Tuesday, March 13, 2007

[Wadabo_updates] African & Horton Classes in Boston & Cambridge

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Dear African Dance & Drum Community,

1 - Horton Technique Master class 3/17 w/ Venus Hall @ Stajez
2 - African Dance Workshops 3/17 & 24 w/ DeAma Battle & Mamadou Diop @ Stajez
3 - Reminder - African Dance w/ Pape N'Diaye - Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays in Cambridge
Stajez Center for the Arts will hold two Master Classes during March. The first, Horton Technique with Venus Hall, former principal dancer for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2007. Technique is the key to a long, successful and "injury free" dance career and is also great for overall wellness of the body. The class schedule is: ages 8 14 (3:30 4:30 p.m.); ages 15 17 (4:30 5:30 p.m.); ages 18+ (5:30 7:00 p.m.).

And on March 17 and 24, a workshop teaching traditional African dance with DeAma Battle and Master drummer Mamadou Diop. This workshop will consist of dance history and discussion about the technique. A warm up will open the class and will be followed by movement from specific regions of West Africa. The class schedule is: ages 8 14 (2:00 3:00 p.m.); ages 15 17 (3:00 4:00 p.m.); ages 18+ (4:00 5:00 p.m.). The cost of each class is $12 (children), $15 (adults) and a special discount applies for BDA members. Pre registration is required. For more information, call (617) 427 1522 or visit Stajez. 1127 Harrison Ave, Dudley Sq., Roxbury, MA
3 - Pape N'Diaye holds traditional African dance classes every FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY in Central Square - Cambridge, MA. The classes are for all ages and levels (beginning to advanced). Price: $12/class. SPREAD THE WORD!!! Please visit www.papendiaye. com for more details!
Fridays - DJEMBE DANCE 7:30-9:00pm
at YWCA of Cambridge
7 Temple Street
(one block west of Prospect St,
between Mass Ave and Bishop Allen St)
Saturdays - DJEMBE DANCE 4:30-6:00pm
at The Dance Complex (in Central Square)
536 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Sundays - SABAR DANCE 6:00-7:30pm
at YWCA of Cambrigde
7 Temple Street
(one block west of Prospect St,
between Mass Ave and Bishop Allen St)
Pape N'Diaye is a master dancer, instructor and choreographer from Senegal, West Africa and has toured throughout Africa and around the world. Since 1989, he has danced with numerous world-renowned companies, including the Ballet National L'Aliguère du Senegal, Cinquihme Dimension, Compagnie Jant-Bi, Ballet Cinemouw, Forêt Sacrée, and the Manhattan Dance School. He has extensive training in all styles of traditional West African dance as well as in contemporary dance forms. A dynamic teacher, Pape N'Diaye is responsible for training many noted sabar dancers in Senegal, and he is known in the US for teaching high-spirted djembe, kutiro, and sabar dance classes.
If you have questions, feel free to respond to this email, or call 323-684-8298.
Pape N'Diaye

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