Date:Every Thursday from Thu 22 Sep 2016 - Thu 27 Oct 2016
Time:19:45 - 21:00
African Dance is a high-spirited, fun, high-powered rhythmic dance experience for anyone who loves to dance. With live drumming percussion, this highly energetic class expands on traditional dances of West Africa incorporating a lot of hip twisting, jumping, arm swinging, high knee lifting and all round fun. Catherine's classes are energetic and dynamic - allowing students to completely immerse themselves in the joy of dancing, while at the same time getting a full body and cardio-work out.
Catherine's classes begin with a strong warm up that build strength and flexibility in the body, followed by solid African dance 'technique' training, which all lead to the high point of the class - the upbeat dances that exude strength, rhythm and a sense of release and joy. If you love to dance and are fired up by the sound of live drumming, this class is for you! Catherine will teach a mixed level class so all are welcome, beginners included.
Please note: Class fees cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.
ABOUT CATHERINE YOUNG
Catherine began her studies of African Dance at City College San Francisco and has travelled to West Africa to study under Lacina Coulibaly (Kongo Ba Teria Dance Company - Burkina Faso), Ousseni Sako (Salia ni Seydou Company - Burkina Faso) and Mamadou Kante (Academie de Percussion et de Danse Traditionalled du Ballets Kantiguilla (Mali). She also travels regularly to Europe and the US to train with some of the world's leading African dance masters including Yousouff Koumbasa, Maguette Camara & Babacar NDiaye. Catherine is also a professional contemporary dancer and yoga teacher, so her classes incorporate a vast knowledge of somatic practices.