C-Quence, Code X send message of unity - Dance groups join forces
A call for unity among dancers within the dancehall space has not fallen on deaf ears, and two groups have merged their talents to launch out on a new platform and hopefully set an example.
The leaders and members of C-Quence and Code X dance groups made the decision three months ago to take a path that would lead them to doing projects as one entity and ultimately strengthen their brands.
"The perception out there is that dancers fight against each other, and that's nothing to be happy about. We want to change that. With our teams merging, we are sending a message that the unity thing is always a more positive thing," Snowflake, the leader of C-Quence told Dancers' Paradise.
The groups, which have their headquarters off Washington Boulevard, felt they needed an outward sign to show their new branding, so one of the first things they did was to paint a sign with their logos, indicating their merger.
"The painting is off the Boulevard and many persons see it and comment on it. It's all love," Snowflake said. They have also created a dance move together, another way of showing their joint agreement.
"The move is called the COVID-19 and it was created by C-Quence and Code X, so once you see that move, then both brands should come to mind. All our dancers are feeling this. C-Quence has 11 dancers, and two of them are in Singapore and some in MoBay. Silk (leader of Code X) has the same or a little more, so it's a big group," Snowflake said.
The C-Quence leader explained that his overseas-based dancers were recruited through the Internet and dance classes which he conducts.
"I post a lot of dance videos and I am trending now on Instagram, so basically, you could say I am a big dancer. A lot of eyes are seeing the videos and these dancers were interested in joining the group, and their credentials were in order," he said. Snowflake shared that his students are mainly from overseas, and his last session was in February, when 10 persons from Germany flew in for classes.
"The virus put a halt on that, but, as a group, we continue to build in different ways. Right now, we are looking about doing a music video for a young artiste, and we have other projects, including a movie, in the pipeline. Unity is strength," he said.