Friday 3- Sunday 5th Feb
The 2017 TJDD Festival kicks off on the 3rd – 5th of February with the True Jamaican Dancehall dance, music and culture camp, held at PGL Campaspe Downs camp site - Kyneton, Victoria.
Immerse yourself in three jam packed days and two epic nights learning authentic Jamaican dancehall dance first-hand from creators and pioneers of the style live and direct from Jamaica.
Explore the history and the evolution of Dancehall dance, music, and culture, meet new friends from all over Australia and the world, and share your passion with Australia's Dancehall community.
Joining us in 2017, for her fourth year standing strong Latonya Style (DanceJA CEO) will be heading the Jamaican contingent as our official Jamaican Dancehall ambassador, and this time will be accompanied by TWO fellow Jamaican dancers including the incredible Kimiko Versatile and free flow master Zidan X-klusiv Dancer.
More info comingBuy tix →
Sunday 5th Feb
The Carlton Club
VASKA, ZARE DEMUS, LARRIE, MEXE, SO FIRE
Playing reggae, RnB, afrobeats, and all eras of dancehall...
Expect the dance floor to be turned WAY UP.
Special $15 dancehall cocktails available on the night
Plus VIP booth area
FREE ENTRY from 9pm till late
The Carton Club - 193 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tuesday 7th Feb
Nova Cinema, Carlton. 6.30pm
Bruk Out! looks deep inside the raw, energetic world of Jamaican Dancehall culture through the eyes of the powerful women at its heart – Dancehall Queens.
Often criticized for being lewd and aggressively sexual, these daring performers have turned Jamaican street dance into a massive global phenomenon.
Bruk Out! follows six of the best Dancehall Queens from around the world—Japan, Italy, America, Poland, Spain, and of course, Jamaica—as they prepare to do battle at the world's biggest dancehall competition.
Visually provocative and emotionally intimate, their stories converge in a never-before-seen look into the life of the Dancehall Queen.Buy Tix →
Thursday 9th Feb
6:30pm Dancehall foundation with Latonya Style
7:30pm Female steps with Kimiko Versatile
8:30pm male steps with Zidan Xqlusiv
$50 a class, $80 for 2 or $100 for all 3
Sunday 12th Feb
10:30 - 11:30 Kids work shop - Stacy Letrice
11.45 - 12:45 Afro/dancehall fusion - Stacy Letrice
1 - 2:30 TGA flash Mob steps
Each of Stacy's classes are $20. The TGA worshop is by donation Plus a Stylish Moves accreditation course will run over the week, for more information go to
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Friday 10th Feb
At Brown Alley - 585 Lonsdale st Melbourne
Guest performances including:
Original Dancehall Queen Memusa (NSW)
Kitty Cat (Burn City Queenz)
Oz DHQ VisuaLee &Oz DHK WIzdom
and more performances from special guests.
With DJs - So Fire, Jesse I, Zare Demus
Hosted by - Zare Demus
Door open at 10pm comp starts at 11Buy tix →
Playing the best dancehall from all eras over 2 rooms.
Feat: JESSE I, SO FIRE, AL GOOD, STALLION SELEKTAH
In the garden bar – strictly vinyl – 80’s, 90’s 00’s dancehall
REBEL BASS, OPERATOR ANDY, ROOTS RADIKAL
Doors open at 10pm till late
$7 entry before 11, $15 after
FRI 17th Feb - day time - We are the dance - Flash mob As part of the #TGA (The General Army) project (raising awareness about the links between mental health, drug addiction, and suicide) we will be hosting a public dance performance, taking over the forefront of the Victorian State a library in the heart of the CBD. We will be showcasing our #TGA dance steps created by Jamaican dancers to songs produced by the late Di Apprentice who tragically committed suicide in January 2016. The message we are aiming to spread through this surprise flash mob style performance is that dance, music, culture, and community are powerful tools in the promotion of a healthy mind, body and spirit while assisting in the prevention of at risk behavior and mental health issues.To join the flash mob →