African Dance


Come, move, and have fun working out with African dance while moving to the intoxicating rhythms of international pre-recorded music and live drums.



March Course Session begins Saturday, March 8, 2014

Meets Saturdays 12:00PM

General Course structure

12:00-12:10 Warm up

12:10-12:55 African Dance Workout Routines

12:55- 1:00 Relaxation Cool Down

  1:00-1:15  Individual/group practice



Workouts focused on strengthening, toning, fitness

Traditional African choreography & dance routines (Learn a full routine over the month long course)

Periodic guest instructors

Periodic Master Dance & Drum Sessions



Lightweight clothing. (footless tights are useful)

Cloth to wrap around your waist (optional)

Dancers dance barefoot

Long hair can be secured in a ponytail/headwrap (optional) 




We are honored to have international instructor, Aya Shabu as our resident instructor. Aya Shabu, professional dancer, instructor and choreographer, has performed with the renown African American Dance Ensemble. She was awarded the 2012-2013 Emerging Artist Grant. She is a member of the “Magic of African Rhythms.” She has instructed African dance and healing at the Bennu Cultural Center for Bennu and Onipa Psychological and Consulting Services. Aya will be presenting the power of Afrikan dance for healing.



 Bennu Center

 2011 Poole Road, Raleigh, NC 27610

 (919) 827-6209

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