Dancers' Paradise : DHQ Danger hopes to go global with 'Robot Wine'
Jamaican dancers are among some of the most creative in the world. Almost everything can be turned into a dance move with the right rhythm and flow.
From 'Spider Touch' to 'Walk Like A Dog', the dance moves have gone from one level of uniqueness to the next.
DHQ Danger has been dancing for as long as she can remember. Now, she is part of a group of dancers who work for dancehall diva Spice, but she hopes to one day become a world renowned choreographer.
With the latter being a dream she is working tediously at, the dancer is focused on creating some dance moves that she hopes will push her through the doors that have thrust dancers like Global Bob, Bogle, Ding Dong and Crazy Hype on to the international circuit. With her mind set on making global strides, the dancer created the 'Robot Wine', a dance move she believes can take her places.
The dance has been creating a buzz on the local dance scene, as dancers can be seen attempting the robotic moves at various dancehall sessions held nightly.
The charge, of course, is being led by Danger, accompanied by her fellow team Spice dancers. The move has taken on a life of its own at these sessions, so much so that Danger now has classes where she teaches the move to tourists who are intrigued by the 'machine movement'.
"You move your hands and your feet in a robotic [way], and you brace backwards, while rocking your hips back and forth," she explained, noting Spice did the Robot Wine song to accompany the dance move.
It may sound a lot, but the dancer explains that for those who really wanna catch it, it's all in the pattern.
"It's a combination of moves with your hands, feet and head. When one hand is up, the other is down. Your hips, legs and head move on a rhythm. People love it because I do dance classes, and they come and request it at classes, so the response is great," she told Dancers' Paradise.
Although her international crowd is mainly from Europe, Danger hopes her classes will become more diverse with time.
She is currently working on getting the classes to be held in a steady location as they are being held at different locations at this time. The most steady of those locations is Ishimoto's School of Gymnastics at 25 Annette Crescent, where classes are held based on demand. There is a cost attached to the class, and interested persons can contact Danger via Instagram for more details.
"My long-term goal is to be one of the most popular/famous dancers out of Jamaica and to own a big dance academy to offer dance classes on a wider scale," she said. "I am definitely working on it. One step at a time."