The Jamaica Dance . . . uniquely New Orleans

Club Origin:
The Back to the 50's Jamaica Dance Club was started on April 20, 1998 by a small group of individuals interested in preserving a uniquely New Orleans dance.  The original group has mushroomed into a thriving club with dozens of dedicated instructors who are eager to carry on the traditions of the club and teach this one of a kind dance to new students of all ages.
The Jamaica:
Oddly enough, the dance has nothing to do with Jamaica.  The dance gets it's name from The Jamaica Bar which was located in the Irish Channel at the corner of Josephine and Magazine.  Although the dance originated in the 1950's, the beauty and grace of each step can be performed to a wide variety of music which includes but is not limited to swamp pop, rock, country, and cajun music.

 


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