Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s.[1] Initially dancehall was a more sparse version of reggae than the roots style, which had dominated much of the 1970s.[2][3] In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital dancehall (or “ragga”) becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms. Dancehall music is also known as “bashment” (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bashment).
The popularity of dancehall has spawned dance moves that help to make parties and stage performances more energetic. Many dance moves seen in hip hop videos are actually variations of dancehall dances. Examples of such dances are: “Like Glue”, “Bogle" "Wine & dip”, “Tek Weh Yuhself”, “Whine Up" (a mix of various genres), "Boosie Bounce", "Drive By", "Shovel It", "To Di World", "Dutty Wine”, “Sweep”, “nuh behavior”,”nuh linga”, “skip to my lou”, “gully creepa”, “bad man forward bad man pull up”, “keeping it jiggy”, “pon di river”, “willie bounce”, “wacky dip”, “screetchie”, “one vice(an underground dance)” and “Daggering”
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30 Dancehall Hits 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTGOfHpX3FI

Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s.[1] Initially dancehall was a more sparse version of reggae than the roots style, which had dominated much of the 1970s.[2][3] In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital dancehall (or “ragga”) becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms. Dancehall music is also known as “bashment” (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bashment).

The popularity of dancehall has spawned dance moves that help to make parties and stage performances more energetic. Many dance moves seen in hip hop videos are actually variations of dancehall dances. Examples of such dances are: “Like Glue”, “Bogle" "Wine & dip”, “Tek Weh Yuhself”, “Whine Up" (a mix of various genres), "Boosie Bounce", "Drive By", "Shovel It", "To Di World", "Dutty Wine”, “Sweep”, “nuh behavior”,”nuh linga”, “skip to my lou”, “gully creepa”, “bad man forward bad man pull up”, “keeping it jiggy”, “pon di river”, “willie bounce”, “wacky dip”, “screetchie”, “one vice(an underground dance)” and “Daggering

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30 Dancehall Hits 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTGOfHpX3FI

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