west african dance class
Experience the rhythms and joy of West African dance with Alhassane Camara's high-energy Guinea dance classes. Held at the beautiful Bandaloop dance studio in West Oakland, these classes feature live drumming that will have you moving to the pulsing beats in no time.
Students of all levels are welcome - no prior dance experience is necessary. Learn traditional dances from Guinea as Alhassane expertly guides you through the fast-paced movements.
Take your workout to the next level and discover a passion for West African dance by joining a class with Duniya Dance's West African choreographer Alhassane Camara at Bandaloop Studio.
Come learn West African Dance!
1601 18th Street, Oakland CA 94607
Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm
No advance registration, just show up
Class is $15 pay at the door
ABOUT THE CHOREOgrapher:
Alhassane "papin" da camara
Alhassane was born in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa. His mother, Dah Camara, was a dancer. Alhassane has been blessed with the same innate talent. He followed this calling, and by 11 years of age, he was fully immersed in Ballet Tayely in Guinea, studying, and performing traditional Guinea dances. Alhassane continued to excel, not only as a dancer, but as a fully trained musician, knowing all of the musical rhythms of the drums and accompanying instruments of the traditional Guinea dances. He proceeded to become the lead dancer and choreographer of his ballet company.