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FITNESS THROUGH AFRICAN DANCE!
With AFRO'ROBICS 
New series NOW until December 7

See details below or click HERE for full schedule. 


Dances from Cameroon


Click here for a 2-min video presentation

Click here to read a short interview on the Dance Centre's blog


AFRICA IS COMING TO YOU!

CLICK HERE FOR FALL 2014 CLASS SCHEDULE*



AFRO'ROBICS LIVE is back!!! 
Sundays, November 2 to December 7 at 12:45 pm
Roundhouse Community Centre, Yaletown
*Drop-ins welcome anytime* 

Blending the richness of African dance and music with cultural journey, we create a fun and exciting total-body workout set to LIVE DRUMMING! More details...


AFRICAN CIRCLE DANCE CELEBRATION

Sunday, December 14th
A onetime only workshop at Roundhouse Community Centre
Time:
12:30 pm to 2 pm 


To register: call (604) 713 1800 or simply drop-in.

Cost: $19 (incl. tax)

This special event is in celebration of the end of the year. Dancing in a circle is an ancient tradition common to many cultures for marking special occasions, strengthening community and encouraging togetherness. With live African drumming, our soul will fully come to life in the circle as we express ourselves with joy and passion. The circle is designed to help liberate the joyful and happy version of YOU in a fun, uplifting and supportive environment. In the circle we celebrate life and we celebrate YOU.

With LIVE DRUMMING by SPECIAL GUESTS!



NEXT FREE CLASSES - WINTER 2015
Sunday, January 11th, 2015
11:15 am - Soukouss Fit for Women
12:45 pm - Afro'Robics Live
Roundhouse Community Centre, Yaletown
To register: call 604 713 1800



SOUKOUSS FIT FOR WOMEN - *NEW*
Sundays, January 18 to February 22 at 11:15 am
Roundhouse Community Centre
*Drop-ins welcome anytime* 

Come tone your legs and slim your waist with fun and sexy African dance moves! 
More details...



MAMA Dance Workshop for Women

Date to be confirmed
Shake your bum, roll your hips and add some spice!!! A onetime only workshop at Roundhouse Community Centre.
Time:
2:30 pm to 4 pm 

To register: call (604) 713 1800 or simply drop-in.
Cost: $19 (incl. tax)

With LIVE DRUMMING!
 


MOTHER AND CHILD AFRICAN DANCE & CULTURE 
Coming soon!
A onetime workshop at Trout Lake Community Centre
Date to be confirmed


 
Upcoming events and performances



African Dance Ritual Journey for Women 
Coming in January 2015!!!

A 3-hour healing dance workshop where we experience Sowu, The Dance of Life, a West African ritual dance that will help you gently reset your inner buttons so you can better create the life you wanted to create for 2014.
More details ...





To be announced in 2014
With Jacky Essombe and Guest Percussionist! 
Bring your music instruments and your children and join in the circle. More details ...



Past events and performances



Performance Works, Granville Island - July 6, 2014

DANCES AND RHYTHMS FROM CAMEROON

Dance in Cameroon is an integral part of the tradition, religion, and socializing of the country's people. Cameroon has more than 200 different traditional dances, each associated with a different event or situation. It is a country very rich in sophisticated folk dances. Dance is part of most ceremonies and rituals. Dancing in Cameroon is an important avenue of social protest and political rallying in the country. Most dances have their origin in spirituality, and now in modern time they also serve the purpose of entertainment, among others. This show will travel across the rich and diverse culture of Cameroon to introduce you to dances such as Bikutsi, Ben Sikin, Adu Yaye, Bafia and more. Observe as dancers move different parts of the body independently, focusing motion on more than one area at a time. This is a true celebration of life, and you are invited to take part in it.