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West African Dance Workshop

  • Elevate Fitness 240 North 7th Street Akron, PA, 17501 United States (map)

Want to experience the joy and beauty of traditional and neo-traditional dancing from Guinea, West Africa? Are you hungry for a phenomenal workout? Do you love dancing to live drumming? Well, you're in luck! Whether you're a beginner or an advanced dancer, you will enjoy exploring your beauty and expressive potential while learning traditional and neo-traditional dances from Guinea.

Come ready to dance and prepared for fun! You'll be so glad you did. Everyone welcome! Absolutely no experience necessary. Just wear comfy clothes and a big smile. She will also have live drummers!

Janet Peck is the owner, operator and creative director of the West African dance company, N’Bönyé Dance & Drum Ensemble. She's a West African dancer, teacher and choreographer creating exceptional dance and drum pieces based on the traditional culture that she's studied abroad in West Africa.

Janet has been bringing West African dance and drum programming to the schools and organizations of Lancaster, Chester and Berks counties and is eager to “bring it” to the Elevate Fitness community as well.

From inner-city school teens to professional dancers, from special needs children and adults to women at spirituality conferences, from college ethno-musicology students to scout troops, Janet's choreography inspires people to be their most vital and alive selves.

The word N'Bönyé is the word for HEART in the Susu language and that is exactly what her teaching is all about. Dancing from the heart, leading from the heart and living from your heart.

All levels are welcome! Join us for this incredible and unique experience and let's dance, dance, dance from our hearts! ♥

Earlier Event: October 27
Later Event: November 18
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