Maleek "Tuggz" Chin
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York Maleek "Tuggz" Chin has been dancing ever since he could remember. Due to his parents being from the West Indians he grew up with heavy Reggae, Soca, and Dancehall influence.
Tuggz began attenting local parties and started to get recognition when he would dance and "free up". Around that time he decided that he would take it to the next level and show the world that Dancehall is just as prominent as any other style of dance.
Since then Tuggz has traveled to Jamaica, Sweden, London, Canada etc. and worked with artists such as Konshens, Elephant Man, Agent Sasco, and I-Octane. While Tuggz is in NYC he and his company DHDemand contines to push dancehall dancers to new heights.
"Its not just that I want to dance, I feel like I'm supposed to." -Tuggz
Tuggz's Teaching Schedule
Dancehall is a unique style created within Jamaican culture. Students learn the history of Dancehall culture as they master classic steps to corresponding riddims, choreographies and freestyle techniques. Each class includes a warm-up covering old, middle and new school dances that are danced at dancehall/ reggae parties across the globe. For the second half of the class, students incorporate these dances into choreographies and freestyles set to the hottest Dancehall tunes. At the end of class, students perform for each other, developing confident and bold self-expression- the foundational element of Dancehall culture. Through learning these energetic and fun dance, students will become stronger, more knowledgeable and dynamic dancers.