles come from as well as educate them on all the names associated with each step, Africa is a huge continent and each country in Africa has a different style of dance. We teach both theory and practical elements to show deep respect for African culture as the oldest form of dance that ever existed.
Afro has become viral worldwide and is popular with the new generation of dancers as afro music has entered popular chart music in the last 5 years, Afro dancers going viral on social media has been a huge driver for the increase of interest in afro dance & music. Some of the biggest commercial artists in the world such as Chirs Brown, Ed Sheeran, Beyonce have all collaborated with famous African artists such as Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Diamond Platnumz, Asake to name a few, creating the most amazing fusion of music. Check out our playlist to hear this style.
An Afro dance class typically begins with a warm-up, which includes stretching and conditioning exercises to prepare the body for the physical demands of the dance. The class then progresses to learning various dance sequences and choreography, which are often set to African music or urban music with an African influence.
In Afro dance, emphasis is placed on fluidity and expressiveness, with dancers encouraged to use their entire body to communicate through movement. The dance style is known for its high energy, dynamic movements, and fast, rhythmic footwork.
We do dance videos, community performances plus shows throughout the year. We believe performance is an essential part of their learning.
Afro is a form of urban dance so we recommend loose urban-style clothes, such as a baggy tee and loose pants with trainers. You can purchase our own bran of Paradox clothing here.
Our Afro classes are available as casual class drop ins or are included in your memberships. You can either buy once off $22 casual Classes or choose from our 5 or 10 class packs. If you are visiting the studio multiple times a week you might benefit from a $45/week unlimited class pass. For more information on our pricing with memberships and courses please visit our Pricing page so you can decide what is best for you. As we are an Arts small business, we don’t offer refunds or credits for no shows or illness.
Our classes are structured to provide a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Each class begins with a warm-up and includes a combination of drills to learn specific moves and a basic choreography to connect the drills to music. Our experienced instructors will guide you through each step and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practise and perfect your moves.
We dance to a variety of Afro artists from more traditional to more commercial urban Afro tracks. Our music selection is carefully curated to keep you motivated and inspired on the dance floor. If you would like a little sampler of the type of music we listen to here is a link to some of our favourite Spotify playlists!
You don’t need to buy special shoes for Urban classes, but sneakers with good support and a non-slip sole are recommended. This will help protect your feet and prevent injury during the fast-paced movements of afro.
Whether you’re looking to improve your dance skills, meet new people, or just have fun, our classes have something for everyone. We can’t wait to see you on the dance floor!