Owen Junior aka OJ is a badass dancer. Him and his crew, TeamCautiion, throw down on the dance floor. Although from May Pen, Clarendon, they travel all the way to Kingston to teach at DanceJA the day I met them. I'm not going to lie, it was a challenging class. These boys are quick and they teach like they learn - fast. And rumor has it they are the only group in Jamaica that break dances.Read More
Kyle Kadeem Shaw aka Killerbean of the Sopreme Blazza'z is 25 years old and a prolific creative mind. Everytime I visit Jamaica, with every class I take, Killerbean always impresses me with a completely new set of dance moves of his and his crews creation. Each step is versatile and diverse; some are great grooves, some are badman (gangster/shooting), some are Africanesque, some are easy, some are complex, and all are unique.Read More
Jason Ricardo Leslie aka Slim-Jay is 26 years old and team member of Xqlusiv Dancers from St. Thomas, Jamaica. Xqlusiv dancers do a style of dancehall they call free-flow dancehall because it's all about feeling the music and going with the flow.Read More
Welcome to JA2DBAY (pronounced JA-2-D-BAY)
I love Jamaica, I love Dancehall & Reggae music, I love the Dancehall dances and the dancers who created them. I love their their moves, grooves, and all their style!!
In order to fully understand the dancehall and it's dancers, you have to go to Jamaica and pretty much be born there, but I'm hoping here, in this blog, you will meet dancehall dancers and artists from all over Jamaica who will share their stories, dance moves, music, and more. My hope is to give them a voice and us an insight into one of the coolest places on Earth, the dancehall.