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Afro-Caribbean Dance class
January 6, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until June 30, 2022
A community dance class for Everyone
Young, Old, Male, Female, Children are welcome too
Thursdays 10:30 – 12:00
Capital City Grange, Montpelier
$15 – $20 Drop-in
For more information contact Stuart Paton
One of Montpelier’s longest running community dance and drumming classes for over 35 years.
The dances of the Afro-Caribbean communities has it’s origins in the African continent.
These classes are currently taught by guest teacher artist and dance ethnographer Dr Cooper.
In class we travel to various parts of Africa including Ghana, Senegal, Benin, Nigeria, Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Uganda, and more.
Dr Cooper trained in Ghana, West Africa and with various prominent artists including Zab Maboungou (Congo/Montreal), Peter Badejo (Nigeria/London), Germaine Acogny (Senegal), Koffi Koko (Benin/Paris) and more.
Various body work techniques like Alexander Technique, Heller work and more
are used in class to help relax your body, move more freely and feel the rhythm.
Learn the root moves of popular dances like Salsa, Rumba, Blues and Swing and find new ways to get inside the groove!