AFRO DANCE SERIES
 
Afro Dance Fundamentals and Choreography classes by Seattle's Kiné Camara. This is a 3-week class series on November 7th, 14th, and 21st.

 

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Afro Dance Series
KINÉ CAMARA

Open Level Afro Fundamentals*

November 7th, 14th, and 21st

2:15pm-3:15pm

Ages 13 and up. We will explore urban Afro grooves and popular steps through drills and exercises. Afro dance is an umbrella term that includes several urban genres that originated in Africa over the past 20-30 years, including Afrobeats, Coupe Decale, Afrohouse, Ndombolo, and Amapiano to name a few. This class will be primarily based on the Afrobeats style from Nigeria and Ghana.

Afro Choreography*

November 7th, 14th, and 21st

3:20pm-4:30pm

Ages 13 and up. This class will utilize Afro movement from a mix of genres and is geared towards students with some experience taking choreography. Afro dance experience is not required.

*This is a 3-week class series. No drop-ins are allowed.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

Kiné Camara is a choreographer, instructor and performer based in Seattle, WA. She began dancing professionally at 8 years old, and teaching in 2005, under the direction of her father, Master Drummer and Dancer, Ibrahima Camara, of the National Ballet of Senegal. In her choreography, she pulls from various African and Afro diasporic dance styles, and often explores themes of Western vs African culture, and modern vs traditional dance. She debuted "Dokhontou" in 2021, through the Evergreen City Ballet's artist residency, storytelling a journey through West African traditional and modern urban styles.

Dance is a powerful way to strengthen the mind, body and spirit, and her classes focus on all three. Her passion is to not only teach steps, but also to educate holistically, discussing cultural/historical context, and cultivating self love and acceptance in tandem with the physical practice. She's taught with The University of Washington, The Overlake School, The Union Cultural Center, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Repertory Dance.

Website: kinecamara.com

Instagram: @Kine_Camara