Master Teacher, Papa Sy, founding of the Pasy Naay Leer Dance Company is offering a two day Senegalese dance festival for families at your studio 550 Using the theme of a Senegalese village, the festival would kick off with families gathered around an imaginary baobab tree to hear about the origins of Senegalese dance, rhythm and song. Children and families would then enjoy 2-3 dance classes – each class would focusing on a different style of dance. In addition to learning the basic movements and rhythms of the style, participants would learn where the dance is from, which ethnic group it belongs to, and what the dance’s function is. Other festival elements might include film, an exhibition of traditional Senegalese clothes, and traditional African food or juices. The festival would end under the baobab tree, with a dance performance highlighting the styles we learned about during the festival.
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