Adinkra Dance School (ADS), will be launching African dance classes for children and adults, this February 2016. Children and adults will be taught traditional dancing using the schools MAT strategy, which consists of Modern, Afrobeats dance and Traditional African dance techniques.
ADS is the brain child of Cilla Gyewu, Felix Lartey Cheetham and Mavis Osei. They spotted an opportunity to teach dances that they grew up learning and knowing.
Felix said “Our dance classes will be exceptional because of the mixes of dances from different parts of Africa from Traditional to Modern.”
The name Adinkra comes from the Akan language, of the Ashanti tribe of Ghana, West Africa and represents visual symbols that represent concepts or aphorisms.
Cilla and Mavis said “We are all of Ghanaian/African heritage, and really wanted to share some of the rich African culture off to both children and adults, dancing seemed like the best way to do that, seeing as we all love to dance one way or the other”.
ADS dance classes not only tap into cultural identity but also provides many health benefits. Dancing improves our body by strengthening it, making the body more flexible, giving great posture and balance. Dancing also keeps a child’s body and brains active, extremely vital for growing children.
Students will work individually and in pairs/groups and learn different traditional dance routines, mastering a routine before moving onto the next. Children will also have the opportunity to showcase their dance routines that they have learnt throughout the term. For more details or to book contact firstname.lastname@example.org 07704 347 045 or 07596 021776
Every Saturday commencing 20th February 2016
Location: Woodhouse College Dance Studio, Woodhouse Road, Finchley N12 9EY.
Every Friday from 19th February 2016
Location: Oak Tree Community Centre, Osborne Road, Acton, W3 8SJ.
Both classes are £6 or 10 sessions for £50. Email email@example.com or call 07704 347 045 or 07596 021776 for an application form