West African Dance

We believe African dancing includes everything that a human being needs to stay healthy today on the physical, mental and spiritual level. We will draw from other practices used in Yoga and Nia in preparation for the dance with life drumming from Senegal.

In our classes, we teach the basics of West African dance technique as well as its cultural and social significance. Using live drumming, participants will practice characteristic movements used in African dance.

Drumming clarifies the connection between various rhythms and dances.

The class will learn to appreciate the relationship between music and dance in the various cultures and countries involved, as well as the similarities between these dance traditions.

In West African practice, for example, a great deal of

communication is expressed through group dancing.

All experience levels are welcome!

What to bring:

Comfortable clothing

Water to drink

“With one person, it`s hard to see very far.

Two people, you can see a bit more.

But if you have a whole group of people around,

really caring…it helps you fulfill your purpose”.

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