Verona Patterson

Afrobeats

Classes

Thursday: Afrobeats

Minimum age: 16

  • Level: General
  • Time : 19:00-20:00
  • Fee: £14

Classes bookable HERE from one week ahead.

Biography

Verona is the Founder, Co-Director of Ignition Dance Company. IDC was set up in 2012 with a mission to use dance as a medium to help shift consciousness in space whilst helping individuals feel empowered and become the best version of themselves.

Verona is experienced in street, Contemporary, Afro- Caribbean, and Afro- Latin dance styles, however primarily focus on African and Caribbean dance styles, specifically  Afrobeats ( modern social street dances from Nigeria and Ghana) and Jamaican Female Dancehall.

Having worked steadily as a Teacher, a performer since 2007, Verona’s recent credit highlights include;

Choreographer -black  Sci-fi  directed by Elliot Barnes for Film 4 2020

Lecturer – UEL 2019-2020

Battling for Life- Ignition Dance Company and Uk Dancehall Collective -2019

Dancer for Afrobeat Artist: Ejyki Song: ‘Onu’- 2019

Dancer for Afrobeat Artist; Sweetcorn song: -2019

Dancer for Afrobeats Artists: Eegun, song: Rain-2019

Dance Fyah Jamaica: Teaching Afrobeats in Kingston Jamaica: 2019

Urban Strides Dance Company: Teaching Afrobeats

Kingston University: Afrobeats Workshop:2018

Southampton University: Afrobeats workshop: 2018

Ricards Lodge School: Afrobeats workshop:2018

Class Description

Join Verona in her exciting, high-energy, empowering  Afrobeats dance class which focuses on Modern African social dances from Nigeria, Ghana, and more!

You will learn the latest moves, grooves, and contextualized choreography encompassing feel-good African rhythms in a social dance setting.