🌴🌴🌴Enjoy this new Caribbean dance fitness program with certified coach Jamie T.🌴🌴🌴
SOKAFIT, designed in Trinidad and Tobago, combines the fun, cheeky, energetic dance moves and music of "Soca" to provide a full body workout. The program captures the vibrant nature and culture of Carnival dance and music to share with others.
Suited for all levels.
CHOREOGRAPHY CLASSES - Choreographed Caribbean dance routines. Intermediate level +.
Many islands across the Caribbean, celebrate what is known as Carnival. It is an annual festival where the people celebrate their culture and freedom, through music, dance, events and the arts.
The largest of these Carnivals is in Trinidad and Tobago, where the Carnival season is spread over many months and leads up to the colourful, vibrant and exciting two day street parade. The music and dance of Carnival in Trinidad is Soca.
Soca music is also the soundtrack of Carnivals in Barbados, Jamaica, St Vincent and across a number of other islands. This is no longer limited to the Caribbean with Carnival and Soca music also spreading to other countries like the USA (Miami Carnival, Labour Day NYC), Canada (Caribana), Japan, England and many other nations.
🌴 Interesting facts:
Soca was created in the 1970’s through the experimentation and fusion of calypso, cadence and East Indian instruments.
It was an acronym for “Soul of Calypso” and coined by Ras Shorty I.
Famous Soca songs: One Wine (Sean Paul / Machel Montano) and Hot Hot Hot.
Famous singers that attend Caribbean Carnivals - Rihanna
Popular music artists are now incorporating Soca into their music; like Sean Paul, Drake, Bieber and many more.
Get those hips and waitlines ready to roll!
- Learn the fun, energetic dance and music of Caribbean Carnival known as Soca.
- Learn how to move to the rhythm, get that “Caribbean” groove, master hip movements and body isolations (Wining).
- Sokafit moves and the fitness benefits of this new dance fitness program from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean
- A fun, energetic and exciting dance fitness experience with live DJ in class.
- Expert tuition from Australia’s lead SOKAFIT coach, established dancer / instructor, and certified group fitness instructor.
- A full body workout while having fun and learning the fundamentals of Caribbean Soca dance.
- The skills to move your hips and waist like they do in the Caribbean.
- A program designed by Caribbean dancers and exercise physiologists
- Improved cardiovascular endurance, core body control and isolations
- To be part of a fun new fitness movement.
- A towel / bandanna
- Your positive energy
Comfortable gym wear, with sneakers.
Open to all levels of experience in dance and fitness. (Please notify the instructor of any injuries. Class may not be suitable for those with preexisting knee, ankle or lower back injuries)
Vendor since 2017
Free It Up Dance offer Caribbean/Latin dance shows, classes/workshops & performance courses across numerous styles inc. soca, samba, salsa & dancehall.
Free It Up Dance and Entertainment provides quality Latin and Caribbean dance entertainment and dance instruction.
Lead choreographer and performer Jamie Trahanas always aims to provide authenticity and quality to every experience be it teaching, choreographing or performing. She has extensive knowledge of numerous Latin/Caribbean dance styles and has performed, taught and choreographed locally and abroad.
Free It Up Dance and Entertainment requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Free It Up Dance and Entertainment to organise a refund or transfer
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I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Free It Up Dance and Entertainment.
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Free It Up Dance and Entertainment requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer.
In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.