Rhythms to Warm Your Bones


Over 30 People Turned out to Namory Keita's Drum Workshop on January 18th

Namory Keita’s drum workshop on January 18th at the Woodford’s Club

Portland community turned out in large numbers to take one or more of the 4 dance, drum and song workshops on January 18th, with Ismael Kouyate and Namory Keita.

Visit Portland Maine West African Inspired Dance, on Facebook, to see and hear videos from the weekend of workshops Jan 17-18 (“smart” phone videos not formatted well for this page).

If you missed out, here’s the great news ~ Namory teaches drum classes for all levels every Tuesday night in Portland at 7:15pm after accompanying West African Inspired Dance class for beginners at 5:45pm. Tuesday classes are at the Woodford’s Club.

Thurs dance

In our Thursday night all levels dance class we continue to enjoy live drumming accompaniment by the talents of Jeff Howe, Annegret Baier, Janice Erickson, Chris Gager, Lanssine Traore, Sandra Benson and Adrian Smith…

Heating up the dance floor all through the winter, at Maine Ballroom Dance Studio. Thursdays start at 7:15pm.

Thursday dance class

There’ll be no classes Tues Feb 17th. On Thursday Feb 19th, Ashley Edmondson will be subbing for me at Maine Ballroom, and on Tuesday Feb 24th, Janice Erickson will sub for me at the Woodford’s Club. Enjoy the fun styles of these lovely teachers!

Happy February New Moon, and Chinese New Year!

Click Here for More Info on Our Weekly Dance & Drum Classes

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