2022 Performance • Check back soon for the 2023 schedule!
Come join the dance. For participants of all ages and levels who are ready for a fun-filled, energy packed workshop! Learn traditional dances (primarily of Senegal, Mali and Guinea), and develop an awareness of how song traditions work hand in hand with dance movement as a means of expression and communication of daily life in West African cultures. Dancing is deep-rooted in African heritage and is used to tell stories depicting both the culture and history of the land and people. Instructor Assane Kouyate (Senegal) comes from a long line of “griots,” the history tellers and keepers of West African culture.