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West African Dance

West African Dance

West African Dance explores the fundamentals of West African culture and tradition through music and dance. The musicality, traditions and various techniques introduced in these classes will connect with dance techniques of Africa and its diaspora including, but not limited to, the dances of Mali, Guinea and Senegal, afrobeat, afro house, and more. Students learn to execute polyrhythmic patterns and practice multiple types of call & response cues performed both verbally and physically. Our classes explore the use of weight, body isolations, and dancing with the drummer.


2020 – 2021 Dates

Quarter 1: September 29 – November 30, 2020; Registration opens August 17, 2020

Quarter 2: December 1, 2020 – February 8, 2021; Registration opens November 3, 2020

Quarter 3: February 20 – April 24, 2021; Registration opens January 11, 2021

Quarter 4: April 26 – June 26, 2021; Registration opens March 22, 2021


Need based scholarships are available to qualifying students. The application period will open on August 10.

Scholarship Application

West African Dance Fundamentals (ages 6-9)

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West African Dance Fundamentals (ages 6-9)

October 2 - November 20, 2020 | Fridays 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

West African Dance Level 1 (ages 9-12)

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West African Dance Level 1 (ages 9-12)

October 2 - November 20, 2020 | Fridays 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm