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Dancehall Origins Escape Edition
Fuerteventura, 16-23 May 2019

DHO hosts Kimiko Versatile, teaching alongside top UK artists on the dance holiday of a lifetime!

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Dancehall Origins Escape Edition

The Artist


Dancehall Origins is excited to host leading Jamaican artist Kimiko Versatile for the first time at ESCAPE 2019.

Kimiko trained at the prestigious Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts, graduating in 2008. Since then she has performed as part of Jamaica’s renowned L’Acadco Dance Theatre Company, she has featured in music videos for Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel and Diana King, and she has travelled the world teaching sold-out workshops in Jamaican Folk and Authentic Dancehall including cities in Russia, Sweden and Italy.

Kimiko has created a number of popular Dancehall steps, including:

  • Chuh
  • Kuukuu
  • Dig-it
  • Crunch
  • Passage Wine
  • Scizzors
  • Watch di Pumz
  • Purpletouch
  • Jafrican Whine
  • Knock It Up
  • Tie Him
  • Tighten It
  • Ride It
  • Moola
  • Badnuhbloodclaat
  • Wul Him
  • Savage Mood

Kimiko now operates her own dance studio in Kingston ‘Versatile Studioz’ and is the founder of popular all-female dance group ‘Versatile Ones’.

Check out her Instagram page here.


Kimiko Versatile

Dancehall Origins Escape Edition
16-23 May 2019

Taking place 16-23 May on the stunning island of Fuerteventura, Escape is a dance holiday like no other. Hosted at the Las Playitas Golf and Spa Resort, the programme features 24+ classes ranging from Hip Hop, to Dancehall, to African Dance led by some of the UK’s best teachers. For the first time, DHO will bring a renowned Jamaican artist to Escape, to lead Dancehall sessions and bring the 876 flavour to Las Playitas!

Teachers include:

The trip is managed by Impact Dance, a renowned Hip Hop Theatre Company established in London in 1995.

As the event draws closer, prices start at just £459 per person for apartments. This cost includes:

  • seven nights accommodation
  • airport transfers
  • the full class programme
  • all evening events
  • official Escape t-shirt
  • free resort facilities and WiFi

For more information, email emily@dancehallorigins.co.uk OR visit the Escape Holiday website and use the booking code 03ELDOESCAPE.