Dance

Dance

   I offer dynamic instruction in:

  • Beginner and intermediate dance tuition (with live drumming) in a relaxed and fun way, building confidence and ability while laughing and sweating
  • Understanding of the relationship between the music and the dances of West Africa
  • Learning the signals of each rhythm for dancing to begin/change
  • Learning solos for performance
  • Group performances

In these classes I work on getting people grounded into the rhythm, focusing strongly on hearing and feeling the melody with the beat while learning the signals which accompany each dance.  When one understands the music, it is easier to let the mind and body relax and to learn and enjoy the dance.

Since developing a passion for African Dance in Guinea with Abdoulaye Camara of Allatantou Dance, I have been learning many more exciting ways to move with this unique music along with the relevance of dance in the culture, and have been priviledged to share this with others.  I have worked with and learned from many, including Fara Tolno, Barefoot Dance company, Sankofa,  Allatantou dance, Mabiba Mbenge and Titos Sympa.