Dance classes we provide.

Traditional African Dance

Students will learn freedom of expression through dance without limit or restriction. Participants will be challenged to open their minds and bodies to new experiences of dance and rhythm. Basic stretches and warm-ups use the sequences found in the various African dances.

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Salsa

The most popular of all the Latin dances, Salsa has evolved through the years from its original form as a combination of several African, Caribbean and Latin rhythm patterns. Closely related to other Latin styles such as the “Cha-Cha” and the Mambo, Salsa prevails as the most practiced form of all Latin street dances that originated in New York City in the 1970’s.

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Drumming

Drums are essential to tribal culture and living. Drums were used during slavery as a way for the slaves to communicate with each other. The rhythm, bass and tone of the drum were used in daily life to express fear, hope, despair, anger, happiness and joy. It is amazing that the strike of a drum could be that powerful to convey a series of emotions or celebration, but it brought a sense of community to the tribes and a richness of ancestral history.

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Workshops and Group Performances

tudents will learn rhythms of tribal culture and routine of African life through its various tribal dances. Understanding the power of communication through dance and its importance in cultural/ethnic traditions is emphasized. The language of movement is discussed as it correlates to the rhythm of the drum. Participants learn to distinguish breaks which, represents the transition of steps that correlate with the change in rhythm.

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Kids Dance/Hip-Hop

Hip hop dance refers to dance styles primarily danced to hip hop music, or that have evolved as a part of the hip hop culture. Hip hop dance can be divided into old school and new school, but the separation between the two is somewhat ambiguous and thought to be evolving with the passing of time. Hip hop dances are often considered street dances, because of how they were formed and are being practiced.

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Ballet

Ballet is a form of dance that developed in the courts of Renaissance Italy. Ballet has since spread to all the corners of the world reaching new heights of perfection in Russia and now worldwide. You can view professional ballet companies on every continent. Ballet is a theatrical form of dance and is usually danced with the idea of an audience viewing it from a fixed perspective.

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