Dance instructor, choreographer, cultural ambassador, viral video star… Blacka Di Danca is at the forefront of dancers taking dancehall culture worldwide. In this episode of LargeUp TV shot by Tony Lowe, experience a day in the life of Blacka Di Danca, as he reminisces over his beginnings in Brooklyn, hits the club with his Danca Family, tours his old neighborhood in Crown Heights, and invites us into one of his massively popular dancehall classes in Times Square.
Keeping up with Blacka is no easy task. He’s in a new country practically every day, sharing his love of dancehall with students from Siberia to Colombia — when he’s not on stage or shooting videos with the likes of Rihanna, Alkaline and Major Lazer, that is. In this window into his life, you’ll see what it took for Blacka to get to where he is today, and how he’s keeping his movement going full throttle.
Watch Dancehall Dreams with Blacka Di Danca right here, and follow Blacka’s journey here.
Blacka and the Danca Family host Red Bull TV’s fist episode highlighting dancehall culture in NYC during the Rice & Peas party. The show is called “Way Past Midnight” which features underground scenes around the world, and the first episode of the series is the dancehall piece. Since partnering with Red Bull and Large Up, who also played a major role in curating this episode, Blacka has been continuously pushing Caribbean lifestyle onto larger platforms. Above is an extra scene from the episode, you can watch it here, then through the link, you can watch the entire episode! Enjoy!
Blacka Di Danca has partnered with LargeUp to drop his first-ever mixtape. For the latest edition in the monthly LargeUp Mix Series, Blacka and DJ Gravy team up for a high-energy Dancehall Warm-Up to help you get the vibes flowing and your moves on point, before you step out at the bashment.
The mix features dancehall’s most essential dance anthems: instructional tracks (from Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas, Elephant Man and others) inspired by dances created by top Jamaican street dancers like Mr. Bogle, Ovamarz and Ding Dong.