Beyonce’s Already video featuring Shatta Wale has currently got the whole world talking. In Africa especially, we are impressed with the way Beyonce committed to portraying the culture to the whole world and in the Already video, something that really stood out, aside from the fashion and of course Beyonce’s radiance is the dance.
We cannot write this article without mentioning the fact that one of Ghana’s most talented dancers, Dancegod Lloyd and his DWP academy crew were in the video, showing y’all how it’s done!
Beyonce went all out and showed us she could do the afrobeats dances like a boss and for those who are wondering, these are some of the popular dances we noticed! (after consulting some dancers)
PS: screenshots were added as some reference to the exact moment the dance was performed.
This is a type of dance where the shoulders are used in dancing. You’d see a clear example from 2:16 – 2:18 of the music video.
That dance Beyonce and her dancers did in the leotard that looks like animal skin or scales comes off as some version of the famous azonto dance. Pay attention at 1:13.
Beyonce started warming up her gbese from 3:02 and by 3:18 we got the complete thing with her pulling off the final step that finalizes the dance.
Apparently, most of Beyonce’s dances through the whole video included different variations of impressive legwork
This already famous dance where the dancer balls up their hand into a fist and puts it underneath the other hand like some form of uppercut can be seen from 2:39 of the video
This dance according to Dancegod Lloyd is a popular one from Cote D’Ivoire introduced by DJ Arafat. It’s only right that he explained it since Beyonce version cut to him and his team doing the same move. See the move from 2:57 in the video.
Note: some dances may have different names and opinions about them will be well received in the comments section. These are names popular amongst Ghanaian dancers.
Watch the video and compare the time stamps with the dances!
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