Students will learn West African Dances from Senegal, Mali, and Guinea. The class begins with a ½ hour warm-up, and progresses to energetic dancing. There are live drummers or recorded music.
Clothing: Comfortable clothes, loose or stretchy. Lapa or Sarong optional, bare feet. STREET SHOES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN ANY STUDIO AT ANY TIME. This class offers a rich cultural heritage in the arts that has long been traditional sources of self-knowledge, community cohesion and spiritual communion. Come learn traditional dances, rhythms and songs from Senegal and Guinea, West Africa and at the same time explore the functions of these dances in relationship to your own life. Class warm-up informs African dance technique and includes working on core strength, stretch, stamina, grounding, community building and rhythmic sensibility.
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2 Reviews on “West African Dance and Fitness”
I am such a fan of Kamesha’s African dance class. Not being from that culture, I appreciate her stories and movements. She is instructive, patient, energetic, grounded and joyful. It’s one of the most well- attended classes here because of her great teaching and love of the culture. -Anonymous YMCA Student-
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